Ways You Can Help

Financial support

The World Student Christian Federation relies on the financial generosity of its supporters in order to carry out its work among students around the world.

If you would like to support WSCF's work financially, you may visit our current fundraising campaigns below and conveniently pay via PayPal, credit or debit card.

Check out with PayPal

If you prefer, you can also send a cheque made out to the World Student Christian Federation and post it to the Inter-Regional Office's address, or pay via direct electronic transfer to our bank account:

ACCOUNT : LO790.08.11
BANK : Banque Cantonale de Genève

Please also send us an email or written note describing the purpose of your payment and letting us know the transfer has come from you. This allows us to trace the transfer, thank you and issue the receipt, and use your gift for exactly its intended purpose.

Do contact us for any inquiries you may have.

Support Senior Friend's network

WSCF relies on its friends around the world to keep alive the spirit of the movement and to provide opportunities for the current generation to experience SCMs and WSCF. To keep in touch with the Federation and to maintain your awareness of how you can help its work, all former members of SCMs, WSCF or those who have appreciated the work of the movement through contact as chaplains, academic colleagues, fellow activists, resource people, etc. are warmly encouraged to register.

By registering on this list you will automatically receive the Federation News, WSCF's semi-annual newsletter. Find out more about senior friend's networks in your country or region through your national SCM or WSCF region.

SCM Senior Friends meeting IrelandSCM Senior Friends meeting, Ireland

Institutional support

Churches, ecumenical organisations, aid and development agencies, NGOs and many other groups can support WSCF by offering their expertise, funding support and institutional resources for the use of students engaged in WSCF activities. To support the global activities of WSCF, you can contact the Inter-Regional Office to ask for more information on WSCF's current needs.

Support UDPS

The WSCF Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS) has been observed by SCMs and supporters around the world since its inception in 1898. On the third Sunday of February each year the UDPS liturgy is celebrated using a service prepared by one of the WSCF regions. Supporters of WSCF can download the service from this website.

You can support the movement by organising to celebrate the liturgy in your church or ecumenical group. You can offer practical support at the same time by taking a collection at your celebration of the UDPS service and forwarding the proceeds to your national SCM or to WSCF.

UDPS 2016 SCM CubaUDPS 2016, SCM Cuba
UDPS 2016 SyriaUDPS 2016, Syria

Prayer support

Friends of WSCF can offer support by regularly praying for WSCF and SCMs and for the building up and strengthening of WSCF's ecumenical student ministry around the world. The following is a prayer for WSCF and SCMs from the Federation's 1962 prayer book, Venite Adoremus II:

We pray for thy blessing, good Lord, upon the work of Christian movements of students and teachers in the colleges and universities of this land, that they may witness to thy Kingdom and be faithful to the Gospel. May the World Student Christian Federation, the Student Christian Movement in all lands and all student Christian communities be used by thee to advance knowledge and human welfare, to work for the unity and renewal of thy holy church and to be the messengers of peace and healing in a world of strife.

The following prayer of thanksgiving for WSCF and SCMs is adapted from the Venite Adoremus II prayer no. 240:

O Saviour Jesus Christ, who on the night before your passion, prayed that all may be made one, we praise and thank you for the witness of the World Student Christian Federation; for its achievements in drawing together students of all nations in tolerance and understanding; for its care for the wholeness of humankind; for its role in the increasing manifestation of the unity of the church; for the wisdom of its leaders and the generosity of its friends. We praise you for the new opportunities you continue to reveal to us in this generation; for the possibilities which challenge our obedience and test our faith. By your Holy Spirit guide and empower the SCMs in their work amongst students, universities and in their world. May the Student Christian Movements be vigilant in their witness to your love and in their drawing near to your Kingdom. Amen.

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