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Trócaire’s Lenten theme. As you go through the Lenten stories and activities with your pupils, please remember to keep the children’s work or record their activities for the Trócaire Better World Award.

BWA ENTRY IDEAS

Send in art work or projects the children have made.

Create a This is an award that recognises the work and learning that takes place each year while exploring display about the country featured and place it in the corridor where everyone can see it.

Send in letters, poems, prayers and stories the children have written.

Write and perform a song about the country and children in the Lenten pack.

Call a school assembly and role-play a situation that might occur in the focus country – use the Lenten pack to help you do so.

Record a video or photograph the children participating in the activities featured in the Lenten pack and send us in a DVD.

Send your entry marked

Trocaire Better World Award ,to

Trocaire

Maynooth,Co Kildare (closing date 2 May 2014)

Or email your entry to mboyce@trocaire.ie

 

Kerry One World Centre is currently starting its search for Singers/Songwriters for our Solidarity Song Competition 2014

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 The Competition offers young people aged 21 or younger the opportunity to showcase

 their creative talents by writing a song (4 An Equal World) which highlights aspects of

 the UN`s 8 Millennium Development Goals. http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

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 Deadline date for entries- NOV 1/2014              

 Prizes include: music software editing package (sponsored by PSM Electronics), valuable studio time with an engineer, recording time & pressed copies of your own work on cd !

 Follow link for more on YouTube http://youtu.be/0mVlsq6VVvk

Eoin Cronnelly is the 2013 Winner of the Solidarity Songs Contest

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You may be working on an Erasmus+ KA1 application for the professional development of staff under the new Erasmus+ programme of the EU (deadline March 24). If this is the case, we would like you to consider including one or more of our courses to your application.

We offer continuing professional development (CPD) courses with a particular focus on Development Education. Development Education perspectives, methodologies and materials can be integrated into many existing courses to enhance their content and quality. Our current courses on offer:

July 15-18: Exploring Development & Environmental Issues with Adult Learners.

Sep 2-5: Introduction to Development Education for Adult Educators.

Sep 9-12: Development Education for Basic Skills / Literacy Tutors.

Oct 7-10: Exploring Global Justice Issues through the Arts.

KOWC, a member of GINCO (www.ginconet.eu), has several years’ experience working with EU programmes. We offer courses that meet the quality criteria and priorities of the new programme. Our organisation has skilled, experienced staff with particular expertise in Development Education/Global Education as it relates to adult education.


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KOWC Global Schools Network
A network of like-minded schools, committed to equipping their pupils to succeed in a globalised world by helping their teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues.

Why Participate?
Schools
participating in the network will be afforded an opportunity to enhance the impact that knowledge and understanding of global learning can bring to pupils' learning across the curriculum.
Schools/Teachers
Through the schools network, teachers can engage in a locally-based programme of global learning support, guided by colleagues, KOWC local advisors and other DE organisation experts.

GSN
As a 'by schools for schools' model, the GSN encourages teaches to share good practice and learning in terms of development education delivery in the classroom. The GSN
Moodle Platform http://kowc-moodle.org  can be used as a vehicle for information and resource sharing.
Benefits for a school?
Programme of support to enhance teaching about global topics and to encourage whole school approaches to global learning.

Curriculum guidance to support global learning in key subject areas e.g. through the network’s MOODLE platform
, see www. kowc-moodle.org
For more information email: resources@kade.ie
 

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Morina O’Neill of Debt & Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI, www.debtireland.org)

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delivered 2 hour introductory session on international debt on Wednesday, February 26, from 11:30 -1:30 in the Institute of Technology Tralee, Sólás building, north campus. The event, entitled 'Delving into Debt - Exploring Debt and Development from a Justice Perspective' explored the links between debt and development in the global South. The workshop will introduce debt justice from an international perspective, and will focus on the impacts of debt on sustainable development in countries around the world today. Debt and Development is a coalition of organisations and individuals, set up in 1993, which works on the issue of international debt injustice and the injustice of the global financial system.

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KOWC hosted a EU Youth in Action 1.1 project in Tralee, from July 7th to 15th entitled: Youth in Action for the Quality of Health and the Environment. The Youth in Action programme was set up for young people by the European Union. Its goal is to instil in young people a sense of European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance and involve them in building the future of the Union. The programme promotes mobility (within and beyond the EU), non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue. It also promotes employment and inclusion of all youth, regardless of educational level, social background or cultural background.

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