Yesterday Comhlámh attended EIL Intercultural Learning’s 50th Anniversary in the Irish Aid Centre.
It was great to meet the EIL staff that were there, and some of their volunteers that have returned to Ireland.
Kevin Hickey, Director of EIL, spoke of the changes that have occurred in Ireland, and our need for intercultural awareness in our new intercultural society. We heard from two recipients of the EIL travel award, who spoke of their experiences abroad and about how their whole worldview has changed since their time abroad. Minister Joe Costello also spoke, and described EIL as a cutting-edge organisation which helps to mould leaders of the future.