Children's International Summer Villages (CISV): Villages Programme
CISV was organized to give life to the idea that education for peace starts with children. The method of education is learning through doing; it is action in progress. This is the idea behind the Village. The Village is a four-week long international residential camp. Villages consist of delegations of two boys and two girls, all eleven years of age, accompanied by one adult leader. These delegations come from 12-14 different countries. In addition, four to six Junior Counsellors, aged 16-17, who also come from all over the globe, come together to complete the village structure. The host country provides the staff, who will be both from the hosting country and other countries with CISV chapters. In any event, everyone comes together to participate in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, international camp.
CISV is a world-wide organization promoting peace and understanding through children. Programmes emphasize friendship as an important element in learning to resolve conflicts. In CISV programs, children from different parts of the world live together and learn to appreciate one another by finding similarities and celebrating differences.
CISV Canada, 72 Pettit Drive, Toronto, ON, Canada, M9R 2X2