Category Archives: EVENTS

16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women 25th Nov-10th Dec

a noticeboard in one of the AES south west centres raising awareness on the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women

a noticeboard in one of the AES south west centres raising awareness on the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women

Did you know…

 

  • 216 women have died violently in Ireland since 1996
  • 56% of women murdered since 1996 were killed by a partner or ex
  • 1 in 5 women suffer domestic abuse
  • domestic abuse takes many forms including physical, emotional, sexual, financial
  • 60% of abuse starts before the age 25
  • 1 in 8 women are abused while pregnant
  • 41% of abused women experience stalking and harassment online
  • abuse increases mental and physical health risks

(women’s aid 2017)

 

Click here, here, here and here to read our previous posts on the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women

International Translation Day

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Join us today in celebrating International Translation Day!

In 2017, the United Nations celebrate International Translation Day for the first time. The day is to celebrate the role of professional translation in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development.

16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women

25th November to 10th December 2016

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What is the 16 Days of Action?

The 16 Days Campaign Opposing Violence against Women is an important opportunity to raise awareness and call for changes at an international, national and local level to make women and children safe from abuse. (Women’s Aid)

To find out more information about the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women, starting next week, go to womensaid.ie

Citizenship 1916 – 2016 Exhibition Launch

Dominic’s Community Centre in Tallaght hosted an exhibition of artwork created by participants of a ‘Citizenship through Art’ course.  The exhibition was launched by Deputy Mayor, Denise O’ Donovan who paid tribute to the participants and tutors for their hard work and creativity.

This innovative course was run by The D.E.B.A.T.E. Project, Dublin & Dún Laoghaire ETB, to encourage people to explore their understanding of citizenship and to express that understanding in an artistic way.  Given the year that is in it, a special focus was placed on events in 1916 and the men, women and children of that time.  Two large wall hangings were created to commemorate the actions of a handful of Irish citizens in the name of independence, equality and justice.  A second artwork on display, a large collage, was created by participants of a General Learning group in Tallaght Adult Education Centre, to draw attention to the diversity of citizenship in Ireland today.

The D.E.B.A.T.E Project Co-ordinator, Melíosa Bracken, also paid tribute to the participants, their tutor, Rachel Veerman, and Dominic’s Community Centre Manager, Deirdre Cleary for their hard work and whole-hearted engagement with the course.  Melíosa Bracken also thanked Irish Aid and Dublin & Dun Laoghaire ETB for funding the initiative.  Speaking about the Citizenship through Art course, Melíosa explained that its primary focus was to engage people in reflecting on the kind of Ireland the 1916 leaders were fighting for and whether that had been achieved in modern Ireland.   She pointed out that the artworks commemorated the leaders of 1916 alongside women and children who played an important part in the events of 1916 but are often overlooked in the history books.

Deputy Lord Mayor of South Dublin, Denise O’ Donovan, with students Rose Clark, Michael O’ Neill, Alice Phelan and Andy Tuite and Art Tutor Rachel Veerman at the launch of their Citizenship Banners in Dominic’s Community Centre.

Deputy Lord Mayor of South Dublin, Denise O’ Donovan, with students Rose Clark, Michael O’ Neill, Alice Phelan and Andy Tuite and Art Tutor Rachel Veerman at the launch of their Citizenship Banners in Dominic’s Community Centre.

Deirdre Clearly, Manager of Dominic’s Community Centre ended the speeches by congratulating the students and tutors on their striking artwork and expressing her appreciation for the people in attendance, including Community Education Facilitator, Lorna Patterson and Councillors Charlie O’ Connor and Mick Duff.   The artwork will be on display in Dominic’s Community Centre from June to July before being brought to the Tallaght Adult Education Centre where it will be on display from August until the end of September.

A ‘Diverse Citizens’ collage created by students of a Level 4 General Learning Course in Tallaght Adult Education Service.

A ‘Diverse Citizens’ collage created by students of a Level 4 General Learning Course in Tallaght Adult Education Service.

General Election 2016

Four Reasons You Should Vote


  1. Every Vote Counts

When you vote, your vote then combines with the others who share the same views as yourself to create a voice. The more like-minded votes, the louder the voice!


  1. The issues affect YOU

Many people are put off voting because they don’t trust politicians or they don’t feel that politicians represent them.  BUT… many of the issues that are decided in government do affect you! From education, to health, to employment, to housing, to climate change, to benefits…you will always find something that affects you.


  1. People sacrificed a lot so that YOU can vote

The right to vote has been fought for by many and in some parts of the world, people are still fighting to be able to have a say in the decisions that are made for their countries.  How would you feel if your vote was taken away from you?  Don’t take your vote for granted.


  1. Whoever votes gets represented.

Democracy needs everyone to participate – whether you are young, old or somewhere in between, no matter what your background or current circumstances are, your vote means that your voice will be heard.
If only older people voted, then only issues affecting older people would be prioritised in government. If you don’t vote, then you may miss out on being able to make changes where things directly affect you.

Vote and have your say — It is your future after all!

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One in every four people in Ireland chooses not to vote.  In some areas, two people out of five don’t vote. 
Unequal Participation = Unequal Influence?

Voting Stats

Exploring 1916 -2016

Dominic’s Community Centre

Exploring 1916 -2016

Citizenship – Democracy – Equality

THROUGH ART AND STORIES

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The DEBATE Project and Dominic’s Community Centre are offering a course for adult learners who are interested in exploring citizenship, democracy and the struggle for equality and independence from 1916 to 2016.

The class will explore art and stories documenting Ireland’s journey to independence and beyond and then go on to create their own art for an exhibition on Local, National and Global Citizenship in June 2016.

 

Wednesday 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Starting 20th January for 8 weeks

Contact: Reception for more information

Phone:    01-4590770

 

Supported by:

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Connections: Local, National and Global Issues Course

DDLETB Adult Education Service would like to thank Irish Aid for agreeing to co-fund The DEBATE Project for 2015-2016.  In the next year we will be offering courses and accredited modules in Local and Global Development to adult learners, producing resources and supports for FET tutors, delivering a Professional Certificate (QQI Level 6) to DDLETB tutors interested in integration and/or teaching about global issues and hosting a number of awareness-raising events throughout the year. Details of our first course of 2015/2016 are below:

 

St Kevins School

St. Kevin’s Family Resource Centre

St. Kevin’s Girls’ School, Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Tel: (01) 4627149Email: info@stkevinsfrc.ie Website: www.stkevinsfrc.ie

 

Connections: Local, National and Global Issues

QQI: Level 4

The purpose of this module is to introduce learners to the concept of development at both a local and a global level. It is designed to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of the developing world and of the links between their own lives and communities and that of people in the developing world.  It promotes an understanding of the possibilities for people to take positive action on development issues.

The specific learning outcomes for this module are grouped into 3 units:

Unit 1  Introducing Global Development

Unit 2  Communities near and far

Unit 3  Taking Action

Areas of exploration:

  • Human needs and human wants
  • Development needs and barriers in your own community and other communities
  • Inequality in Ireland and in the world
  • The main issues affecting the developing world
  • Exploring the links between us and other people /communities
  • Who holds power in Ireland and in the wider world?
  • What can we do to make communities and the world a better place to live?

 Issues include:

  • Gender
  • Debt
  • Racism
  • Trade
  • Colonialism and slavery
  • Modern slavery
  • Globalisation
  • Migration
  • Power
  • Action

Learners who successfully complete this module will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the concept of development and what it means for communities at both a local and a global level.
  • Explore some of the issues facing the developing world.
  • Examine some links between own context and that of the developing world.
  • Gain an insight into how we can promote development.

 

Assessment:

Group Project (40%): Taking an action as a group that is involved in global and local development issues.

Learner record (30%): A personal reflection on the learning

Individual Assignment (30%): Written and visual assessment linking local and global issues.

 

Venue: St. Kevin’s Family Resource Centre, Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, Dublin 24

 

Duration: The course will run on Wednesday evenings from 7pm-9pm for 24 weeks, starting on the 7th October and finishing in May 2016.

 

Registration: To register for the course, please complete the registration form and return to St. Kevin’s Family Resource Centre or email admin@stkevinsfrc.ie

There is a maximum of 15 places on the course.

 

Completion of the course will lead to a qualification in Local and Global Development Awareness QQI Level 4.

The course is free of charge

Outline of classes – Term 1

  1. Wed 7th October 7pm-9pm
  2. Wed 14th October 7pm-9pm
  3. Wed 21st October 7pm-9pm

Midterm break

  1. Wed 4th November 7pm-9pm
  2. Wed 11th November 7pm-9pm
  3. Wed 18th November 7pm-9pm
  4. Wed 25th November 7pm-9pm
  5. Wed 2nd December 7pm-9pm

 

 

International Peer Review of the Development Education Sector in Ireland

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International Peer Review of the Development Education Sector in Ireland, April 2015.

A GENE review team is currently conducting a review of Irish Aid funded Development Education in Ireland. GENE (Global Education Network Europe) is the European network of Ministries and Agencies responsible for support, funding and policy-making in the field of Global Education.

Over the last three months IDEA has facilitated the establishment and running of three task groups focusing on Development Education in Formal education, in the Adult and Community Education and in the Youth sector. Each group worked to identify key successes, opportunities, challenges and strategic priorities in their area. The coordinator of the DEBATE Project participated in the Adult and Community Education task group.  The outcome of these deliberations will be presented to GENE on the 29th of April at the Irish Aid Development Education Consultation Day in Farmleigh.

The Consultation Day will be an important opportunity to engage with Irish Aid in preparing for the next Development Education Strategy which will be launched in 2016.  Melíosa Bracken, Coordinator of the DEBATE Project will represent the Adult and Community Education Sector during Panel Discussions.  The event will be live tweeted throughout the day and you can follow the process at #DevEdDay

 

Fairtrade Competition

To celebrate FairTrade week, the DEBATE Project is giving away a FairTrade Hamper full of Fairtrade chocolate, biscuits, tea, coffee and bananas

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TO ENTER:

Students in Tallaght Adult Education Centre  can enter for the competition by answering the following questions:

  1. What colours are in the FairTrade Logo?
  2. Name three things that you can buy that are FairTrade
  3. What does the FairTrade Logo mean?

A box for completed entries is available at the DEBATE Project Notice Board.

Winner will be announced on the 11th of March

Understanding the Power of Ordinary People

Free 8 Week Course:

Understanding the Power of Ordinary People

To book a place contact Gráinne at 01 4627149 or email admin@stkevinsfrc.ie

The sessions will be facilitated in an easy and engaging manner allowing participants to discuss and to learn from each other’s experiences.

The 8 weeks course will:

  • Explore civil society movements and campaigns
  • Equip people to critically engage with equality and social justice issues at home and abroad
  • Enable participants to learn to become more aware of themselves and their attitudes to the current events in society

When: Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm
Where: St. Kevins Family Resource Centre, Kilnamanagh
Dates: Starting 4th March finishing 6th May (excluding 1st & 8th Apr)

The course is open to everyone who:

  • want to understand the connections between their own lives, and how local, national and global issues influence their community and society
  • are keen to learn more about what actually happens in communities when people unite for the good of the community.

“If people don’t think they have the power to solve their problems,

they won’t even think about how to solve them.” Saul Alinsky

 

Funding from Irish Aid and Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board for this programme is gratefully acknowledged.