February Vision 2030 Training for Donegal Youth and Community Education Workers

In partnership with Children in Crossfire, we are pleased to offer Vision 2030, a free two-day training on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 February 2023.

Suitable for #Donegal/#North West based #Youth Workers and secondary school teachers involved in community projects on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 February 2023. It’s an OCN NI Level 3 certified course which focuses on local and global justice issues and explores how these issues can be brought to life.

“For me, the opportunity to deal with youth work but to bring in those areas of, more global citizenship and looking at not just our own wee towns and communities but also being able to look further afield at the impact we have but also the impact we could have, is empowering,” said a course participant.

Watch this video to hear more:

To register your interest email: changemakers@inishowen.ie

#donegal #sustainabledevelopment #globalcitizen #iamaglobalcitizen #localtoglobal #northwest #youthwork #SDGs

A Zero Waste Christmas? Workshop

Join Change Makers Joanne Fullerton and Gráinne O’Neill for an introduction to composting ahead of Christmas. 

Learn life hacks for reducing food and nutrient waste in the kitchen this Christmas.

Did you know?

Nearly 50% of our household waste could be composted to nurture our soil.

Waste is a global issue which we can all tackle locally and together.

Starter-kit

Participants will get a free compost starter kit provided by Donegal County Council.

Start your change journey in the home with something practical such as composting.

Join Joanne and Gráinne in a kitchen setting at the Exchange, Buncrana for the first of a series of hands on informational workshops for all the community. 

Book: https://tinyurl.com/2hrmbmwp

The ChangeMakers Guide to Global Justice for Community Groups and Individuals

Join us for a bespoke workshop to immerse yourself in the themes of Global Justice: Thursday 17 November 2022 from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Look more closely at themes of Social, Environmental and Economic Justice at a global and local level.

Connect with other individuals and community groups in Donegal and find out about the ChangeMakers Seeds of Change and Mentoring Programmes which are two key pathways to becoming a change maker in a world that needs change.

 

What’s the workshop about?

This workshop will feature presentations on Social, Environmental, Economic Justice and break-out room clinics, designed to:

  1. Remind you what ChangeMakers is all about, in its focus on ‘development education’ work, which means: linking the experience of people in their local environment to that of people around the world in particular, in the Global South (Asia, Africa and Latin America);
  2. Look closer at the three categories set out in our Seeds of Change Small Grant Fund, specifically: Social, Environmental and Economic Justice;
  3. Examine and discuss the current challenges facing us locally and globally in the areas of Social, Environmental and Economic Justice, to help you to consider your cause/future projects from all angles, and to discuss your work and ideas in more detail in a break-out room with a ChangeMaker mentor and other community groups interested in the same area;
  4. To introduce the revised ChangeMakers Mentoring Programme, as for example, maybe you have a new community group or you are an individual who would like to receive mentoring so as to apply for funding in the future. We are here to help you on that journey.

Register 

To register your place, visit Eventbrite:

https://tinyurl.com/2p8ypy5x

For More Information on the Seeds of Change Small Grants Funding visit:

Seeds of Change Grant Scheme

For more information on our Mentoring Programme, please visit:

Mentoring Programme

Disappear Here Film Club 2: Losing Alaska

Disappear Here Film Club 2: Losing Alaska

 

ChangeMakers, Disappear Here Film Festival and Concern Worldwide are pleased to invite you to the second Disappear Here Film Club screening and post-film talk at the Market House, Clonmany, this Friday 1 July 2022 at 7:30pm.

Our second film is the powerful documentary ‘Losing Alaska from Director Tom Burke.

The 375 residents of Newtok, Alaska watch their homes disappear into rolling seas as winter storms steal their coastline and melting permafrost erodes the edges of their town. Tom Burke’s elegiac study follows the community as they struggle to maintain their traditional Yup’ik culture, a subsistence lifestyle of hunting and fishing, and build a new town on safer, higher ground.

 

Post film panel discussion

 

Our post screening discussion will include Donegal Green Party Chairman Michael White, Rosemary Mc Closkey, Vice Chair of Inishowen Rivers Trust and Duncan Stewart, Environmentalist, Activist and Architect, talking about how these issues are of local as well as global concern.

 

Details

 

The Market House, Clonmany

1st July 7.30pm (Pay at the Door)

 

Entry to the film and post-screening discussion costs €7.50 and all proceeds go to the newly established ‘Donegal Documentary Fund’, to help raise awareness of sociopolitical and environmental issues in the county.

 

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QQI Level 5 in Intercultural Studies

Equip yourself for an active participation in our rapidly changing society.

 

ChangeMakers is pleased to present a QQI Level 5 in Intercultural Studies facilitated by Francine Blaché Breen and supported by the Donegal ETB Community Education Support Programme.

This dynamic course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and competence to explore, reflect and analyse intercultural issues. These could include issues such as diversity, racism, prejudice, conflict, inclusion, participation, equality and interdependence.

To register your interest, please email myra@inishowen.ie or call 074 – 936 2218.

Learners who successfully complete this programme will:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of intercultural issues;
  2. Evaluate various aspects of interculturalism using a range of methods and sources;
  3. Develop a respect for self, others and diversity;
  4. Explore a variety of ways of dealing with issues arising from cultural difference;
  5. Engage in constructive discussion and debate on intercultural topics;
  6. Develop a set of skills and behaviour consistent with positive intercultural communication;
  7. To assist the learner to develop the academic and vocational language, literacy and numeracy skills related to intercultural studies through the medium of the indicative content; and to enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning.

10th anniversary

 

Join ChangeMakers to celebrate our 10th anniversary on Thursday 9th June 2022 from 9am to 2pm at An Grianan Hotel , Burt , Co Donegal. Reconnect with fellow ChangeMakers, Seeds of Change participants, ChangeMakers steering committee members, Partner organisations, Funders, Community groups, QQI course graduates and a soon to be announced guest speaker.
This is a very special occasion for us here at ChangeMakers and we really do hope you can come along and celebrate with us!
Bookings now to avoid disappointment : https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/celebrating-10-years-of-changemakers-donegal-tickets-339774674197

Exploring Intercultural Awareness

Join Donegal ChangeMakers , Donegal Volunteer Centre and Think Equality for a gentle and informal introduction to exploring intercultural awareness through defining and discussing identity, culture & diversity. Celebrate Donegal Volunteer week by celebrating culture and diversity!

This workshop will take place in Monday 16th May 2022 at 7pm, online Zoom.

To book click this link https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/exploring-intercultural-awareness-tickets-335392045637

 

Donegal Africa Day 2022

Celebrate the diversity of African Cultures at Donegal #AfricaDay Happening this Saturday 14th May at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny & An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny .

In conjunction with Donegal Intercultural Platform and Donegal County Council we will be there supporting this wonderful day with the Self Help Africa ‘Women On the Front Line of Climate Change’ Exhibition with discussion taking place from 12noon until 1pm.

 

Our Money, Our Future ‘Money makes the world go round’

Join us for a two part workshop on Our Money , Our Future .
Part 1 will be an introductory workshop exploring some basic economic ideas: economic for what/who, how to measure progress, survey of some economic theory, examination of ‘trickle-down economics’ and linkages of economics to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Part 2 will be focused on taxation and impacts on society including linking the Global South & how Global North systems impact the Global South.

Local and Global Development- Sharing the Learning!

 

Last chance to book for our final participant showcase where we join Bebhinn Mullins from the Clonmany Community Centre Donegal. Bebhinn has been working alongside a national social enterprise FoodCloud since 2018 helping to place a focus on food waste.
This initiative has naturally developed into a wonderful community project helping to highlight more sustainable food choices whilst helping to combat food wastage. Through their connection with foodcloud they have collected and redistributed over 7000 kg of food (the equivalent of almost 17,000 meals) and has almost 23,000 kg of CO2 savings as of the end of February 2022. @Clonmany Community Pantry has created interest from community organisations around Ireland.
Hosted by our facilitators Francine and Annette and followed by Q&A – To join please register through our eventbrite page see : https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/290824151867