is an international organisation that has no economic, religious or political interests and is based on the principles of understanding, tolerance and world peace. Servas has more than 15.000 hosts all over the world who freely welcome Servas travellers into their homes and only require an interesting exchange of ideas and experiences.
The aim of Servas is to increase understanding between different peoples and cultures.
Mahatma Gandhi beautifully expressed this idea when he said:
'With every true friendship we build more firmly the foundation on which the peace of the world rests. Thought by thought and act by act, with every breath we build the kingdom of non-violence that is the true home of the spirit of man.'
Servas was started in 1949 and is still growing. Today there are members in over 135 countries. Each country has its own organisation of unpaid volunteers and there is also the Servas International organisation which guaranteees global cooperation between the member countries.
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