Every Summer for over 40 years, CISV (Leeds and West Yorkshire) has selected children to take part in international meetings all over the world, learning, by experience, to live with and understand children of other nationalities, religions and cultures.
The children are selected from pupils who are nominated by their primary schools and then placed in delegations of four (2 girls and 2 boys). The delegations travel (with fully trained and CRB checked adult leaders) to different parts of the world to a “village” where they stay for approximately four weeks. In recent years we have sent delegations to India, Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Jordan, Costa Rica and Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico and the U.S.A. as well as to “villages” in England.
The child who is suited to the programme will be confident and outgoing, able to socialise and communicate readily with others and be independent enough to be away from his/her family for four weeks. The cost to the child’s family will be approx £1,000. We understand that this a lot of money, but we feel it is comparable with school trips and we will work with you to find financial assistance if this is a problem.
If you want to put your child forward for selection please complete the form below by Tuesday 6 January. We will then be able to get back to you with details of a meeting for parents (Thursday 8 January) and the selection process itself (Saturday 17 January).
If you wish to know more about us or have any further queries please contact Jeremy Morton on 07894 583966.