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STC Values: Compassion

by Peter DeWit Does it ever feel like you have compassion-deficit days or weeks? Hey, don’t beat yourself up about it, you are not alone. It’s all too easy to feel our not ‘enoughness’ in the light of the challenges and needs of our world. But for the sake of conversation here, may I ask […]

Spotlight Interview: Corlea Human

Written by Fianne van Laar In In the Spotlight we shine a light on a member of our global community. We discover who they are, what their role is and their connection with Serve the City. Today, we’re proud to introduce Corlea Human! Corlea is the chairperson of Serve the City International since mid 2023, […]

A Collection of Hugs

by Patricia and Peter DeWit I stopped waiting for words to make sense and made it my job to make sense of his words.  “I walk 15 days.”  Eye contact.  Be quiet. He is telling a small part of his story. “Five days no eat, no drink.” I touch his shoulder.  I’m 61 and this […]

Learning Culture and Language in Paris, France

by Peter DeWit Peter: Hi Safi, thanks for letting me interview you on STCP’s Language Exchange. If I remember correctly, your first experience with STC was attending one of our classes at the old CEP building. I remember during Covid times, we actually did Language Exchanges while taking walks outside because it was forbidden to […]

Navigating Trauma and Building Resilience with Michael Ketterer

Join in on 8th February 2024 at 19.30 CET for a very special first workshop in a series on Navigating Trauma & Building Resilience. It will be valuable for everyone because we all face tough situations in life and, while we’re serving, we can sometimes be confronted with other people’s suffering. Michael Ketterer once partook […]

Hope for the World

by Peter DeWit Maybe the word we need more than any other right now is the word hope. It is good to remind ourselves at the beginning of this year that hope is indeed a strategy. Of course, I am not referring to the wishful thinking category. You know, “I wish my life was better.” […]

Forum Stories: A Weekend in Krakow

Written by Maxwell Taylor My first time traveling to Krakow Poland will always have a special place in my heart. While attending Serve the City’s annual international forum, I met a ‘boat load’ of new STC volunteers from all over Europe, with different experiences from their respective cities, participated in team-building activities, and helped volunteer […]

Mental Health and Substance Abuse: A Growing Connection

An Interview with Nyati Annette Queenie, CEO, LivingPlus Haven Uganda, STC Volunteer 1. Could you tell us about your research in Mental Health? I titled it “Substance-related hospitalisation burden and patterns: Mental Unit, Arua Regional Referral Hospital, North Western Uganda.” Globally, substance abuse is a growing cause of mental illness and a leading cause of […]

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