Welcome to DE News for January 2011, the Development Education e-newsletter of the National Youth Council of Ireland. Happy New Year to you all, and we hope you enjoyed the holidays.
Our newsletter is slightly late this month which means even more news about what’s happening in NYCI and throughout the development education sector. We hope you enjoy this newsletter and wish you all the best for 2011. Please pass this newsletter on to anyone who may be interested in receiving it. They can subscribe here. If you would like to have information included in the next newsletter in February, please email information to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the 1st February.
All the best!
Development Education Project Officer, NYCI
1. Call to youth organisations interested in embedding development education in their work!
The NYCI Development Education Programme is looking to hear from youth organisations interested in embedding development education in their youth work practice through a whole organisation approach. For further information, see our site or contact Johnny (email@example.com).
2. Upcoming training from NYCI
NYCI has launched its Training and Development brochure for 2011. Development Education training is available by request and a number of innovative trainings will be offered throughout 2011. If you are interested in attending or hosting one of these trainings in your organization, please contact Alan.Hayes@nyci.ie or phone 01-4255932. Alternatively you can attend one of the open trainings that will be hosted by NYCI. For dates of these trainings, keep an eye on our website. The general NYCI training website is now at www.youth.ie/training.
Graphic Harvesting: Tuesday 22 March at the Film Base, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 from 10am – 4.30pm. Fee: €50 which includes light lunch and a graphic facilitators’ starter pack. (This training is organised with IDEA). To register, click here.
Intercultural Youth Work
Embedding Diversity in Youth Work: end of February (Date TBC), Waterford city. For more information, click here.
For more information and registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-4784122
3. Zambia-Ireland Exchange Corner – this month’s article by Noel Carroll, EIL
2010 was the fifth year of the NYCI Zambia-Ireland youth worker exchange. Throughout 2011, NYCI will continue to support those individuals and organisations who participated in the exchange by providing fora for contact and ongoing invovlvement in youth work and development education with young people in Ireland and Zambia. A new ‘exchange corner’ has been set up which is a place for those involved in the exchange to share their experience, views and feedback of their participation. Each month an article will be featured by an individual or organisation involved in the exchange. This month’s article “First Impressions” is written by Noel Carroll, who participated on the exchange in 2010 through his role on EIL’s Development Education Committee.
4. NYCI Development Education Advisory Group meetings – dates for 2011
The dates of the four meetings for the DE Advisory Group have been set for 2011. Two meetings will take place during the day, and two in the evening to facilitate the participation of volunteer youth leaders. Meetings are for Advisory Group members only. If you wish to become involved in the Advisory Group, you can read more here. The dates of the meetings are as follows:
Thursday 17 Feb (5 – 7pm)
Friday 13 May (11am – 1pm)
Friday 23 September (11am – 1pm)
Thursday 8 December (5 – 7 pm)
5. NYCI Development Education Youth Advisory Group – next meeting Saturday 5 March!
The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) will have it’s first meeting of 2011 on Saturday 5 March from 11am – 4pm. The meeting will take place in Dublin city centre. If you wish to learn more about the role fo the YAG, you can find out here.
6. NYCI Development Education Resource Library to be re-launched in February 2011
Coming soon! The NYCI Development Education resource library is currently being updated. The resource library contains books, publications and activities on issues related to global justice and the resources are available on loan to anywhere on the island of Ireland and for up to one month. There is no fee to loan the books, but costs must be covered by the borrower in returning the book to NYCI. If you have a resource you wish to have included in the resource library, please contact email@example.com. We look forward to loaning many books following the relaunch of the library in February 2011.
7. Funding under the Irish Aid Development Education Funding Scheme
At the end of 2010, Irish Aid issued a communication regarding their funding to Development Education. This message is available on their site. 31st January (12 noon) is the deadline for submission of proposals for funding by email. Funding guidelines and the application form are available to download here. Any youth organisations wishing to discuss funding to development education can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Fairtrade Fortnight, 28 February – 13 March
Fairtrade Fortnight takes place 28 February – 13 March 2011 with the theme ‘Show Off Your Label’ which aims at showing off fairtrade cotton and highlight injustices related to cotton farming in places including West Africa and India. A competition to create fairtrade bunting will also take place.
9. Are you interested in working with young people on sustainability issues? ECO-UNESCO training could be for you!
ECO-UNESCO is now registering participants for a Peer Education and Sustainability Training. This one-day training examines recent developments in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Participants will learn how to develop a Peer Education approach centered on the principles of sustainability and leadership.
When? 10am-4pm, Friday 4th February 2011. Where? The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2. Fee: €80 Statutory, €50 Community and Voluntary Sector (subsidised by Irish Aid). For further information or to make a booking, please contact Hedda, email@example.com or by phone: 01 662 5491.
10. Congolese Anti-Poverty Network: Exhibition Launch, 13 January
Congolese Anti-Poverty Network presents ‘Shared History: Ireland & Congo’, 13 January 2011, at the Irish Aid Volunteering & Information Centre on 32-34 O’Connell St, Dublin 1 from 6.00pm-8.00 pm. Feel free to go along to what promises to be an interesting evening! Contact Pierrot Ngadi for more information on 087 9581726.
Stoneybatter Youth Initiative presents the artwork of local young people from the Stoneybatter Youth Service on their thoughts and ideas about sustainability, the local urban environment and community. This is a youth-led visual arts project organised with SPACE54 Workshop Arts Centre. The participants critically analyzed and explored their local urban environment and the themes of sustainable development using photography and printmaking as ways to show the environment through their eyes.
Exhibition opening times are as follows: OPENING NIGHT Wednesday 26th January 6pm to 8pm; Thursday 27th January 10am to 3pm; Friday 28th January 10am to 3pm; Saturday 29th January 12noon to 5pm; and Sunday 30th January 12noon to 5pm at the The Complex Gallery Space, Block C, Units 18-21, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7.
12. Youth Programme SEEED Funding – Africa Europe youth Cooperation
The aim of the North-South Centre’s Youth Programme ‘SEEED Funding – Africa Europe Youth Cooperation’ is to raise European awareness of issues of global interdependence and solidarity and to promote co-operation and human contacts between Europe, the southern Mediterranean and Africa. For projects to be implemented during the period 1 May – 31 October 2011 the deadline for submission of applications is 31 January 2011.
13. EIL photo exhibition – Photivation, Human Rights Captured!
Few days remain to enter the EIL Intercultural Learning photo competition ‘Photivation, human rights captured’! The competition aims at raising awareness of human rights through photography. The winner of the competition will have their photo published in the Irish Times and take part in a workshop with professional photographer, Edmund Ross. The deadline for submissions is midnight Irish time, Monday, 17th January 2011. Members of the public are invited to vote online and rate the photos until midnight Monday, 31st January 2011. This voting will shortlist the images and the top 10 will be adjudicated upon by a panel of independent guest judges by Friday, 5th February 2011.
14. Show Racism the Red Card Anti-Racism Creative Competition, 2011
Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) is inviting teachers/tutors and youth workers to register to participate in the Anti-Racism Creative Competition 2011. Following a viewing of the SRTRC DVD, they encourage young people to use their creativity to produce a written, visual or audio-visual piece arising from the themes of the DVD. There are already 45 schools and youth services registered. The deadline is end of February 2011. More information about the competition, entry instructions, terms and conditions are at www.theredcard.ie.
15. Call for partners – 12th University on Youth and Development
Please find here the call for activities/partners and the activity proposal form for the 12th University on Youth and Development, to be held in the CEULAJ, Mollina, Spain, 18-25 September 2011. The deadline for submission of proposals is the 13th of February 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
16. Centre for Global Education seminar, 24-25 February
“Reflections and Projections: Mapping the past and charting the future of development education” will be held 24-25 February. The Reflections and Projections conference will review the past challenges and successes of development education, examine how it is viewed and currently fits into the education and development sectors, and debate how we can proactively work together to address the major challenges being faced today, including advancing research, diversifying funding and advocating for sectoral support. Fees for Thursday and Friday: £40 (€50) waged/£20 (€25)unwaged; Friday only: £30 (€35) waged/£15 (€20). Fees include wine reception on Thursday evening and lunch on Friday. For more information and to register, contact Jenna Coriddi, Training and Research Officer: email@example.com or +44 (0)28 9024 1879.
17. ‘Global Education across Europe – actors, approaches, debates and recent trends’, 26 January, Belfast
The Centre for Global Education will deliver a Global Education across Europe seminar on Wednesday, 26 January from 10:30am to 4pm at Volunteer Now, 34 Shaftsbury Square, Belfast, facilitated by Johannes Krause who has been involved in global education at European level since 2003. The workshop will introduce the major development education/global education actors, co-ordination and support structures and policy debates at European level as well as typical patterns of these structures and debates within EU member states. Fees are £10 waged, £5 unwaged. For more information and to register, please contact Jenna Coriddi, Training and Research Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +44 (0)28 9024 1879.
18. Reconciliation and Equality through Drama Seminar, Jan 14th in Letterkenny by Smashing Times theatre
Smashing Times Theatre Company is delighted to announce details of their one-day Reconciliation and Equality through Drama Seminar on Friday 14 January 2011 in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal. The Seminar is a celebration and exploration of the potential of artistic processes in informing our engagement with social issues such as racism, sectarianism, equality and peace building. This exciting one-day event is free to attend and community groups, community leaders, drama practitioners, facilitators and any interested parties are invited. No previous drama experience is necessary. For details see www.smashingtimes.ie.
19. Ubuntu Network day on ‘Critical media literacy for development education’, 28 Feburary 2011
The Ubuntu Network is pleased to invite you to a day of dialogue on “Media stories and messages: Critical Media Literacy for development education’. This event is relevant to educators (formal and non-formal sectors) with an interest in using media as a pedagogical tool to enhance learning and engagement with local and global development issues. It has a particular focus on teacher education but will also relate to other academic disciplines. The session runs Monday 28 Feburary (9am – 4.30pm) at the National College of Art and Design, Thomas Street, Dublin. To register: Email email@example.com or phone 061 233 289 by 14th February.
20. EC launch public consultation on all aspects of external funding