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Comhlámh’s Skills in Development Education Course

This ten week evening course supported by Concern aims to equip participants with the skills and methodologies to work effectively with groups on global development and social justice issue in a friendly, informal group environment. ‘It provided exposure to different methodologies, practical hands-on approach, and diversity of experience’   ‘It helped me see Development Education in a broad sense and how I can be

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Coming Home Handbook!

As someone who works with volunteers, you will already have skills and experience that are incredibly valuable, and this handbook intends to enhance and ‘add value’ to the work you are already doing. As all volunteers are unique with their own needs and interests, and likewise as each Volunteer Sending Agency is unique as an organisation as well as the specific nature of volunteer

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The Full Scoop

Photo: Conducting A Household Survey in Som Roung. Having graduated with a BSc International Development and Food Policy from University College Cork in 2012, Peter James Downey  wanted to use his degree for something good. Here he talks about how he got involved in volunteering. However finding a job within the development sector in Ireland is difficult. So I turned my attention abroad and found

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Networked Women.

Inese Japina met up with Mary Quinlan – a founding member and the former Chair of Banúlacht. Banúlacht was a network of women working to promote awareness of the links between development issues that affect people locally and globally. They worked from a gender perspective which entailed analysing unequal effects of development on women and men. When and why was Banúlacht established? Banúlacht was established

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Sustaining Lifelong HIV Treatment in Namibia and Beyond.

Kate Mukungu worked in Namibia in 2002-2006. She describes this time as life-changing. Working in HIV and AIDS and experiencing Namibian life as a family and community member brought home the real impact of HIV and AIDS.  Here she talks about how reductions in international funding puts thousands of people at risk of losing out on their treatment. Namibia is one of four countries

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A Fresh Faced Focus

Comhlámh’s head, Mark Cumming, talks quickly about our new look Focus magazine. I love this quote by Ricardo L. Morales; “If you give me a fish you have fed me for a day. If you teach me to fish then you have fed me…….until the river is contaminated or the shoreline seized for development. But if you teach me to organize then whatever the

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Reflections from Riga

Photos: Attendees from across Europe engaging in conversation on Global Education Shannette, Volunteer Quality Project Officer at Comhlámh shares her thoughts on a recent trip to Riga, Latvia. I really value the opportunity I had to attend the “Young Europeans for Global Development Conference” in Riga, Latvia where approximately thirty young people spoke about “Best practices in mainstreaming global education into nonformal learning”. The

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