Education

Who has the responsibility: Ethical partnerships for students working overseas

IFGH Conference 2014 Student Workshop on Ethical Partnerships Key Correspondent: Anneliese Arno A special panel session on ‘Ethical Partnerships: A Student Focussed Discussion and Workshop’ was held at the IFGH November Conference. Led by the Student Outreach Group (SOG), things kicked off with individual...

Is the desire for Innovation substituting the need for Evidence?

GETHealth: A Global Education & Health Technology Summit 2014 Dublin Key Correspondent: Bianca van Bavel ‘We are living in an unprecedented time for technology and innovation ’, was a statement heard several times over the two day GETHealth Summit in Dublin, November 13th and 14th.  And in true visionary...

Letters on Partnerships: Engaging Young Minds

IFGH Conference 2014 Youth Volunteering Perspectives As a part of our Key Correspondent team at the conference we were delighted to have two transition year students from Donabate Community College.  Here, Rebecca Caffrey and Louise Evans reflect on their volunteer experiences and offer some fresh insights into their...

Conference roundup – THET International Conference 2014: Milestones and Horizons

  On Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September, the annual Tropical Health Education Trust International Conference took place in Birmingham, UK. Over 140 delegates from throughout the international health partnerships community gathered to discuss progress and report lessons learned on best practice, at the event...

Report Launch for the Growing Up in Ireland Study

Next week, Monday October 6th, we will see the launch of a report based on the data from the “Growing Up in Ireland” study. The “Growing Up in Ireland: National Longitudinal Study of Children in the Republic of Ireland”, to give it its full name, has already yielded results. Most notably the levels of overweight...

Community approach to preventing violence against women: SASA! study results are out.

Reducing violence against women – SASA! Recent results from the groundbreaking study on the SASA! (meaning ‘Now’ in Kiswahili) approach have been extremely positive, showing reductions in intimate partner violence (IPV), as well as marked shifts towards non-acceptance of IPV, and increasing respect for...

Information evening with Projects Abroad at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre

On Tuesday 1st July, at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, Projects Abroad held an information evening, which gave an overview of the wide range of projects offered, spread across almost 30 countries around the globe, in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Recruitment...

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