A journey to discover the people who change our world.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Making it to the walls...

One of my images (far right) hanging the recently opened Irish Aid volunteering and information centre on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

The centre is an information hub for those who want to find out more about the work of Irish Aid (the Irish government’s official Overseas Development Assistance programme) and volunteering locally or internationally.It also hosts school visits and runs workshops on international development issues. A temporary exhibition space houses photos and displays from the Irish NGO sector, and the main meeting room can be used by organisations in the sector for seminars and events.

The centre is only open a few months, so is still finding its feet, but has had good beginnings.

For more information or to book a school visit see:

(Disclaimer with this posting: I happen also to work there two days a week as a facilitator).

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Suas Extraordinary Lives Series: Annual Lecture

The annual Suas Extraordinary Lives lecture will take place tomorrow evening (Tues 29th April), in Trinity College. Kick off 7.30pm
This year’s theme is ‘Leading Social Innovators’, and guest speaker includes none other than the fantastically inspiring Tara Cunningham, founder of Release Speech Therapy, who I interviewed way back at the beginning of my own journey for the book. Tara has since become the second SEI/ Ashoka fellow, and is now replicating the successful Release model to other locations around Ireland.

Other speakers will be:

John Healy, current Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Non Profit Management at Trinity, and former CEO and President of The Atlantic Philanthropies

Colm O'Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International – Irish Section, and founder and former director of One in Four

More information about the event can be found on www.suas.ie.
If you happen to be in Dublin and can pop in, it promises to be a wonderful evening. Hopefully see you there!