ZAMBIA: The Online Workers’ Education workshop was successfully run

ZAMBIA: The Online Workers’ Education workshop was successfully run

Online Workers’ Education: Values, Methods and Curriculum Design for Trade Unions in Zambia is a course which provides an introduction to online workers’ education with a focus on values, methods and curriculum design. It was run in 2019. It is a practical course for participants from Zambian trade unions to experiment with participatory online activities…

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PARTICIPATORY LEARNING METHODS: For grassroots worker leaders and educators

PARTICIPATORY LEARNING METHODS: For grassroots worker leaders and educators

Participatory Learning Methods: An Introduction to Workers’ Education is a course for grassroots worker leaders and educators who want to broaden their understanding of workers’ education and learn about participatory learning methods. In 2019 it attracted a large group of participants from countries including Cambodia, Namibia, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Uganda and more. The course begins by…

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SOUTHERN AFRICA: The Creating Gender Equality in the Workplace workshop

SOUTHERN AFRICA: The Creating Gender Equality in the Workplace workshop

Creating Gender Equality in the Workplace is a study circle/workshop course that was successfully run by Nina Benjamin (LRS Gender Programme Coordinator) and Nosipho Twala (LRS Educator and Facilitator) in June and October 2019. 10 participants took part. It was run over a total period of four days. Course details The aim of the course…

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NEPAL – INDIA: CLASS NEPAL

NEPAL – INDIA: CLASS NEPAL

Educator Goma Pandey facilities Women Leadership Course in Nepal, run by Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in India – using the Online Labour Academy (OLA). Kathmandu, 2017 – 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…

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DOMESTIC WORKERS’ STUDY CIRCLE FORMS A WORKERS’ CHOIR 2014 to 2015

DOMESTIC WORKERS’ STUDY CIRCLE FORMS A WORKERS’ CHOIR 2014 to 2015

Domestic workers’ study circle forms a choir! July 2014: The study circle project is helping union members to become better organisers: The domestic workers’ study circle formed a choir and they organised a programme to celebrate the third anniversary of the ILO convention for domestic workers – Convention 189 – on the 16th June 2014.…

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CAPE TOWN – 2014: LAUNCH OF STUDY CIRCLES

CAPE TOWN – 2014: LAUNCH OF STUDY CIRCLES

Study Circles Launch Five study circles have been launched with the following topics: ‘Equal rights for contract cleaners’ ‘Equal conditions for domestic workers’ ‘Women and children abuse in a patriarchal society’ Women’s rights to inform women’s decisions’ ‘How unequal is income distribution in South Africa?’   There were 60 participants from at least 6 unions…

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STUDY CIRCLES EDUCATOR TRAINING 2014 to 2017

STUDY CIRCLES EDUCATOR TRAINING 2014 to 2017

Study Circles Facilitators Training Workshops In 2017, during the training, study circle facilitators covered these subjects: What is Education? / The Differences of Formal and Informal Education The Different Forms of Worker / Popular Education What is a Study Circle – The Components? What is Participatory Democracy versus Representative Democracy? / Participatory Democracy is Central…

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SOUTH AFRICA – KHAYELITSHA

SOUTH AFRICA – KHAYELITSHA

Educator Thandiwe Mandlevu – Sewing Skills for Youth Khayelitsha, 2017 – Thandiwe Mandlevu from Lorna Mfolana Parents Movement organised young members into a study circle through sharing basic sewing skills. She says: “I learnt how to organize and facilitate. I also learnt about creating a learning environment and structure. To share knowledge through running a…

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