Monday, 16 November 2009

Global Connections - FWC visits project partners in Tralee/ Ireland

Future Worlds Center Global Education Unit staff Kerstin Wittig and Nicolina Markidou visited KADE - Kerry Action for Dlopment Education in Tralee/ Ireland last week. KADE hosted the monitoring and evaluation meeting of the EU-funded 'Accessing Development Education' project, coordinated by Future Worlds Center in partnership with KADE, ScotDec (Scottish Development Education Centre), Youth Career and Advising Centre (Lithuania) and C.E.G.A. Foundation (Bulgaria). During their visit in Tralee, the project team was hosted by the Mayor of Tralee, and visited a local primary school, which had participated in the Footbal Against Racism Campaign. The project team also visited a local secondary school and spoke to students who had travelled to Kenia for a school partnership project, as well as to a group of students participating in the Young Social Innovators Active Citizenship programme with a Reforesting Project in Ireland.
The KADE coordinator and the FWC staff also met with Irish Aid, exploring possible synergies with the Accessing Development Education project.
The project began in January 2008 and has been involving teachers in the 5 partner countries, reviewing, gathering and modifying teaching resources on Global Development Education, creating spaces for sharing expertise and experiences across the countries, and offering workshops and trainings locally to teachers, as well as support to their schools in promoting Global Development Education. Furthermore, the project has created an online depository of best practice teaching resources, aiming to make Global Development Education accessible to teachers across Europe. The project will conclude with a European Conference in Limassol from 8 to 10 April 2010.
For more information, please contact the project coordinator or visit the online portal.

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