11 Denny Street
- International/Cultural relations
Kerry Action for Development Education (KADE)
KADE exists to promote DE in County Kerry among formal and non-formal education sector and community development and related organisations, in co-operation with agencies and other organisations. KADE works towards a civil society where basic needs are met, people are empowered, there is equity in the management of resources, intercultural understanding and respect for human rights at a local and global level.
KADE exists to create, through education, an understanding of development issues relating to world poverty. We wish to promote, in particular, the concept that every citizen of Ireland is also a global citizen with a responsibility to help the people of less developed countries to achieve their potential. We seek, as part of this educational task, to spread a greater understanding and support for the measures necessary to achieve the 8 millennium development goals set by the United Nations.
Strategic Aim: KADE aims to focus on the Millennium Development Goals, and to strengthen the capacity of KADE to act as a local DE focal point through the operation of a resource centre in Tralee and the provision of outreach training services in the County, and to intensify and amplify the impact of national bodies and increase the linkages of local interests to the national (and international) organisations and actions.
Build capacity and promote use and mainstreaming of DE among the target groups.
operate a resource centre and disseminate information
operate projects and research into models of good practice
provide training in the identified needs of the target groups, KADE Board and staff
produce good quality resource material related to project actions
implement a planning and ongoing evaluation process that will monitor performance, maintain relevant structures and strategically progress the work of KADE
KADE operational plan is divided into three projects:
1. Operate DE Centre and Resource Library
Provide access to the centre for resources and information on DE. Provide access to resources online through the KADE website.
Provide access to IT facility
Enhance links with other libraries
Display Irish Aid and NGO materials
2. Build Capacity
Provide training on DE and DE resources to Kerry teachers through in service training. Facilitate networking of schools.
Deliver outreach to CSPE and LCA classes
Promote DE and DE resources within the community development sector
Develop links with ITT (Institute of Technology Tralee) and Kerry Education Service (KES)
3. Public Relations and Community Events
PR through the KADE website, circulation of newsletters, media coverage and networking with other agencies.
Promote DE throughout the County
Circulate materials of other NGO campaigns
Develop and promote community events locally which promote global development issues
See also a ‘YouTube’ documentary recently done on KADE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Rqw1PcjCk