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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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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ZIMBABWE Educator Profile: Wisborn Malaya – Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA)

ZIMBABWE Educator Profile: Wisborn Malaya – Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA)

Your position in ZCIEA? I am the Secretary General of ZCIEA. I became a member of this organisation since its inception in 2002, when I was still a young boy. (smiles 5’02”) How did you become a member? I used to engage in different forms of informal work activities, I have been a cross-border worker coming…

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

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