LYCS is a community development project based in Dublin’s North East Inner City. One of the ways that LYCS seeks to empower local people to play a part in transforming their communities is through ‘Development Education’. This form of interactive education involves exploring issues relevant to the community (e.g. drugs, food, inequality, housing) from local and global perspectives. Essentially, Development Education is about linking the local to the global, and empowering people to become active players in our increasingly globalised and unequal world.
Currently LYCS Development Education provide opportunities for local people and community workers/activists from all over Ireland to engage in the issues that matter in their lives. We run events for local people living around the north east inner city of Dublin, such as QQI Level 4 Global Development course, World Cafe dialogue events, Fair Trade coffee mornings, Intercultural cookery, International women’s day events and more. We also train leaders, educators and activists all over the country to engage with their participants and community members around issues of importance such as sustainability (food & waste), global citizenship, globalisation and inequality, women’s issues and more.
If you are interested in hosting us to run a workshop in your organisation please contact us