Building Brides is an international networking campaign of SCI-branches, with the aim of raising awareness and stimulating the reflection about the current refugee crisis and forced migration in general.

Building Bridges

Humanity has always been moving all around the world since its early ages.

People travel for several reasons, such as study, work, holidays. But they are often also forced to move to flee persecutions, wars, economic crisis and natural disasters. Most of them travel to escape the violence, but also to improve the living conditions and fulfill the personal life plan.
SCI recognizes this right to everybody who dreams about a different, idividually more fullfilling, life path.

We believe that each human being has to be regarded as being human, before being examined by economical or political  evaluation. According to that, SCI promotes freedom of movement and right to citizenship at a global level. Too many current approaches, on a communication or legislative level, divide migrant people into legal and illegal, according to the reasons bringing them to leave their birthplace, referring to the means they use to travel or to treatment they get at their arrival in the hosting country.

Building Bridges aims to react in the most pragmatic, realistic and powerful way, the SCI international network can offer in order to raise awareness of the actual worldwide migration and refugee issues, including all their harmful consequences inside our societies (such as the rise of racism, xenophobia, intolerance and extreme right wing groups etc.).

The campaign includes the following activities:

• workcamps on the topic of refugees and asylum seekers,
• study sessions to be implemented in SCI workcamps,
• materials and methods to be used by branches and partners willing to get active on the topic,
• microgrants for small projects,
• seminars and trainings.

See Building Bridges toolkit

If you would like more information or have an activity related to the campaign that you would like to share, please write to sci.buildingbridges@gmail.com

source:http://www.sci.ngo/sci-campaigns/building-bridges/about-building-bridges