News & Articles

SILC: A Source of Financial Stability for the ZYCALA Youth

ZYCALA-SILC-Article-Image-1

Since the introduction of the Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) activity. ZYCALA (Zambia Youth for Conservation, Agriculture and Livelihood Action) has seen a tremendous improvement in the livelihoods of the youths and the communities at large. Today ZYCALA has saved a cumulative total of K180,000 through SILC. In the furthest distances SILC has been seen to be an alternative for the financial sector for those who do not have access to banks in their communities.


Read more…

How the ZYCALA project in Zambia has helped Brian to provide for him and his family

Brians-Story-News-Preview-1200-x-675-px

In times of climate change and erratic rainfall, ZYCALA aims to improve the livelihoods of people and ensure food security through organic agriculture. In essence, many youths have been empowered through training in sustainable organic agriculture practices and this has positioned them to have both access to the food they produce through the project and ways to utilise it.

Many farmers in Zambia often experience poor planting and harvest seasons. In the recent past, we have experienced a to…

Read more…

Courage Girls for Courageous Frontline Workers

COURAGE_CHOCO2020_COVID19_SM_FB_TW_IN_1280X720

Courage Chocolate handmade herbal flavoured chocolates connecting young migrants in Sicily and courageous NHS frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 in Edinburgh.

Solidarity is a core value guiding the young migrants of Courage Chocolate who arrived in Sicily to find work and begin a new life away from the impact of climate, poverty and war. Courage Chocolate is an outcome of the Youthful Herbal Chocolate project, led by Gaia Education, the migrant welcome centre Passwork, and the social coope…

Read more…

Gaia Education and Plattform Footprint work on SDGs and Ecological Footprint with Austrian Youth supported by Sinnbildungsstiftung

youth-Glocalisers-Video-Preview-1200-x-675-705x397

To support Austrian students to become ‘Glocalisers’, Gaia Education, in collaboration with our local partner organisation in Austria, Plattform Footprint, has developed a youth-focused training package, which blends Plattform Footprint’s work on Ecological Footprint in schools with Gaia Education’s cutting edge curricula and participatory methodology for sustainable development.

The project includes the adaptation of the SDG Training for Multipliers for young people, including the translatio…

Read more…

Youth Glocalisers for Change – global, local, ecological!

Youth-Glocalisers-1200-x-675-705x397

Vision:

Youth Glocalisers for Change training programme holds the vision of an informed, empowered, imaginative, actively engaged and interconnected generation of Youth Glocalisers, able and willing to adapt lifestyles and consumer behaviors to live within planetary boundaries while achieving the SDGs by 2030.

Dieses Projekt wurde von der Sinnbildungsstiftung unterstützt.
This project was supported by the Sinnbildungsstiftung.


It’s 3:23 in the morning
and I’m awake
because my great…

Read more…

Award-winning Courage Chocolate with special editions for Valentine’s Day

COURAGE_CHOCO2020_ST_VALENT_CAMP_SM_FB_TW_IN_POST02_1280X720

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and award-winning Courage Chocolate has developed and worked on this year’s special editions of handmade chocolate with herbs ready for your loved ones.

In 2019 Courage Chocolate was awarded the TuttoFood Milano Prize in 2019 and the specially made chocolates were sold out during LUSH Manchester Festival, attracting great interest from the engaged LUSH public, eager to know where to source more.

Courage Chocolate and Sicilian social cooperative partner…

Read more…

New report showcases Scottish links to over 100 countries

2
Scotland’s International Development Alliance publishes a new report that maps its members’ contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals across the globe.

At the start of December 2019, Scotland’s International Development Alliance (the Alliance) published its new report ‘Working towards the Global Goals’, providing detailed insight into its members’ contributions to sustainable development across the world.

The new report – published only a month before the world enters the ‘decade of…

Read more…

Youth Glocalisers for Change – Global, Local, Ecological

3

In March 2019 Gaia Education in collaboration with our local partner organisation in Austria, Plattform Footprint, was awarded project funding to develop a leading-edge sustainability education program for schools in Austria.

To support Austrian students to become ‘glocalisers’, we have developed a youth-focused training package, which blends Plattform Footprint’s work on Ecological Footprint in schools with Gaia Education’s cutting edge curricula and participatory methodology for sustainab…

Read more…

EU Erasmus+ BLAST Project Launches

4

The train to Cloughjordan from Dublin, Ireland, departs twice a day, and the project team working on the BLended Adult Learning for the Social-ecological Transition (BLAST) Erasmus+ project may have easily made up half of the people on the train. That is to say, Cloughjordan is a beautiful, and remote, quaint little town in the heartland of the Republic. With a population of around 500, and about 100 permanently based at the Cloughjordan Ecovillage, this was a great base for deep learning an…

Read more…

Sobata – A Dream of Becoming a Thriving Ecovillage Community

5

Sobata is a traditional village of 500 people, in Guinea/West Africa.
They have no running water or electricity, and it rains only 3 months of the year.
The people of Sobata dream about becoming a thriving Ecovillage community that can inspire and empower others to unlock their regenerative power.

To make this dream come true, they are looking for support to join an Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) course in The Gambia. The EDE, powered by Gaia Education and GEN offers knowledge and …

Read more…