LIGHTS, CAMERA, SOCIAL ACTION: A hands-on photography and visual course

LIGHTS, CAMERA, SOCIAL ACTION: A hands-on photography and visual course

Lights, Camera, Social Action is a hands-on photography and visual course. It attracted a number of participants from South Africa for 2019. The first part looks at how the visual language of photography can be used and how it has been used in history to represent ideas that have led to changing the way people think. By examining…

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EDUCATION FOR EMPOWERMENT: A social psychological approach to education

EDUCATION FOR EMPOWERMENT: A social psychological approach to education

The aim of Education for Empowerment: The social aspects of learning designed to promote citizenship is to introduce a social psychological approach to education and for participants to combine these ideas with their experiences and expertise in participatory education. The course attracted participants from Peru, Ireland, Turkey and South Africa, and was facilitated by course instructor…

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ACTIVIST ECONOMICS: A critical overview of mainstream economics

ACTIVIST ECONOMICS: A critical overview of mainstream economics

Activist Economics was successfully run in 2019 with participants from Zambia, Kenya, Swaziland, Tanzania, Lesotho, New Zealand, Lebanon, Ireland and South Africa. It is a six-week, critical overview of mainstream economics and of the basic principles of an alternative, more socially-conscious “political economy.” It surveys and debunks myths about what the economy is and how it works. Economies…

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GLOBAL – SOUTH AFRICA IFWEA SECRETARIAT: Introducing Renaldi Prinsloo - Educator & Online Curriculum Developer

GLOBAL – SOUTH AFRICA IFWEA SECRETARIAT: Introducing Renaldi Prinsloo - Educator & Online Curriculum Developer

Renaldi Prinsloo joined IFWEA’s Secretariat office in July, working with Saliem as Patel Education Programme Manager. Background – Renaldi studied early childhood development (ECD) after finishing high school, qualifying as a pre-school teacher in George in the Western Cape province of South Africa, where she also grew up.  Renaldi says: “I have a passion for…

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NEPAL – INDIA: Women’s Leadership Course by CLASS Nepal’s  Goma Pandey  in partnership with SEWA India

NEPAL – INDIA: Women’s Leadership Course by CLASS Nepal’s Goma Pandey in partnership with SEWA India

Goma Pandey taught participants using the study circles methodology in face to face and online sessions. Participants therefore completed the Women’s Leadership Course and become more proficient on Internet Technology. She says: “The participants are so comfortable in IT now. The course of SEWA has inspired us to make a course in Nepal as well…

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INDIA – Women’s Leadership Course by Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)’s Indian Academy for Self Employed Women (IASEW), led by Director Namrata Bali

INDIA – Women’s Leadership Course by Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)’s Indian Academy for Self Employed Women (IASEW), led by Director Namrata Bali

The Indian Academy for Self Employed Women (IASEW) started their four day Women’s Leadership course on OLA in July, after the course was translated into Gujurati. This online and face to face education programme was led by Namrata Bali, director of IASEW. In Pakistan their programme was led by Khalid Mahmood, director of LEF. On…

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PAKISTAN – Gender Equity for Trade Unions by Labour Education Foundation (LEF) designed by Director Khalid Mahmood – facilitated by educators Shahnaz Iqbal and Nosheen Amjad

  Introduction This capacity building training was 3 days over 3 weeks, and was attended by 23 trade union members (15 men, 8 women) from 12 different organisations in Lahore. The course started with an introduction to LEF, IFWEA and the Online Labour Academy (OLA) and the worker education projects that took place in 2012…

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ZIMBABWE – FOUNDATION SKILLS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE PROGRAMME by PATSIME TRUST  “WORKER ACTIVISM THROUGH THE USE OF THEATRE WITHIN THE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT”

  The course was designed by Patsimeredu Edutainment Trust and facilitated by Jasen  Mphepo with  22 participants  – 11 male and 11 female –   representing three workers unions which are  Zimbabwe Domestic and Allied Workers Union [ZDAWU],  Zimbabwe  Chamber of Informal  Economy Associations [ZCIEA] and the Commercial Workers Union in Zimbabwe [CWUZ]. The programme was…

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WATCH VIDEO: INDIA FOUNDATION SKILLS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (FSSC) CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Women’s Leadership Course 

SEWA’s Indian Academy for Self Employed Women (IASEW) rolled out the Women’s Leadership course in India during 2017. “Learning the online platform was new to all so excitement was high”, said Director of IASEW and IFWEA Vice President Namrata Bali  many of the participants so there was a lot of excitement. Learning exchanges took place…

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