DE News August 2011
Call for input to 'A Rich Man's World?' resource
If you didn't have the chance to attend our open planning day for this year's education resource (A Rich Man's World?'), fear not! There is still time to input on the education pack! We still need your ideas!
We are focusing on topics such as sustainability/climate change; the power of money and wealth; and war and conflict. If you have activities which can be used, please send them to us firstname.lastname@example.org Likewise, if you have statistics, facts or case studies which we can use in our resource please get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com
Deadline to send us information in Wednesday 10 August (end of day!)
If you have questions, please call 01 478 4122 and ask to speak to Alan, Elaine or Johnny.
One World Week Training
Each year NYCI produces an education resource to coincide with One World Week. This year the theme for OWW is "A Rich Man's World?" You can read more about the theme Here
Following on from the successful Open Planning Day that was held on Friday 29th July, production of the education resource is now in full swing.
To ensure that youth organisations are best equipped to participate in OWW initiatives NYCI provide training in the use of the new resource. Training is open to all youth organisations and can be delivered at a time that best suits you. It lasts for two hours and participants will leave with an understanding of the theme for One World Week and a better understanding of how to use the education resource with your young people. Training is available from early September till One World Week in November.
If you would like to enquire about hosting a training or attending onw on your area, please contact Alan Hayes by email Alan@nyci.ie or Phone 01-4255932
Kerry Library - Looking for an exhibition on European aid delivery in the Global South
Mary Murray runs the Killarney Library (www.kerrylibrary.ie) which was appointed a Europe Direct Information Centre in 2009 and whose role is to disseminate information on the European Union in the Kerry/Cork region in Cork.
She would like to have in her library around December 1st-21st an exhibition (that has already taken place) regarding European aid delivery to developing countries, which would reflect the European Commission Priority 2011 [Europe pulling its weight on the global stage].
If you have any idea on which organisation or group could have had that kind of exhibition, please:
- get in touch with Mary Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- copy KADE coordinator, Mary McGillicuddy (email@example.com).
Press Release from youth organisations following attacks in Norway
Following the attacks in Norway on 22 July, a press release backed by a number of organisations was issued.
The double attacks in Norway on Friday, 22 July 2011 shocked the whole world. The brutality of these acts is incomprehensible and the violence that has taken place is completely unjustifiable. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their friends and relatives, and to all those who were affected by these acts. The undersigned organisations are horrified by this violence against our colleagues and friends in AUF (Norwegian Labour Youth). This is an attack against all organisations that stand for democracy. To read the statemet, click here:
Doras Luimní Mentoring Programme
The next round of the Doras Luimní Mentoring Project which will match 5 local people - whether Irish or long established non-Irish residents - with 5 newly arrived migrants through one-to-one mentoring relationships over the next 3 months, enhancing the integration process by sharing their time, knowledge and expertise.
Mentors will assist migrants in becoming familiar with Irish systems, sharing practical information on access to social and cultural activities and to provide assistance with accessing services, education and support in English language development. Other areas of interest include organisational development or encouraging participation in civil society.
This round of the programme will commence in September 2011 and deadline for applications is August 31st. If you are interested in participating please contact Rabiya Ali for more information.
Trócaire free film screenings, August
Trócaire is holding an exciting night of film screenings and talks in 3 locations around the country in early August. Dublin: Tues 2 August @ 6.30 – 8pm, Odessa Club, 13 Dame Court, Dublin 2.
Cork: Wednesday 3 August @ 7.30-9pm The Maldron Hotel, John Redmond Street, Shandon, Cork City. Galway: Thursday 4 August @ 6.30 – 8pm main room of the Huston Film School NUI Galway
Meet Dearbhla Glynn, award-winning director of short documentary:‘Gaza: Post Operation Cast Lead’. Also being launched each night will be Trócaire’s new film series: ‘Fifty People One Question’ also helmed by Dearbhla.
The second guest speaker on the night will be Itay Epshtain Co-Director of Trócaire's partner organisation, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), who has travelled to Ireland to speak about the ongoing plight of Palestinians facing eviction and forced demolition of their homes in East Jerusalem and West Bank. This event is being held to mark the rolling out of Trócaire’s summer campaign ‘Help Protect Palestinian Homes’.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up on the night!
Think Global (UK) looking for a new CEO
We wish Hetan Shah Think Global, the British development education platform, all the best after 5 years of very successful work.
As he is moving on, one of the most interesting jobs in development education in Europe is actually vacant..CEO of Think Global in London
Please find all details on this vacancy below.
Chief Executive (London)
£50k – £55k
Are you committed to international development and building a more sustainable world? Do you believe in education as a route to achieving those goals?
Think Global promotes learning for a more just and sustainable world. We are looking for a new chief executive to join us to help more people in the UK think critically about the global challenges we face, and how they can make a difference.
Think Global is the hub for a movement of over 100 organisations and 5000 educators working to educate and engage the UK public in poverty reduction, sustainable development, and to make the connections between their own lives and the wider world.
You will build on the organisation’s success, especially in working with schools, and provide strategic leadership in a changing context. With the support of a strong Board and staff team you will develop new projects, funding streams and alliances.
We are looking for somebody who is strategic, entrepreneurial, able to build strong relationships, and welcomes the challenge of change.
Closing date: Tuesday 30th August
More details and an application pack are available at www.think-global.org.uk
Interested in meeting the Flemish Youth Council?
The Flemish Youth Council (from Belgium) are planning to visit Ireland in August. They are interested in talking to youth organsiations working on issues of interculturalism.
Would you be interested in hosting a meeting with them?
They are in the process of writing a report iin preparation for a big youth conference in October for all youth movements in Flanders (a region of Belgium). 4 topics will be discussed to see what young people can do about them. There will be a field visit/study on each of the four topics as follows:
- Consumption (Copenhagen)
- Solidarity (Athens)
- Multicultural society (Dublin)
- Living affordably (Amsterdam)
The youth council thought that it would be very interesting to see how young people in other European countries feel, think, act,... on those topics. So they chose 4 cities (randomly) where they can speak to young people about each topic.
They will interview young people at random, but are interested to know if there are any places in Dublin where they can find youth organisations (or others) who are specifically dealing with the topic. If you are interested, contact Valerie (International Officer at NYCI).
Coyote magazine - focus on Volunteering
The latest edition of Coyote magazine is now available. The magazine is published by the Council of Europe and the European Commission. The focus this month is on the Power of Volunteering.
To read the magazine, click here: http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int/youth-partnership/publications/Coyote/17/Index.html
Eurobarometer report on Migrant Information, May 2011 - Attitudes from Ireland
Eurobarometer report on Migrant Information, May 2011.
Some interesting comments from Irish citizens (if you type Ireland into the box at the top of the page) on the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/quali/ql_5969
Public Opinion - Overseas Development Aid
Dóchas is the association of Irish Non-Governmental Development Organisations. In June 2011 they asked random people on the streets of Dublin about their views of Ireland’s overseas aid programme. The following link to the video will allow you to leave comments and post it your facebook or Twitter account to continue the debate.
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9aEOKcCw5k&feature=youtu.be
One World Week education pack - designer wanted!
Following on from a successful open planning day for the education resource 'A Rich Man's World?' on Friday 29 July, NYCI is now compiling activities for the resource. Many thanks to all of you who have contributed to the process so far.
We are now on to the next stage of planning the look and lay-out of the resource and are looking for a designer!
The resource pack is A4 in size, approximately 32 pages plus cover. The resource will be saddle stitched and trimmed to finished size. Depending on price, the resource is normally done in two colours, with a full colour cover. The cover will be 300gsm silk and the interior 150gsm silk. An accessible PDF document will also be required for our website. If you are interested in knowing more about this job, please contact us by the deadline of Wednesday 10 August (end of day). We welcome all competitive and reasonable quotes in line with the recent financial constraints on the Communty and Voluntary sector.
The work will be done during 3-4 weeks over the end of August/beginning of September 2011.
To see previous examples of NYCI development education resources, go to http://www.youthdeved.ie/nyci/publications. For more information on this year's theme, go to: http://www.youthdeved.ie/oneworldweek2010
NYCI development edcuation outreach visit to Donegal
NYCI development education project officer Elaine Mahonmade an outreach visit to Donegal from 24 - 26 July 2011.
During the visit, Elaine met with several youth organisations in the county as well as other stakeholders to learn more about what is going on in Donegal and also to provide information on the support available from NYCI and from the development education team in particular.
Elaine had meetings with Donegal Youth Service (Letterkenny), YMCA (Letterkenny) and Foróige youth centre (Killybegs) and Foróige Youth Information centre (Donegal town). Elaine also spent time meeting the VEC Youth Officer for Donegal, Paddy Muldoon, and Sarah Thompson who is the Good Relations Officer at Donegal County Council.
Elaine provided information to all on NYCI training courses, resources, One World Week, resource library, Zambia-Ireland exchange, Advisory Group and Youth Advisory Group, as well as information on how development education fits into the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF).
If you would like to find out more about the outreach visit to Donegal, or request an outreach visit to your area, please contact email@example.com.
Fair Trade image created by young people in Killybegs youth centre
Irish Aid - Final Synthesis Paper of Thematic Reviews on development education now available!
The Final Synthesis Paper; Thematic reviews of Development Education within primary, post-primary, higher education by Irish Aid is now available.
Irish Aid is considering its response to the reviews and hopes to issue a communication in October. irish aid also acknowledges feedback received on the logic model which was presented at the workshop on July 4. Over the coming weeks Irish Aid development education unit intends to develop this further including work on a performance measurement framework.
For background on the review and to read the final synthesis paper, click here.
In April 2011 the Development Education Unit within Irish Aid commissioned five focused reviews, to consider the extent to which development education had been successfully integrated within the primary, post-primary, higher education, youth and adult and community learning sectors. The aim of these reviews was to support Irish Aid to focus its activities and future funding on the key priorities needed to deliver the objectives set out in their strategic plan, and to inform the development of a performance framework against which progress could be monitored. Consultation with the youth sector was carried out by Colm Regan and Valerie Duffy (80.20).
'Added-values' seminar report: How do we promote long-term public engagement in development?
NYCI is a member of Dóchas. Dóchas has a number of working groups including a Development Education Group (DEG) which NYCI is a member of. On 2 June, 2011 the Development Education Group hosted 'Added-Values: promoting long-term public engagement in development' at the Mansion House in Dublin. The report of the seminar is now available.
Arts, Participation & Development - Creative Approaches to Global Education and Action, Cork
Arts, Participation & Development is a HETAC Level 8 part time course delivered through the Crawford College of Arts & Design at the Institute of Technology, Cork. The course will now accept applicants until the deadline of 10 August.
For more information, go to their website.
News from Global Development Village at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree, Sweden
Jamie Gorman, of Scouting Ireland, and a member of the NYCI board, will be updating us on what is going on in Sweden at the Global Development Village of the 22nd World Scout Jamboree. The themes that will be covered at the Global Development Village are: Peace, Health, Human Rights, Environment and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Information and Communication Technologies.
You can follow the blog: http://gdv.simplyscouting.se/
Or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/GDVjamboree2011
Jamie recently participated in the FETAC Level 5 Gloabl Justice in Youth Work course. To find out more about this course, and other development education opportunities with NYCI, please click here.