From civil service to volontariat

With the authorization granted by the Federal Agency for Civil Service to SLS, our association sent two persons to work in Beit Hebbak, Lebanon under the label “Civilian Service” in 2010 and 2011.

In the meantime, the conditions for civil service assignments have been changed: regarding the requirement profile for service providers as well as regarding the locations.

Considerable costs and bureaucratic effort were further reasons for SLS to refrain from further civilian services.

With the volontariat based largely on personal responsibility, SLS has already successfully sent three volunteers to the school in Beit Hebbak.

A partnership with the association Voyage Partage in Switzerland will further strengthen preparation, monitoring and mission evaluation in the future.

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