Building partnerships with local communities
Local communities are microcosms of the global context. CISV’s local programs use the same principles as its international programs to connect people in a meaningful way with their local communities.
Mosaic is a project-based program which empowers individuals and Chapters to be agents of change, reach out, and involve as many people as possible. Each project is a separate CISV experience relating to a local need or interest and involving a different target group. It does not have to be in a camp setting, as with many CISV programs, but is designed according to the needs and abilities of the CISV Chapter. Using a three-phase educational approach of Discover, Understand and Create, local members develop projects in conjunction with like-minded organizations or community groups. The aim is to crate an authentic learning experience for participants and deliver a benefit to the wider community.