RTF in Medellín

RTF in Medellín

In the middle of April, the Divers travelled to the capital city of the paisa region, Medellín. It’s time for RTF (Regional Training Forum) for CISVers. This is a training forum were many leaders and other committed people in CISV come together to be trained for all our programs, the JB and...
Look Up!

Look Up!

Hello everyone! We hope you are doing well. It’s been quite sometime since the last time we wrote something and many, many things have been happening to the Divers. Don’t worry too much, we will write about that during this week. For now, there’s something else I would like to...
Biodiversity

Biodiversity

You might think that diversity is all about identity and multiculturalism, but diversity is so much more. Diversity can be seen in everything in your daily life, like the way you perceive yourself, the way you dress, how you feel, the way you behave with different groups of people, the ...
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

I have had the privilege of being involved in this particular arena and I would say that there are a lot of things that can be done. Particularly, we can start by not underestimating these people, since they just need other tools and resources to be a part of a...
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“JUST BECAUSE IT ISN’T HAPPENING HERE DOESN’T MEAN IT ISN’T HAPPENING”

“JUST BECAUSE IT ISN’T HAPPENING HERE DOESN’T MEAN IT ISN’T HAPPENING”

Last week I came across this campaign that Save the Children is making in order to create awareness about children’s situation around the world. One of the main focuses right now are the children suffering in Syria and well, even though it is true that Syria is facing some difficult times right now, the slogan...
Medellín, baby!

Medellín, baby!

Two weeks ago Ranis and I went to the beautiful city of Medellín. It was my first time there, and I had heard so many good things about this city. We spent the the friday walking around and explore some of the city. It is true what they say about beautiful girls over there.. You...
What do you see when you look at the sky?

What do you see when you look at the sky?

  I chose this title because it can briefly describe the divers’ experience at Planetarium of Bogotá. Even though most of the people think this one is one of the perfect places for kids to be in, I could say that this is a place for grown-ups too. The Planetarium leads us to rethink how...
Promotion!!!

Promotion!!!

We have now been promoting the project we are a part of to the International Governing Board. Last week, we got asked if we wanted to make a short video about the cooperation we are a part of. The task was to make it as short as possible, interesting and show what this exchange has...
The High, The Mighty & The Supreme Leader

The High, The Mighty & The Supreme Leader

Last week we introduced ourselves: The Divers, but the team is never complete without some pressure… And who are the ones putting pressure on us the whole time? The answer to this is summarised in three particular characters. They are known, among us, as: “the High” because he is very incredibly tall (for colombian height...
The vikings in the land of coffee!

The vikings in the land of coffee!

Last week we had one of the most extraordinary and welcomed visitors we have ever had from Norway since we landed in Colombia. The Norwegian CISV President (Ine Annett Jomaas), the National Secretary (Andreas Underland Mjelva), and our Norwegian Coordinator (Eirik Breivik Minde) came to make a nice evaluation of our project… Not to mention...
Three Stones From the Sun!

Three Stones From the Sun!

Hello everyone out there! We understand that you may already know the team but the question is do you know each of us, as individuals? Well, we wanted to introduce ourselves properly to those who haven’t had the great opportunity to meet this fantastic diverse team called the divers (we really love playing with words)!...
Identity!

Identity!

  Undoubtedly, diversity is related to countless things that happen in every day life, in many contexts, places, and each of them affects us as individuals. Therefore, one relevant topic we can take into consideration while approaching diversity is identity but, what do we mean by identity? Fortunately, this concept has directed us into interesting...
Leaders training in Bogotá

Leaders training in Bogotá

We started the day in a horrible way… We had to meet at 7.30am on a saturday (!) to be able to catch the bus to the campsite. Since I’m here in Colombia, I’m trying to adapt as much as possible and that means arriving in Colombian time; 15 minutes late.. The campsite was next...
What is beauty?

What is beauty?

Beauty has a lot to do with diversity, or at least I think so. The truth is, being different is one of the good things about life because it means that we can change, we can become someone new every time we want it. We can look different, change the colour of our hair, paint...
The Colombian life

The Colombian life

Colombia is amazing! I’ve spend 2 weeks here already, and seen many different places in Bogotá. The city is very easy to understand with Carreras y Calles (streets and avenues), but the private public transport system is very randomized. If you want to go somewhere as a tourist, taxi is a good solution and it...
Having a look at stereotypes:

Having a look at stereotypes:

Since we are working on the theme of diversity, we have been wondering about stereotypes that some people have about certain cultures, religions, countries, and so on. One reiterative aspect we have found so far is that it is really common to either generalize or simplify other people’s life’s according to their birth place, their...