DevEd

My Erasmus+ experience in Czech Republic

Deirdre Gavin writes about her time volunteering in the Czech Republic. On the 29th of September last I trekked through a forest near a tiny town called Chotěboř in the Czech Republic to embark on what was to be an intense, inspiring and fun-filled week. The training course was for return volunteers from the Global South to dissect and explore our experiences in an

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Reflections from volunteering in Calais

Reflections from volunteering in Calais By Dr Rosanna O Keeffe (GP trainee, North Dublin City GP Trainee) with Ellen O’ Keeffe (4th year Sociology, TCD     I’m going to speak about Calais where I have volunteered twice over the last few weeks.   To start I’m going to give some background information. I assume most of you know this already but it’s important to

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May #FirstWeds : “What does migrant solidarity look like”

We are delighted to be able to confirm the following panel for next Wednesdays #FirstWeds discussion. Neltah Chadamoyo Neltah is Public Engagement Officer for (and previous chair of) the Africa Centre. She has worked as Group Coordinator with Amnesty International Ireland Zimbabwe Group. She has researched how political parties in Ireland have engaged with migrants and experience of how (or not) migrants are represented

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Policy and Practice Issue 22 Out Now

Policy and Practice Issue 22 has been published and is available online   Issue 22 of the Centre for Global Education’s journal, Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review, has been published on the theme ‘New Models of Development: Lessons from Latin America’.  It considers the lessons that development educators can draw from the new approaches to development adopted by many of the leading economies in Latin

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Tearing up the Earth

Pictured here: People who attended Comhlámh’s “Tearing Up The Earth – Film Showing of ‘Open Pit” event earlier this month.  Maria McCloskey, a member of the Comhlámh Belfast group, writes about the recent film showing and campaign meeting that took place in Belfast. On Thursday 4th February 2016 a small group of concerned, or at least curious, individuals gathered in a room in Belfast

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Ashley Madison, two great movies and International Volunteering.

Philip Mudge, Comhlámh’s Volunteering Quality Project Officer at Comhlamh, Irish Association of Development Workers and Volunteers chimes in with the fifth in his regular blog series linking popular culture with volunteering. I confess I spend most of my life spinning between amused bewilderment and ‘D’oh – Ahaa!’ moments that unfortunately don’t usually change my life much a all.  For example only yesterday I found out

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Our New Information and Support Office Goes On A Journey Of Sustainability.

Pictured:  Comhlámh’s Ruth Powell and Chhoun Borith, the executive director of the host organisation, Khmer Youth for Sustainable Development (KYSD).   As Comhlámh’s new Information and Support officer, Ruth Powell was barely in the door of 12 Parliament Street before she headed off to Cambodia to a conference entitled “Journeys of sustainability”. Here’s her report. The conference brought together 32 people from 15 different organisations based

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Have A Read Of Our New Resource On Active Citizenship.

We are delighted to share with you a new resource that has been created, ‘From Volunteers to Active Citizens’, a publication that has been the result of a pan-European collaboration. The resource, a curriculum for volunteer sending agencies, was produced by a group of 7 EU-based organisations working with returned international volunteers across Europe: GVC Italia (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain), Inex-SDA(Czech Republic),

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The Story Of A Learning Journal

r Clare Mullaniff writes about the launch of our new learning journal for volunteers which took place last week. In February 2013 the journey began. Comhlamh’s volunteer and developmental education committee, along with the original creative workings of Ursel Biester, had an idea that would go on to change the face of volunteer reflection and self-development in Ireland.   An idea to fabricate a journal

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They Swapped Til They Dropped.

The Volunteering and Development Education committee organised a ‘Swap til you Drop’ event in Cork last month, in order to swap clothes, share messages of sustainability and to raise funds for a Learning Journal for volunteers. The event saw 100 people from Cork attend, armed with bags of clothes and congregating around hangers tagged with quotes and info about the clothing industry. Siobhán Hughes

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