FINLAND – Champion of Workers’ Education: Työväen Sivistysliitto –TSL’s Katri Söder.

FINLAND – Champion of Workers’ Education: Työväen Sivistysliitto –TSL’s Katri Söder.

CHAMPION OF WORKERS’ EDUCATION: FINLAND –Työväen Sivistysliitto –TSL’s Katri Söder Katri Söder is the Manager of Education and Principal at the Workers´ Educational Association of Finland and leads the team for adult basic skills. Katri currently serves as Executive Committee Member of IFWEA, and has worked as Finnish coordinator on IFWEA’s annual Youth Globalisation Awareness…

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Champions of Worker Education: Elma Francois Institute for Research and Debate (EFIRD) at  Cipriani College of Labour & Cooperative Studies (CCLCS) – Trinidad and Tobago

Champions of Worker Education: Elma Francois Institute for Research and Debate (EFIRD) at  Cipriani College of Labour & Cooperative Studies (CCLCS) – Trinidad and Tobago

Organisational Profile: Interview with Akins Vidale – coordinator of EFIRD, labour studies lecturer and Ian Daniel – Head of Department of Labour Studies at CCLCS Akins Vidale (AV) and Ian Daniel (ID) speak to Erna Curry (EC) at IFWEA Secretariat on video call about the evolution of EFIRD, the impact and value of worker’s education…

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CHAMPION OF WORKERS’ EDUCATION: TRIBUTE - Stephen Joel Chifunyise, Zimbabwe

CHAMPION OF WORKERS’ EDUCATION: TRIBUTE - Stephen Joel Chifunyise, Zimbabwe

By Jasen Mphepho Director – Patsime Trust   “The lion of Gutu, Stephen Joel Chifunyise, Shumba Sipambi is no more. At around 18:30 hours on Monday 5th August 2019, Stephen peacefully succumbed after a brave battle with cancer at his home, surrounded by his family. Seemingly like a great choreography, Stephen “decided to rest.” He…

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Champion of Workers' Education -  Profile: Grischelda Hartman, DITSELA – South Africa

Champion of Workers' Education - Profile: Grischelda Hartman, DITSELA – South Africa

Working with IFWEA affiliate DITSELA in South Africa, Grischelda Hartman is the Programmes Coordinator in the Western Cape province. In this interview with IFWEA, Grischelda talks about her journey in education, learning, the exciting challenges of being an educator, and the value of solidarity exchange in the worker education and trade union movements. Tell us…

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SRI – LANKA: Institute for Social Development

SRI – LANKA: Institute for Social Development

SRI – LANKA: Institute for Social Development CHAMPION OF WORKER EDUCATION P. Muthulingam P. Muthulingam is the director of our affiliate in Sri Lanka. He 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…

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Educator Profile: CAMBODIA:  Samphous Von

Educator Profile: CAMBODIA: Samphous Von

Educator Profile: CAMBODIA: Samphous Von – President, Cambodia Domestic Workers Network [CDWN] / Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Associations ([IDEA] 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…

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PHILIPPINES- Educator Profile: Jennifer Albano

PHILIPPINES- Educator Profile: Jennifer Albano

PHILIPPINES- Educator Profile: Jennifer Albano, Executive Director – Labour Education and Research Network (LEARN) Jennifer Albano 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 About LEARN – is a membership based labour non-governmental organization (ngo)…

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 GLOBAL – Sweden Educator Profile: Stefan Svennson - Arbetarnas bildningsförbund (ABF) 

 GLOBAL – Sweden Educator Profile: Stefan Svennson - Arbetarnas bildningsförbund (ABF) 

Can you tell us about your background and education?  I was born and grew up in a town called Gothenburg, on the Swedish west coast. It’s well known, it’s where Volvo cars are produced, and there is old shipping yard and a huge harbour. I went to school for 9 years and then to what…

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GLOBAL – Côte d’Ivoire. Educator Profile: Sibailly Maximilien Douhouré – StreetNet International

Sibailly Maximilien Douhouré has been Organiser & Educator at StreetNetInternational, and is outgoing IFWEA Executive Committee Member – elected at the General Conference 2015 in Peru, and serving until2018. We thank him and pay tribute to his commitment. Read about Sibailly’s journey as a telecommunications engineer to organiser and educator – taking him from Côte…

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PERU - PLADES "IN COMMEMORATION: Educator Nelly Ascencio"

PERU - PLADES "IN COMMEMORATION: Educator Nelly Ascencio"

Dedication by Juan Carlos Vargas: “Our dear friend and colleague, Nelly Asencio, has left us. In this photo on July 24th, with her well-known pink scarf, on we the course for her beloved workers of the informal economy, whom she admired for their efforts to continue studying. So many shared days. All of us who…

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