by Mary Boland Watching a blur of vibrant green vegetation whizz past the car window while driving through Manica province in central Mozambique, it’s hard to imagine that malnutrition is a major problem in this fertile part of the world. There seems to be an ample supply of food: cornfields are plentiful; boys stand under […]
If you are interested in applying for the summer 2015 round but would like to find out a little more, a workshop for prospective applicants will take place on Thursday, 16th April 2015 at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Iveagh House, 79 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 from 11am-1pm. Places at the workshop […]
In 1998, the Government of Gambia introduced free primary education for all. As a consequence, the education system is struggling to deal with increased numbers. Teachers face huge challenges in relation to numbers, resources, conditions, and often training. This piece displays the importance of an adequate standard of education for both genders for the future […]
Media professionals are invited to apply for the winter round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund which was announced today. The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was established by Irish Aid to increase public understanding of global development issues. The Fund was established in memory of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers, who was killed in Saudi Arabia […]
Freelance journalist and 2010 Simon Cumbers Media applicant – Markham Nolan – is now in Nairobi to start the first leg of his project. Markham will be documenting his journey for the fund with audioboos, updates on his website and twitter feeds. He will explore a number of themes including ICT development in Kenya, challenges […]
2009 Simon Cumbers Media Fund applicant, Mairéad O’Reilly has an article in today’s Irish Times. Mairéad travelled to Kolkata, India to document the impact microfinancing has had on communities and individuals in the country. To read the article, click here.