SWEDEN - ABF and ZIMBABWE - PATSIME: Global Solidarity Education Project "Workplace Wellness"

ABF Sweden and Patsime Trust became partners on their global project “Workplace Wellness”, and activities began in March 2017. Driving the project from Sweden is Linnéa Wennberg, development manager at a local ABF (Arbetarnas bildningsförbund / Workers’ Education Association) branch called ABF Dala Finnmark. From Zimbabwe it is Jasen Mphepo, who is director of Patsimeredu Edutainment Trust (Patsime…

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SOUTH AFRICA - AFIT Educator Profile "Denile Samuel: Using Workers' Forum Theatre"

“Theatre is a form of knowledge it can be used to transform society. It can help us build our future” Augusto Boal. What is the aim of the Association for Fairness in Trade (AFIT)? To train and educate workers and small farmers to become self-reliant with regards to daily issues faced. To challenge the power…

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FIELD TRIP TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND WORKER EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS (WEAs) - APRIL 2018

IFWEA General Secretary Sahra Ryklief visited Worker Education Associations (WEAs) in Australia and New Zealand as part of the Executive Committee’s mission to build dialogue and improve international links.   Here are some of the highlights of her field trip. AUSTRALIA The WEA Sydney – WEA Sydney was founded New South Wales (NSW) in 1913, originally working…

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SOUTH AFRICA - IN TRIBUTE TO MIKE LOUW, EDUCATOR

GLOBAL – SOUTH AFRICA: It is with great sadness that the IFWEA Secretariat shares the newsthat Comrade Mike Louw has passed on. A comrade, shopsteward, organiser, educator, serving workers and working class communities in South Africa, Africa and globally. Mike represented Congress Of South African Trade Union (COSATU) at IFWEA‘s first Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme (YGAP) in 2012.…

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The YGAP Journey - Lebogang Keabetswe, UNIAfrica, Youth President

The YGAP Journey - Lebogang Keabetswe, UNIAfrica, Youth President

Week 1: Day 1 – The Amazing Race  On day 1, the YGAP participants are put into teams for an “Amazing Race” mixed by country, gender and language, and given a series of mysterious clues to find their way across Cape Town. They are competing for a mysterious prize, so are racing for time. The value…

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The Pilot Phase –  2012 to 2013

The Pilot Phase – 2012 to 2013

The Pilot Phase – 2012 to 2013 Starting in August, a number of online courses were piloted. All in all, 121 online learners from the labour movement completed courses such as “Building Democratic Trade Unions”, “Communication for Advocacy”, “Basic Information and Communication Skills for Collective Bargaining”, “Climate Change and Transport Workers” and “Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme”.…

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