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Canadian juniors walking the talk

Canadian Juniors Walking The Talk

An interview with Tamara Thorpe chair of the CISV Evaluation and Research Committe. Tamara Thorpe is an intercultural and leadership trainer, coach and consultant. She has been an active member of CISV for years and she's now the chair of the Evaluation and Research Committee.

What about giving juniors the chance to practice in their local community all the things they learned in their summer programmes?

"This is exactly what happened thanks to the Mosaic project that took place in Victoria, British Columbia. The Juniors organized a photo exhibit, a combination of photos and films. They partnered with several other organizations in Victoria that are involved in international and intercultural youth programmes. They invited those youth programmes to share their photos and films about what they do with the community. The goal of the project was to share with the community, why we learn from people who are different from each other.

The project was a success: more than 150 people from the Chapter and from the community participated. But the project had the greatest impact on the Juniors themselves, who at the end said: “This is the first time in CISV I feel like I'm doing what we say we do”.

Watch the interview with Tamara to know more about it!

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