IFWEA 23rd General Conference 2019
Welcome to our global community of worker educators!
IFWEA is building a global knowledge community. We facilitate global co-operation between worker educators so as to advance the frontiers of knowledge, education methodology and practice. Our beneficiaries are democratic worker organisations promoting freedom, justice and equality for all.
A world where all working people have access to lifelong learning opportunities which enable them to claim and exercise their inalienable democratic rights, responsibilities and freedoms as global citizens.
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Latest Affiliate News
SRI LANKA – ISD CHAMPION OF WORKER EDUCATION: P. Muthulingam P. Muthulingam, director of our affiliate in Sri Lanka, the Institute for Social Development [ISD] spoke to IFWEA about workers and trade unions in Sri Lanka, how ISD tailors education and organising to service them, and the impact of the Easter Sunday bombing on Sri Lankan society – and has a message of solidarity for worker educators. ▶️ read the entire interview here
▷ GLOBAL – CAMBODIA
Educator Profile: Samphous Von
Samphous Von is President of the Cambodian Domestic Workers’ Network at our affiliate Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Associations (IDEA) She attended IFWEA’s Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme – YGAP in 2017. In this article she reflects on organising informal workers.
▶️ read here
▷ GLOBAL – PHILIPPINES
Educator Profile: Jennifer Albano
Jennifer Albano (pictured above – middle) is the Executive Director of LEARN, a labour and political activist .She talks about workers’ education and the strategy of including informal economy associations in labour movement activity
▶️ read more here
▷ GLOBAL – IFWEA 2018 ACTIVITY REPORT by General Secretary (GS) Sahra Ryklief and Secretariat Team
from the report by the GS: “To all the IFWEA organisations who paid their affiliation fees; put forward their leaders to participate on the Executive Committee; contributed to the Secretariat directly through solidarity fee contributions; through strategic advice and dialogue; through fundraising for our participation in our programme activities; through information dissemination; through participating in the Online Labour Academy, the Foundation Skills for Social Change programme; the Study Circles for Social Change Project and our flagship Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme, I thank you. With your highly valued contributions as our resource, we make our Global Knowledge Community a reality.”
read the profile here
GLOBAL – SOUTH AFRICA: YGAP 2018 theme: “Popular Not Populist – Make Your Voices Heard” The programme took place in Cape Town from 4th to 27th October 2018 – participants came from Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Finland, Ghana, India, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, USA, Zimbabwe. ▶️ Check out: our photo and video updates of activities during the programme on the Facebook YGAP Page ▶️ View: information about the programme and facilitators who took part here ▶️ Watch: the multi-media “Postcards” produced by YGAP 2018 groups chronicling their experience on IFWEA’s You Tube channel ▶️ Read: YGAP 2018 REFLECTIONS from UNI Africa’s Elisabeth Neh Zama and Jane Katusabe
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