Auckland businessman invests $450,000 in free lunches for Taita College students

Taita College students are being provided with free, healthy lunches as part of a programme that could one day be rolled out across New Zealand. Libelle Group, an Auckland-based school food and drink provider, is running a pilot programme providing sandwiches or a hot meal, fruit, muffin, yoghurt or milk at the Lower Hutt school. Principal Karen Morgan said the offer from chief executive Johannes Tietze was … Continue reading Auckland businessman invests $450,000 in free lunches for Taita College students

Edinburgh Science Festival to ban fossil fuel firm sponsorship deals

A seven-year-old girl examines a life like human brain at the Edinburgh Science Festival. Pic: Jon Savage Organisers of the Edinburgh Science Festival are to impose a blanket ban on sponsorship deals with fossil fuel companies - claiming the oil and gas sector is “not moving fast enough” to meet climate change targets. They will … Continue reading Edinburgh Science Festival to ban fossil fuel firm sponsorship deals

Working for Equalities in Scotland

New dates for the ‘Working for Equalities in Scotland’ CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course have been set.  This course will start on the 25th April and the period for registration has been extended. This CPD course, organised by the School of Social and Political Science at University of Edinburgh, aims to offer an opportunity to front-line equality practitioners to network … Continue reading Working for Equalities in Scotland

Engaging youth in community action research: A visual methods approach to HIV and AIDS awareness

Abstract Young people are amoung the most affected and vulnerable groups in the HIV epidemic. Targeting young people in prevention strategies requires inclusive and participatory appraoches. This paper discusses a film production project that involved youths in a remote rural community in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. It explores some of the processes and … Continue reading Engaging youth in community action research: A visual methods approach to HIV and AIDS awareness

The experiences of diversegender tertiary students: Structural discrimination and microaggressions

Abstract This paper documents forms of discrimination that stufents with diversegender identities face within New Zealand tertiary enviroment, and reports on students suggestions for strategies to support the normalisation of gender diversity. Findings from this qualitative study are based on data collected via in-depth, semi-structured interviews with seven participants. They indicate that although participants did … Continue reading The experiences of diversegender tertiary students: Structural discrimination and microaggressions

Creating a Profession in Fits and Starts

By Charlie McConnell In 1977, I became a community development educator teaching at a higher education institute (later absorbed by the University) in Dundee, a city on the East Coast of Scotland, which, this year, plays host to the World Community Development Conference. Scotland was the place to be. The Labour government had just published … Continue reading Creating a Profession in Fits and Starts

On Community Development Education

By Ron Hustedde The community development field continues to grow across the globe. It is argued that this expansion is rooted in three factors: devolution, the subsequent growth of non-governmental organizations, and the revived interest in community and the politics of place and interests. Community development can be defined by solidarity and agency. Solidarity is … Continue reading On Community Development Education