Heydi FosterAn Cosán

Organisation Name: An Cosán

Member Name: Heydi Foster

Description of Work in DE

For more than thirty years, An Cosán, Tallaght and its Virtual Community College has delivered lifelong learning from early years to adulthood in communities that struggle with injustice and inequality. The VCC provides over 1000 adult community education learner places in communities nationwide annually through accredited and CPD programmes. Provision spans the NFQ, through access education, further education to level 7 higher education degrees. The SDGs were used as a framework for our latest strategic plan as we work to support the targets. An Cosán VCC Strategic Plan 2018-2021: • an inclusive agenda….tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and the planet committed to offering quality education as a fundamental human right for all who live in our society • our programmes facilitate learner engagement with relevant issues of diversity, anti-racism, and community leadership Our global citizenship education, gender equality and human rights education and our Social Enterprise development all use empowerment based pedagogical approaches that encourage independent, critical thinking, and support our learners, many of whom have experienced inequality, and injustice to explore their lives in the context of the wider unequal world in which we live.

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