• Short Summary

    THE SERVICE CIVILE INTERNATIONALE - THE VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION WHICH ENABLES YOUNG PEOPLE TO WORK UNPAID ON COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A VILLAGE IN TLEMCEN, ALGERIA.

  • Description

    THE SERVICE CIVILE INTERNATIONALE - THE VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION WHICH ENABLES YOUNG PEOPLE TO WORK UNPAID ON COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A VILLAGE IN TLEMCEN, ALGERIA.

    WHEN OUR CAMERAMAN WENT TO THE SITE, 18 VOLUNTEERS WERE WORKING THERE, INCLUDING THREE ALGERIAN VOLUNTEERS. HELPING THEM WERE THREE ALGERIAN MASONS AND II VILLAGERS.

    THIRTY-THREE HOUSES WERE IN A STATE OF COMPLETION AND SEVERAL OTHERS NEARLY FINISHED. THE WORK, AS ALWAYS, WAS SLOW COMPARED WITH MODERN BUILDING TECHNIQUES, BUT VERY GOOD FOR SUCH A SMALL TEAM WORKING IN VERY DIFFICULT CONDITIONS - FOUR HOUSES HAD BEEN COMPLETED IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS.

    THE SERVICE CIVILE INTERNATIONALE NOT ONLY PROVIDES HOUSES, BUT A DISPENSARY, A SCHOOL, AND A WELFARE CENTRE. ALL THESE HAD BEEN STARTED BY THE TEAM OF YOUNG VOLUNTEERS WHO HAS COME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    THE VOLUNTEERS ARE ROUGHLY DIVIDED INTO TWO SECTIONS: THE DISPENSARY TEAM, RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL GENERAL MEDICAL AND WELFARE WORK; AND THE CONSTRUCTION TEAM.

    THE TLEMCEN PLAN IS BASED ON A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS, BUT TIME IS NOT AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THESE KIND OF CONDITIONS. IF THE SERVICE CIVILE INTERNATIONALE ACHIEVES ITS AIM SOONER - TO TEACH SELF-HELP TO THE INDIGENOUS POPULATION - THE PROJECT COULD BE FINISHED EARLIER.

    THE WORK OF THE VOLUNTEER SERVICE IN TEACHING USUALLY STEMS FROM THE CLINIC. MOTHERS AND MOTHERS-TO-BE REGISTER HERE, AND THEN ARE TAUGHT TO MAKE BIBS, VESTS AND BONNETS UNDER SUPERVISION. WHEN THE WOMEN HAVE DONE THIS THEY ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO MORE ON THEIR OWN INITIATIVE AND SO THE VOLUNTEER TEAM ESTABLISH A CORPS OF LOCAL PEOPLE AT THE WELFARE CENTRE. FROM THERE THE WORD GOES ROUND AND SOON THEY FIND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY HELPING WITH THEIR WORK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3I3GMDJJUK2LKABZMHX5BOIW2
    Media URN:
    VLVA3I3GMDJJUK2LKABZMHX5BOIW2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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