The ESN is expanding and welcomes seven new members from America, Africa and Europe, increasing the number of organisations under its umbrella to 37.
The Cameroon Teachers’ Initiative for Mutual Assistance (CTIMA) is a Cameroonian mutual society which aims to promote solidarity and mutual assistance among teachers in the public sector in order to reduce inequalities in the face of social risks and to ensure the social welfare of its members. Further information here.
Norwest Co-op is a healthcare cooperative based in Winnipeg, Canada. The cooperative offers several services to the community, such as primary healthcare and childcare. It also offers programmes for community development and preventive healthcare. Further information here.
The Caisse Mutualiste interprofessionnelle Marocaine (Moroccan Interprofessional Mutual Fund) (CMIM) is a non-profit organisation, run by volunteers and governed by the Code on Mutual Societies. The CMIM offers its members services to cover the risk of disease, maternity, work incapacity and disability, as well as death benefit. The CMIM’s members are private sector employees. The CMIM is very active in Morocco in the field of professional risk prevention. Further information here.
The Sistema Nacional de Desarrollo Profesional (National System for Professional Development) (SINADEP) is an organisation attached to the main Mexican teaching union SNTE which offers its members support via continuous professional development, refreshers or activities for personal development. Through these innovative activities, the SINADEP aims to contribute to improving the quality of education provision in Mexico. Further information here.
The Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) is a Zambian education union with 37,000 members. The ZNUT is a member of Education International.
The Association de Soutien aux Centres de Recherches, d’Enseignements et de Soins (Association to Support Research Centres, Teachers and Healthcare) (ASCRES) is a Swiss association. Its goal is to promote research, teaching and healthcare in disadvantaged areas in order to improve public health in tropical regions and patient care by using innovations from research programmes. Further information here.
Christian Suau, from Peru, also joined the ESN as an individual.