Skills in Development Education’ – Reflections from James

“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” (Paulo Freire)     This 8-week course offered a very good insight into the importance of development education in today’s world as well as some fun and exciting ways to raise knowledge and awareness of global issues within groups. From the very

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ARABIC FUN LANGUAGE COURSE

THE COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!!! Thank you for your interest!   Interested in learning conversational Arabic in an informal, relaxed environment? Well you are in luck! The The Ireland Say’s Welcome Comhlámh member group has arranged a six week language course that will bring you through the essentials of conversational Arabic. The course will cover topics such as greetings and introductions that will allow

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Passion4Solidarity

Bianca works with the Irish Forum for Global Health. Bianca is working in the area of global health where she has experience conducting research within the Indonesian, Ugandan, Kenyan, Canadian, and Irish healthcare systems.  In this piece, Bianca outlines important aspects of international fieldwork for students studying in the health sector and also for those engaged in medical electives.


Passion4Solidarity: Richard

Our next video in our series of resources for education and health workers we hear from Richard   Richard volunteered with Nurture Africa.  As he began the application process, Richard asked some key fundamental questions around international volunteering. Do I have the experience and skills to bring to the role? He had the chance to teach new subjects and work with local teachers creating

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Passion4Solidarity: Jessica

Next up in our series of #Passion4Solidarity videos is Jessica.   Jessica works with City of Dublin Education and Training Board – Separated Childrens’ Service.  She works with migrant and refugee children, who are very often from the countries where health and education workers from Ireland volunteer in.  Her experience of teaching in this context tells us it’s important for teachers to think in

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#Passion4Solidarity: Patrick

Patrick has worked as a school principal in Rwanda.  Patrick speaks about the role of international volunteers in his school. They have brought their own resourcefulness and expertise whilst simultaneously being able to live and learn within the local community and working with local teachers as colleagues. Volunteers work and contribution to social change continues after they return home by educating within their own

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HUNGARY: Highly interested in the EUAV initiative!

The Hungarian Volunteer Sending Foundation’s (HVSF) dissemination event: “At the end of February we decided to organize our dissemination event in Budapest, to spread the word about the EU Aid Volunteers initiative among Hungarian people and organizations. We aimed to address people interested in volunteering opportunities as well as organizations interested in joining the initiative. The EUAV initiative is still not very well known

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#Passion4Solidarity: Breda

Our #Passion4Solidarity videos series continues with Breda. Breda worked as a volunteer with Concern. Here she speaks about role of health volunteers in humanitarian contexts. How preparation in advance of heading overseas is key. Research your options – not just about where you can go to volunteer – and find out about the values and work of the various volunteer sending agencies. All this helps you find

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#Passion4Solidarity: Brigid-Rose

The second in our series of #Passion4Solidarity videos:  Brigid-Rose     Brigid-Rose volunteered with VSO Ireland, carrying out a two-year placement as a teacher.  She advises that teachers thinking about volunteering overseas should be prepared to integrate with the local community, and plan to be adaptable and patient. Perhaps most importantly, from Brigid-Rose’s perspective, is being willing and able to walk in the shoes of the people you

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#Passion4Solidarity: Alex

Welcome to our new series of video resources tailored for people working in the health and education sectors thinking about volunteering overseas.   Alex  works with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).  He speaks about the role that volunteers play on providing practical solidarity with local children in the West Bank as well as being able to provide eye witness testimony

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