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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GLOBAL - UK: IN COMMEMORATION OF ROBERT LOCHRIE by General Secretary Sahra Ryklief

To: Mrs Margaret Lochrie  Dear Margaret, It is with sadness that we convey to you our condolences at the passing of your husband, Robert. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. I first met Robert in 1996, when I was a newly elected representative to the IFWEA Executive committee. At the time he was…

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USA -"US IMMIGRANT YOUTH AT A CROSSROADS" by Kent Wong, Director - UCLA Labor Center

“800,000 immigrant youth living in the United States are in jeopardy because of the actions by President Donald Trump.  Last year, the Trump’s administration announced the elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), a move which would eliminate protection from deportation and work authorization for youth who were brought to the US…

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EGYPT - USA Edward Said

“The American writer and academic Edward Said (1935–2003) has been ranked among the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, with much of the field of postcolonial studies springing directly or indirectly from his ideas. He was also an intellectual in action, devoting much of his energy to advocacy for the Palestinian people and their…

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UGANDA - Mahmood Mamdani

  Mahmood Mamdani, born 23 April 1946, is a Ugandan academic, author, and political commentator. He is the director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR),[1] the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University[2] and the Professor of Anthropology, Political Science and African Studies at Columbia University.[3] Mamdani specialises in the study of African…

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NEPAL: Goma Pandey

Why did you attend YGAP, and what was your experience? मैले वाइग्यापमा विभिन्न कामदारहरmको अवस्था, अवसर चुनौती र समस्याको समधानका बारेमा सिक्न र विभिन्न देशका ट्रेड युनियन कर्मीहरmको बारेमा जानकारी लिन सहभागिता लिएकी हूँ । मैले आशा गरेका सम्पूर्ण बिषयमा राम्रो जानकारी पाएँ , नयाँ साथीहरm बनाउने मौका पाए , साथै स्टडी सर्कलको बिस्तृत जानकारी…

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