Service Civil International Malaysia
We would like to share with you our experiences through our journey of peace and volunteerism.
SCI (Service Civil International) Malaysia is a non governmental, non profit, non religious, registered under the Malaysian Society Act, Peace organisation consisting of two branches in Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
We bring together people of different background and outlook to undertake useful voluntary work for the benefit of the community, aiming to create understanding and mutual respect between individual of all creeds and races so that the concept of violence become less and less acceptable and the degradation of human dignity impossible.
In search for the 'moral equivalent for war', Pierre Ceresole created Service Civil International, with its emphasis upon constructive, voluntary service for peace thru international work camps in devastated and conflict areas.
Pierre Ceresole and Hubert Parris organise and carry out with a small international team reconstruction service in the war devastated village Esnes near Verdun in France.
First international voluntary work camp in Switzerland to clear rubble after avalanche.
7810 volunteers from 28 countries clear the Rhine valley in Liechtenstein after heavy flood.
During the economic crisis in England a work camp was organised to restore self-confidence in distressed mining town. Volunteers with unemployed men build a swimming pool and layout public park.
First service in India: re-building of a village in the earthquake area of Bihar.
IVS/SCI service is recognized in Great Britain as alternative to military service.
Long-term re-forestation service in Britain for Conscientious Objectors. First work camp in the Netherlands at school of Cees Boeke.
Adoption of international constitution at 4th Delegates Meeting.
Significant expansion of work camps and social work in Europe. Again activities in India (work with refugees)
First service in (West-) Pakistan.
A well prepared SCI emergency team goes for the first time into action to assist flood-stricken population in the French Alps.
SCI work camps in Israel and Japan. First USA Conscientious Objector allowed to do his alternative service with SCI.
Work with Tibetan refugees and long-term community development service in India. Creation of SCI international development fund. Re-organisation of the SCI international secretariat to consist of secretaries for Asia, Europe and an international co-ordinating secretary.
First work camp in Sri Lanka. Social, educational and work camps activities in Mauritius.
Renews activities in Algeria: reconstruction of a war destroyed village, medical, educational and community development activities in various villages near Tlemcen. First work camps in Ireland and Bangladesh.
Asia Secretary, Devider Das Chopra followed up with the M’sian Govt to send two volunteers.
The French branch organizes camps for Conscientious Objectors. The British branch sends long-term volunteers to the Cameroons, Botswana, Swaziland, Malaysia and Thailand.
First work camp in Botswana and the Republic of Korea. French branch sets up permanent centre for orientation and training of leaders and long-term volunteers.
Work camps again in Mauritius. Long term volunteers in Lesotho, Senegal and Nepal. First SCI camps in Thailand and Canada. Appointment of SCI Asian Advisory Council. Acceptance of international 5 year development plan.
First SCI work camp in Nepal. First Asian Regional Training Seminar. An International Africa Committee is appointed.
Creation of an SCI international Commission for the activities of the Action d'Urgence Internationale (International Emergency Team). International workcamp at the Spastic Centre Penang.
Work with Bangladesh refugees in India.
Recognition of Bangladesh branch. SCI group registered in Penang/Malaysia.
Flemish section of SCI Belgium (VIA) becomes an SCI group on its own.
Work with Sri-Lankan repatriates in India and Sri Lanka.
Affiliation of Servei Catala de Camps de Treball in Barcelona/Catalonia/Spain as a group of SCI. SCI Selangor, Federal Territory, is registered in Malaysia.
Work with Afghan refugees in New Delhi, India.
SCI Malaysia received the First Earth Run for Outstanding Community Service by the Malaysian Olympic Council and the UNICEF in commemorating 1986 as the International Year of Peace for its Sentul Playcentre.
SCI teams are sent from Europe to Nicaragua to work in agricultural development projects. The International Secretariat moves from Europe to Asia (Bangalore/India).
An international sub-committee of Solidarity, Exchange and Education for Development (SEED) is established at the 52nd ICM in Belfast, Northern Ireland. SCI receives the United Nations Peace Messenger Award.
Penang organise its First Peace Run for the able and disabled runners. Over 1000 participated.
KL branch supported the Spinal Handicap group by organising it's first annual Family day. Its has become the biggest gathering for the national disables annually
KIOKU held its first Family day for the disabled members, fully supported by SCI. 5 years on, KIOKU now is able to fully support and organise itself
2005 Summer U at Madrid- Participant from over 20 countries took part in the very interactive and action orientated 1 weeks training.
Tsunami support – Distributed food, essential and cash collected to Kedah’s victims, and did gotong royong on beach cleaning with 5000 others in Penang.
First Asian Summer U – ASU organised at Katmandu, Nepal. Network with other like minded and organised 2 days events to commemorate the International Day of Peace in Taiping and KL
Malindo Unity Swim from Malaysia to Indonesia and back. Relay took 27 hours and 21 minutes to cover the distance of 94km. Event has been recorded in the Malaysian Book of Records.
Supported the Global Peace Festival which attracted 15000 participants to the Bukit Jalil Stadium.
Hosted the APM/APPES -09 at the Malaysian International Youth Center.
Help set up the Partners for Peace, Malaysia (PfPM). Celebrated SCI 90 yr Anniversary and presented 1st Exemplary Volunteer Awards.
Co-organiser in the JOA (Journey of Awakening) A 850 km Spiritual Journey from Penang to Johor Bahru to promote Peace and Goodwill through Awakening, Realization and Enlightenment.
Hosted 72nd ICM and an International Peace Seminar - themed "Volunteering for Peace". Twenty two countries participated.
Mission: To promote peace and intercultural understanding through volunteering and international voluntary projects.
Vision: A world of peace, social justice, and sustainable development, where all people live together with mutual respect and without recourse to any form of violence to solve conflict.
& short term camps
which are the uniqueness of SCI, where it provides practical services such as paintwork, minor repairs, maintenance, gardening and cleaning. Other activities include excursions and social games for the handicapped and needy.
Regional & International
lasting 10-14 days where participants from SCI groups from all over the region / world have the opportunity to meet and interact with one another and at the same time undertake worthwhile projects benefiting the local community.
seminars, workshop and training programs to expose people, both young and old, from rural and urban areas to the realities of today and to discover ways and means as to how voluntary action can play a vital role in the development and creation of a better atmosphere and understanding amongst the society.
Involve the youth in short and long term exchange programs like the AEEP (Asian Europe Exchange Program) and workcamp in co-operation with partner organisation in Asian, Africa, East and West Europe and America. Annually SCI organises over 500 camps worldwide.
We share the aims and methods of the movement regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political beliefs.
Nurul Syahida Ahmad Said , President
Edward Chua, Secretary
Sue Maznah, Treasurer
Chuah Lee Chin, Auditor
William Leam, Auditor
Amy Khong, Committee Members
Theana Nesamani, Committee Members
KC Low, Committee Members
Athimulam Arjunan, President
Tuan Haji Abdul Ramesh Abdul Rahim, Deputy President
Thilegachandran Gopalsamy, Secretary
Jaykanthan Muniyandy, Assistant Secretary
Nachatar Singh, Treasurer
Veronica Jacob, Assistant Treasurer
Michael Santhana Dass, Committee Member
Radhakrishnan Chenniah, Committee Member
Mahendaraj, Committee Member