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Erwachsenenbildung liefert unter Einbindung einer starken Zivilgesellschaft enorm wichtige Beiträge und Lösungsansätze in vielen Entwicklungsfragen, insbesondere für benachteiligte Menschen in entlegeneren Gegenden. Die grundsätzliche Herausforderung besteht darin, diesen Zusammenhang evidenzbasiert aufzuarbeiten und zielgerichtet zu kommunizieren – weit über die Erwachsenenbildungsszene hinaus.

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Which adult education practices have proven to be successful in order to include young adults at risk of social exclusion and support them in the exercise of active participatory citizenship? This was one of the research questions that moved us – a pool of European researchers – in the field, keen on accessing and investigating existing education programmes in 19 countries across Europe.

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, Pham Anh Duy

Raising the voice of deaf people

There are about 1 million deaf people in Vietnam. They have a hard time accessing information, health, education, transportation and other social services. Sign language – the language of the deaf and of deaf culture – is still largely unknown in Vietnam. There are currently ten sign language interpreters in the whole country. It is very difficult for the deaf to raise their voice in their families, at work and in society.

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For the DVV International blog, Timothy Ireland gives an insight into the Mid-Term Review of CONFINTEA VI, which took place in Suwon, South Korea, from 25-27 October 2017.

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Das längste Glied in der Kette hat noch zu wenig Gewicht: Angesichts der langen Spanne des Erwachsenendaseins im Leben verdient die Erwachsenenbildung sehr viel mehr Aufmerksamkeit und Unterstützung. Das ist eine der Botschaften, die die 5. Internationale „Adult Education and Development Conference“ von DVV International aussendet, die vom 11. bis 12. Oktober in Tiflis und damit erstmals außerhalb Deutschlands stattfand. Anwesend waren über 120 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus 36 Ländern.

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In the project initiated by DVV International, students learn not only to read and write, but also how to open small businesses and invest in agriculture. The government of Mozambique aims to reduce the illiteracy rate to 41% by 2019.

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In cooperation with DVV International, the local NGO Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) has been working to provide improved non-formal education and training for members of the Kavet ethnic minority in Ratanakiri, Cambodia, since 2009. To this end they train volunteer teachers.

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In Zusammenarbeit mit DVV International arbeitet die lokale NGO Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) seit 2009 daran, Angehörigen der ethnischen Minderheit der Kavet in Ratanakiri, Kambodscha, eine verbesserte Bildung und Ausbildung zu bieten. Zu diesem Zweck bilden sie freiwillige Lehrerinnen und Lehrer aus.

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The way we see the world is greatly influenced by culture, be it the values we carry, the perceptions we have or the behaviours we exhibit. Culture also affects how we understand and interact with each other. Therefore, cultural values and norms affect not only our day-to-day interactions with other people, but also extend to the classroom and affect both learning and teaching styles.

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The “Africa Adult Education System Building Workshop” took place from 30 September to 5 October 2019 in Ethiopia, with participants from 4 regional offices and 8 national offices of DVV International in Africa. Representatives from institutional partners of DVV International in those countries were also present.

The objective of the workshop was to initiate and to train the DVV International officers from the participating countries in the techniques and tools of the approach that is currently being implemented in Ethiopia, which is showing positive results and has been commended by their partners.

Participants Asma Jebri and Houssem Bel Hadj (Tunisia) share their impressions and takeaways of the workshop.

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Ibrahim Matovu is an adult educator/facilitator of the Kibisi ‘Obwavu Mpologoma’ Integrated Community Learning for Wealth Creation (ICOLEW) Group. He talks about his work and his motivation.

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