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What is NYDEP?

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What is Development Education?

Youth Work Explained

 

What is NYDEP?

The National Youth Council of Ireland's Development Education Programme (NYDEP) works to integrate development education into the core programmes of youth organisations. Development education in youth work aims to support young people to increase their awareness and understanding of the interdependent and unequal world in which we live, through a process of interactive learning, debate, action and reflection. It challenges perceptions of the world and encourages young people to act for a more just and equal society at a national and an international level.

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Development Education Programme
National Youth Council of Ireland
3 Montague Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 353 (0)1 4784122
Fax: 353 (0)1 4783974
Email: deved@nyci.ie

NYCI's Development Education Programme gratefully acknowledges funding support from Concern and Trócaire

What is Development Education?

Development education in youth work aims to support young people to increase their awareness and understanding of the interdependent and unequal world in which we live, through a process of interactive learning, debate, action and reflection. It challenges perceptions of the world and encourages young people to act for a more just and equal society at a national and an international level.

Youth Work Explained

Youth work is above all an educational and developmental process, based on young people's active and voluntary participation and commitment. It is often defined as 'non-formal education'. Youth work is for all young people, with particular focus on those aged 10 to 25 from all aspects of Irish life, urban, rural, all nationalities and social classes. Youth work is provided primarily by voluntary organisations, with statutory support from the Department of Education and Science and the Vocational Education Committees.

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