Continuing the Journey: A Development Education Series for returned volunteers and development workers

Continuing the Journey: register now

‘Continuing the journey’ is an introductory course to Development Education and an invitation to learn, share and reflect in order to make sense of our world.

WHEN: Tuesday evenings over 4 weeks (5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th of October), 6 – 8 PM, via Zoom

‘Continuing the journey’ is an introductory course to Development Education and an invitation to learn, share and reflect in order to make sense of our world. It offers space for deeper engagement with issues such as global inequality, power, and colonialism. It allows for critical reflection for time spent overseas and introduces multiple ways of being active for change.

The course will take place over 4 evenings (online) and is non-formal, participatory, and free of charge. The weekly sessions are accompanied by some light reading and viewings and some home tasks.

The series is structured in 3 phases:

  • WEEK 1: The first phase is about ‘Coming Home’ and what it brings with it – the challenges and joys of being home, how these feelings have manifested in ourselves and how they are possibly shaping our thinking now.
  • WEEK 2 & 3: The second phase (evenings 2 and 3) explores the concept of Development Education, where we will critically examine our experiences and look at the root cause of our unequal and interdependent world through a number of creative participatory methodologies.
  • WEEK 4: The last evening is about ‘Moving Forward’: where do we want to go now? How can I be part of a bigger movement for change and what is my role in it?  

Is this course for me?

The course is designed for anyone who volunteered or worked overseas and who has an interest in learning more about global issues and our role in working towards change. If you have no experience of working/volunteering overseas but are interested in the issues, then you are more than welcome to join.

When is it taking place?

The course is taking place on Tuesday evenings over 4 weeks (5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th of October) from 6 pm to 8 pm. We encourage everyone to join for the full 4 evenings as the sessions are interconnected and participatory.

To attend please register on Eventbrite.

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For any questions and to find out more, please contact Julia at [email protected].

This course is supported by Irish Aid as part of our strategic partnership whereby supportive and inclusive learning spaces are provided for communities to become critically engaged and come together to connect, activate, and amplify social justice issues.

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