SCIC Youth Program
At its core, the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation Youth Program is about empowering young people to act, respecting and inviting the voices of youth, and creating opportunities for youth to engage in peer-to-peer education. These principles are part of every activity that the SCIC Youth Program undertakes and they are the reason for its success.
What's New With SCIC Youth?
Generating Momentum Activist Leadership Training Camp!
August 29-September 1
This camp is for young adults aged 18-29, it will be 3 full days of leadership training in the Qu’Appelle Valley. This will be an educational, skills-based, action-oriented event. The workshops and trainings could include:
- Justice, Anti-oppression and democracy
- Solidarity locally and internationally. Solutions locally and internationally
- Understanding and affecting power politics
- Social networking, volunteer recruitment, media and messaging
- Personal sustainability
- Strategic planning, event coordinating and project management
- Creative activism
- Building a movement, being a movement
This event will also allow participants to meet and network with a diverse group of people, and make new friends! Hiking, canoeing, music/ art jams, and other fun activities will be available for participants outside of workshop times!
Unfortunately there will not be a DIY Summer camp this year, due to budget restraints. We know how mauch past participants enjoyed camp and feel like this is a loss. That being said, SCIC will be taking the DIY show on the road. We will be stopping by and talking about International Development and DIY Media at other camps, like Co-op Camp, SFL Camp, and more!
SCIC Millennium Development Goal Comics Now Available!
As part of its youth program, Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) has taken on the task of creating a comic series for youth with each story centering around one of the eight Millennium Develpment Goals. The Millennium Development Goals were established at the United Nations Millennium Summit in September 2000. World leaders agreed to a set time measured by goals and targets for combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women. With the target year of 2015 and the cooperation of all the world's countries and leading development institutions these goals have spurred unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world's poorest.
SCIC's Millennium Development Goal comic series aims at creating awareness of global issues through accessible, interesting and easy to understand stories in comic book form. Each story is centered around one Millennium Development Goal that educates on the issue through a personal and familiar- feeling narrative. The comics also aim to empower young readers to act by providing information about opportunities to get involved through volunteering or fund raising, or learn more about the issue introduced in the comic. The comics are great as a teaching resource, for those who work with youth, or to be enjoyed personally, by youth and adults!
Below are brief summaries of each of the comics currently available for purchase:
Millennium Development Goal #2: Universal Primary Education: Learning and Building Together is the story of a Burundian village’s experience of increased school enrolment due to the elimination of school fees from the perspective of Emanuel, a young boy.
Millennium Development Goal #3: Empower Women & Promote Gender Equality: Women on the Move is the story of a young girl who works with her mother towards the empowerment of women in the electoral system of Honduras.
Millennium Development Goal #4: Child Mortality: A World Safe for Children? is the story of two young Iraqi boys growing up during a difficult time in their country’s history.
Millennium Development Goal #7: Environmental Sustainability: A Forest in the Desert is the story of a Chinese woman and her family who set out to transform their desert habitat through tree-planting.
More stories coming soon!
SCIC youth program participants have created impressive artwork and creative media that have been assembled for an ongoing and travelling art exhibit, originally created for International Development Week. The media and art created by participants echoes global concerns that matter most to them.
For more information to order comics, to book the exhibit for your school/event, or to register for or inquire about the Do-It-Yourself Media Project!
SCIC Youth Program
416 21st St. E. -Suite 208
Phone: (306) 956-0622
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