IFWEA Essay Competition “Worker education for building democratic participation” 2018 by Amar Kharate – Runner up YGAP 2018 Scholarship

“How our education project helped build democratic participation” by Amar Kharate StreetNet-Organiser & Media Officer / Region- Asia   “Target participants are core of the any education projects. It leads to towards the contain of the course. Hence mapping out learners is base. Education project that enables people to face governance process for betterment is always…

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IFWEA Essay Competition “Worker education for building democratic participation” 2018 by Varinia Rendón Martínez - Winner YGAP 2018 Scholarship

“How our Education Project helped to build a democratic participation” By Varinia Rendón Martínez representing CENAC Bolivia “The participants of the workshop included ten people. Both female and male were between 20 and 30 years old. The selection criteria of the participants were the following: the most important criteria was the interest that the target…

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IFWEA Essay Competition “Worker education for building democratic participation” 2018 by Jeffy Tangwena - Winner YGAP 2018 Scholarship

“My name is Jeffy Tangwena I am 22 years old and a youth member of Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Association (ZCIEA).  As a way of promoting democratic participation of Zimbabwean Citizens we as ZCIEA conducted voter education to the informal economy workers. Through our voter education informal economy workers managed to have a dialogue…

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EGYPT - Samir Amin

Samir Amin (Arabic: سمير أمين‎) (3 September 1931 – 12 August 2018) was an Egyptian-French Marxian economist.[1] He is noted for his introduction of the term Eurocentrism in 1988.[2] Biography Amin was born in Cairo, the son of an Egyptian father and a French mother (both medical doctors). He spent his childhood and youth in Port Said; there he attended a French high…

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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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