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So how in heavens did Comhlámh’s Áine Lynch and Ruth Powell find themselves discussing Volunteer Management in the capital city of Togo, at the beginning of May this year? How? Why? Áine is the key project officer with the European Union Aid Volunteer Initiative (EUAVI) and has been working with Comhlámh since January 2016. Her role is to share theory and practice with a

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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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New awards to six VSA’s – Congratulations

Congratulations to our Code of Good Practice signatories.     It is with great pleasure that Comhlamh announces that Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) and Give Ireland have been awarded Core Indicator status. Tearfund Ireland, Hope Foundation, VMM (Volunteer Mission Movement) and Viatores Christi have been awarded Comprehensive Standard.   How does the awarding system work? Once a year an independent

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Comhlámh visits European Parliament Volunteering Interest Group

Comhlámh’s Philip Mudge writes about his first post-Brexit trip to Brussel.  Our self-described Mr Potato-Head attended the European Parliament Volunteering Interest Group meeting hosted by Irish independent MEP Marian Harkin.   Here’s what he reports back.. Queuing up at border control in Dublin airport for the first time since the Brexit vote, I clutched my UK passport tightly and wondered how much longer I’d be welcome

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Judith Ondara awarded Dympna Meaney bursary.

The Dympna Meaney Women’s Leadership Development Fund has made its first award of 2016 to Judith Ondara   Judith is working with a Kenyan NGO, ‘Fruits of Hope and Development Initiative’ in Kissi.  She works as a Programmes Officer and is in charge of Gender and Human Rights affairs. She coordinates training activities while also counselling women who are victims of gender violence and participates

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“What Next” training in the Czech Republic : Application Call

Comhlámh are calling for applications from people to take part in an Erasmus + training course. This is being hosted in the Czech Republic from the September 30th – October 5th 2016.     The course is aimed at people that have worked in the global south and want to bring their experience back to their home communities. The course will be an opportunity

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