Afri Hedge School 2017: The Right to Food and Shelter

The 2017 Afri Hedge School Conference takes place at ITB on Tuesday November 7th from 9.30 to 3.30 pm in Room A057.

Learning about and resisting the causes of poverty is at the heart of Afri’s work, and the theme for this years Hedge School is “The Right to Food and Shelter” and will feature a blend of Speakers, Workshops, Discussions and Creative Activity.

This is a free event and lunch will be provided.

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The preliminary agenda for the day is as follows:

9.30 Registration & Tea/Coffee on Arrival

10am Failte by Pat O’Connor ITB, Joe Murray Afri

10.15 Opening Piece (Creative Arts Group)

10.30 Speaker from Concern and Christian Aid

10.50 Q&A (chaired by Students from Community & Youth Development Course)

11.15 Short Break

11.30 Workshop

12.00 – 12.20 Creative Arts Group (15 minutes piece)

12.45 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 Action Group Activity (Rapporteurs Action Group)

2.00 Excerpt from Play by Donal O’Kelly

2.30 Questions and Answers (chaired by Students from Rapporteurs Gp)

3.00 Closing Piece (Creative Arts Group)

3.15 Evaluation Forms circulated & collected (Rapporteurs Group)

3.30 Close by Liam McGlynn, Department of Humanities, ITB

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The Pathways to Success event was aimed at students of Business at ITB and featured expert advice from industry professionals on how to proceed into a successful career after college.

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Congratulations to Daire Homan, a fourth year student of Computing at ITB, whose team won the grand prize at the “Blockchain For Good Hackathon” event hosted by Accenture at the weekend.

The team developed an app titled “Block-K9”, which is a blockchain application for verifying micro-chipped dogs identities. The app won the top prize of 8500 Euros and a trip to France to visit Accentures blockchain research lab.

Well done to all involved!