“The Palestine/Israel Development Education group are a group of Comhlámh members and supporters who have come together to research and learn about the conflict in this region”
The Palestine/Israel Development Education group are a group of Comhlámh members and supporters who have come together to research and learn about the conflict in this region. The membership of the group includes those who have worked in the region as volunteers and those who have not but who have an interest to learn. The group is keen to raise awareness about the history and current situation of the conflict.
What we do?
The group has organised one public event in November 2015 as it sought to connect up with the wider Development Education sector and engage them on how the conflict can be brought through Development Education methodologies to those interested to explore their knowledge and perspectives with a view to taking actions on the issues. The group is currently working on putting together a six week Dev Ed course on the Palestine/Israel question. The course will cover a wide range of topics on the history of the conflict right up to current daily living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. There will also be expert guest speakers brought in to talk about their specialised areas. The course is being aimed at people who would be interested to learn and explore what is going on in this region, including those with little prior knowledge. Development Education approaches aim to encourage critical enquiry, so it will be a very participatory course that will facilitate participants to consider what action they can take on the issues in Palestine/Israel. The aim is for the course to run here in Comhlámh and will hopefully commence early April.