Global Development Village
KISC will be present at the Global Development Village (GDV) the interactive space within the Jamboree. This area is designed to raise awareness about global issues, build capacities among young people, and create a strong commitment for Creating a Better World. It is divided into different sectors (Peace, Health, Human Rights, Environment and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Information and Communication Technologies) to cover various topics through workshops and activities.
KISC will have an interactive workshop stand within the Peace sector. There, all participants will have the chance to learn more about international friendship and brotherly support among peoples, by taking part in creative, challenging and funny workshops and an interactive session.
The workshops offered by KISC at the GDV are: "Knitting for Peace", "B.-P.'s Dream Award" and "Climbing the Wall of Friendship".
The interactive session offered by KISC together with the Equator Scout Group (Uganda) is: "Malaria Education and Prevention Programme".
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Learn how to knit or weave a woggle out of old plastic shopping bags, a really cool, colourfull and 100% recycled and disposable craft! This is a really "scouty" 40 minutes workshop to try out your crafting skills, keep an eye on the environment and contribute to a greater cause. In fact, at the end of the workshop all participants can either keep the woggle or leave it with the KISC Staff. All woggles left can be purchased for a small charity donation. All money will be given to the Equator Scout Group (Uganda) for supporting and implementing the Malaria Education and Prevention Programme.
Scouts can undertake the challenge of achieving the B.-P’s Dream award badge. As Kandersteg International Scout Centre itself is the realisation of B.-P’s Dream of a Permanent Mini-Jamboree where Scouts and Guides from all over the world could meet everyday. Bases of this dream is international friendship, curiosity for other cultures, open minded like attitude, respect and supportive behaviour among all brothers and sisters in Scouting regardless of boarders and difference – all fundamentals of peace too. By accomplishing some tasks participants will be able to achieve the badge.
The participants will have to work as a team and climb up high in order to put together all pieces of the message, which are spread across the climbing wall. KISC Staff will be supervising the activity (safety first!) and explain the game to the Scouts. The first team to complete the puzzle wins!
“Malaria Education and Prevention Programme” run by the Equator Scout Group, Uganda, represented by Henry Gidds and supported by KISC. He will run a informative and interactive session about malaria, how to prevent it, what are the risks and causes and how Scouts can play an active role in stopping this disease.