Capacity-building among tutors

Another participant in our mentor programmme writes: I am currently working with Suzie Cahn of Carraig Dúlra in a mentorship role for a project with my 3rd year Civic, Social, Political Education (CSPE) class. I graduated from the Permaculture Design Course run by Suzie in 2010 with Wicklow VEC. Since this time Suzie has mentored me in numerous capacities. Carraig Dúlra’s permaculture education has a global development awareness component. This encouraged me to seek out mentorship when looking for new ways to engage my students on fulfilling the three concepts within the 3rd year CSPE curriculum; ‘Stewardship’ - sustainability, ‘Development’ and ‘Interdependence’ – development education. They use unique positive approaches based on their innovative experience. These learning activities aim to raise awareness and engage students in global issues and sustainability. Their valuable support has allowed me to carry out projects with great integrity and has enabled me to work with my students in a more meaningful and engaging way.
--Kate Minnock CSPE / Art Teacher Colaiste Chill Mhantain