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Comhlámh was set up in 1975 by Irish returned development workers

… who defined the organisations principle objective as, “to enable persons who have rendered services overseas in developing countries upon their return to Ireland to bring to bear their own particular experience in order to further international development co-operation.”
Membership was subsequently extended to all those who see their work in a global perspective and support our aims. Comhlámh members have always seen overseas development work and volunteering as part of a broader commitment to global development and solidarity. Many of the causes of global inequality, poverty and oppression have their origin in the industrialised countries and can be addressed by education and action.

Comhlámh now considers the stakeholders that we work with as our community, which is made up of our members, development workers, volunteers, sending organisations and those interested in development and global issues.

 

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A couple or so years ago, the university where I teach introduced a new way for staff to record information about tutorials, grandly calling it the “Co-Tutor Student Management Relationship System.” The name possesses the linguistic features that appeal to managers today: nouns strung together without intervening prepositions, with some of the nouns conveying generally desirable qualities (“relationship,” “system”). Despite its pomposity the name is vague: it doesn’t tell you what sorts of relationships are being systematically managed or who might be doing the managing.

 

 

 

 

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What Is Development

What Is Development

Development is a complex issue, with many different and sometimes contentious definitions.

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Making A Decision

Making A Decision

When making a decision, it’s important to consider your host community, remembering that your presence will have an impact.

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Going Over Seas

Going Over Seas

It is certain that while volunteering overseas you will experience both high points and low points.

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Coming Home

Coming Home

It is guaranteed that you will return changed to some extent by your experiences.

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Volunteer Stories

Volunteer Stories

We asked a number of former volunteers what had motivated them to work overseas.

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Finding A Placement

Finding A Placement

Some sharp advice on how you can find a suitable placement.

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