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Mark Cumming Looks Back At The Year Just Gone And What’s Ahead For 2015.

Infographic: Click for full scale version or download here. How do you review a year? One way is to look through the ‘numbers’ and the attached info-graphic highlights some of the vibe off Comhlámh in the last year. While numbers give one insight, it’s not the full story. Mark Cumming, the head of Comhlámh looks back and talks about the year ahead. Another way would

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Making A Difference? Third-Level Students Ask The Big Questions Ahead Of International Volunteer Day.

Pictured: UCDVO volunteers working on the construction of a basketbal court in Morogoro, Tanzania in July 2010. In advance of International Volunteer Day on the 5th December 2014, UCD Volunteers Overseas (UCDVO) and partner organisations are hosting a one-day conference on international volunteering. The conference aims to create critical discussion around current practice in the area and features several keynote international speakers on youth volunteering

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A Day Devoted To Debriefing.

Pictured: Gemma Baker, Shane O’Connor, Grainne O’Neill and Therese O’Driscoll On a late September, autumnal day, a small number of Comhlamh Debriefers met for a “Caring for the Carers” course.  Gemma Baker recaps the day. It was an opportunity to spend some time reflecting on our role as Debriefers to Returned Development Workers, to share our experiences, challenges and to ensure we focus on our

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Child Safeguarding—What does it mean to you?

Shannette Budhai and Róisín Boyle from Comhlámh recently attended a four-day course in International Child Safeguarding. Shannette reflects on the training. Last week, over the course of four days, 13 people had the opportunity to attend a certified four-day course in international child safeguarding. The training was expertly delivered by Alex Dressler from Keeping Children Safe. This was a useful and practical training that

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Reflections from Riga

Photos: Attendees from across Europe engaging in conversation on Global Education Shannette, Volunteer Quality Project Officer at Comhlámh shares her thoughts on a recent trip to Riga, Latvia. I really value the opportunity I had to attend the “Young Europeans for Global Development Conference” in Riga, Latvia where approximately thirty young people spoke about “Best practices in mainstreaming global education into nonformal learning”. The

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Take A Step For Fair Trade With Fair Trade Fortnight 2012.

This year Fairtrade Fortnight (27th February – 11th March) encourages you to ‘Take a Step for Fairtrade’, and make change in your everyday life. By buying Fairtrade products you are supporting a fairer deal for producers in the Global South and contributing to sustainable livelihoods. There are other changes you can make too. Join us to ‘Take a Step for Trade Justice’.Scroll down to read about

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