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Welcome to our global community of worker educators!

  Our Aim

IFWEA is building a global knowledge community.  We facilitate global co-operation between worker educators so as to advance the frontiers of knowledge, education methodology and practice.  Our beneficiaries are democratic worker organisations promoting freedom, justice and equality for all. 
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IFWEA e-bulletin Issue 45

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Latest Affiliate News

SRI LANKA – ISD  CHAMPION OF WORKER EDUCATION: P. Muthulingam P. Muthulingam, director of our affiliate in Sri Lanka, the Institute for Social Development [ISD] spoke to IFWEA about workers and trade unions in Sri Lanka, how ISD tailors education and organising to service them, and the impact of the Easter Sunday bombing on Sri Lankan society – and has a message of solidarity for worker educators. ▶️ read the entire interview here

VENEZUELAN REPORT by Thais López – Coordinadora del Observatorio del conflictividad laboral y gestión sindical del INAESIN

Thais López of INAESIN writes a report sharing political developments in Venezuela and the economic impacts on workers and society over the past 6 months. 

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GLOBAL – FOUNDATION SKILLS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE PROGRAMME
IFWEA’s Online Labour Academy offers a variety of free online courses in 2019. 
▶️ for details on the courses click here




▷  GLOBAL  – CAMBODIA

Educator Profile: Samphous Von

Samphous Von is President of the Cambodian Domestic Workers’ Network at our affiliate  Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Associations (IDEA) She attended IFWEA’s Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme – YGAP in 2017. In this article she reflects on organising informal workers.

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▷  GLOBAL – PHILIPPINES

Educator Profile: Jennifer Albano

Jennifer Albano (pictured above – middle) is the Executive Director of LEARN, a labour and political activist .She talks about workers’ education and the strategy of including informal economy associations in labour movement activity

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▷ GLOBAL  – IFWEA 2018 ACTIVITY REPORT by General Secretary (GS) Sahra Ryklief and Secretariat Team

from the report by the GS: “To all the IFWEA organisations who paid their affiliation fees; put forward their leaders to participate on the Executive Committee; contributed to the Secretariat directly through solidarity fee contributions; through strategic advice and dialogue; through fundraising for our participation in our programme activities; through information dissemination; through participating in the Online Labour Academy, the Foundation Skills for Social Change programme; the Study Circles for Social Change Project and our flagship Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme, I thank you. With your highly valued contributions as our resource, we make our Global Knowledge Community a reality.”

▶️ read the Activity, Education, Research and Communication Reports 




 GLOBAL – Sweden Educator Profile: Stefan Svennson – Arbetarnas bildningsförbund (ABF) 
“Education can liberate people to be able to take that one or two steps forward, and build self-confidence, well I can do this.You can then deal with all kinds of questions in society – it does not always have to be the political view – it can be the trade union view, it can be the environment view, it can be a social security view, or a gender view. There is no limit, it can be a tool.” says Stefan Svensson of ABF – outgoing IFWEA Executive Committe Treasurer.
Stefan Svensson shares his journey working locally, regionally, nationally and globally using worker education in Sweden, and how can face the challenges in our world through solidarity.

▶️  read the profile here

▷  GLOBAL – Côte d’Ivoire
Educator Profile: Sibailly Maximilien Douhouré – StreetNet International 
Education is the key to success, moreover it’s the light that opens people’s eyes to their rights and privileges. Every change starts with education – it is the foundation of all development. When members are well trained their unions become strong” says Sibailly Maximilien Douhouré,  – Organiser & Educator at StreetNet International,  and outgoing IFWEA Executive Committee Member. Sibailly’s Maximilien Douhouré shares his journey from telecommunications engineer to working across Africa and the globe.

GLOBAL – SOUTH AFRICA: YGAP 2018 theme: “Popular Not Populist – Make Your Voices Heard” The programme took place in Cape Town from 4th to 27th October 2018 – participants came from Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Finland, Ghana, India, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, USA, Zimbabwe. ▶️ Check out: our photo and video updates of activities during the programme on the Facebook YGAP Page ▶️ View: information about the programme and facilitators who took part here ▶️ Watch: the multi-media “Postcards” produced by YGAP 2018 groups chronicling their experience on IFWEA’s You Tube channel ▶️ Read: YGAP 2018 REFLECTIONS from UNI Africa’s Elisabeth Neh Zama and Jane Katusabe

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