Empowering community health : an interview with NorWest Co-op
The Education and Solidarity Network has spoken with Michelle Kirkbride who works as a community development coordinator and Mike Sadlowski who works in primary care as a kinesiologist and also in community development at NorWest Co-op community health center in Canada.
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Using photography for positive social change
PhotoVoice is an award-winning charity that uses photography for positive social change. Working in partnership with other organisations, communities, it builds skills and capacity of under-represented and at-risk communities. At the same time, it offers marginalised communities an opportunity to share their perspectives and input into discussions that are often about them. Through their own images, our previous participants have shed light on issues such as climate change, HIV, disability,...
French economic and social council adopts its opinion to improve pupils' health
The ESN witnessed the adoption of the opinion of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (ESEC) on the health of pupils during its plenary session on 14 March in Paris.
At the beginning, the ESEC President, Patrick Bernasconi, noted the essential role of the civil society that tries to be an intermediary, a link to present the expectations and concerns of the population to public authorities.
A collaborative workshop to further mobilise young people within the Guinean mutualist movement
On Sunday, 18 March 2018, the Education and Solidarity Network ran a workshop with youth organisations and representatives of the mutualist movement in Kindia (Guinea) on the commitment to mutualism. The purpose of this day, organised by ESSENTIEL and ONAM (Organisation Nationale d’Appui à la Mutualité) was to discuss new ways of involving young Guinean people and to consider social protection and mutualism as a means of mobilisation within the community.
Account of the study trip to Scotland
From 28 to 30 January, the ESN proposed a study trip to Glasgow, Scotland, to its members. Jointly organised with SHE Consultancy, Education Scotland and the UK teachers' union NASUWT, the purpose of this trip was for participants to reflect on health and wellbeing policies and practices at school from the Scottish model.
ESN participates in national days of mutuality in Guinea
Invited by the NGO ESSENTIEL and ONAM, the ESN was present at the national days of mutuality which took place from 21 to 22 March 2018 in Conakry (Guinea). This meeting was the opportunity to promote the Guinean mutualist movement within a context of implementing national social protection policy. The Health and Labour Ministers attended as well as the President of the National Confederation of Guinean Workers. The mutual present were urged to structure and professionalise themselves.
Education International appoints a new General Secretary
The American David Edwards was chosen to succeed the outgoing and founding General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen. From 2011, David Edwards held the position of Deputy General Secretary. Prior to joining EI, Edwards was Associate Director of Governance and Policy and Head of International Relations at the National Education Association (NEA) of the United States. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he started his career as a foreign language teacher in secondary education and has a doctorate in...
Meeting with the International Social Security Association in Geneva
The ESN was invited to present its activities to the International Social Security Association (ISSA) in Geneva. In the presence of the Director of the social security development branch, the health specialist of ISSA, the liaison officer for Africa and the person responsible for the commission of mutualism, Romain Chave spoke of ESN projects in connection with education in social protection: a project in Colombia, a MOOC project on social protection, a digital library and a campaign for the...
The FILGOOD tool presented in the innovations hospital of the Geneva health forum
Through the intervention of the ESN, ADOSEN, MGEN's association to promote health in schools, was invited to present the diagnostic and health promotion tool FILGOOD. Many discussions and contact with potential partners make it possible to plan international collaborations and the adaptation of the system for other countries and other educational and health contexts.
Workshop: New technologies to enhance universal health coverage
The ESN participated in the 7th Geneva Health Forum by moderating a workshop on new technologies and financing health in Africa.