Monday, 22 June 2009

Welcome to our visitors from India!

Falguni, Mitali, and Kiran have arrived well here in the UK.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Conference: Global Perspectives on Adult Learning, Barnsley, 3.-5.July

In conjunction with the visit by our project partners from India, a conference is held at Northern College, Barnsley, on 3.-July - 5.July, with the topic "Global Perspectives on Adult Learning".

What is the conference about?

This conference considers the relevance of globalisation and
international development for teaching and learning in the post
compulsory sector. It explores how thinking globally can open up
new possibilities, deepen understanding of our place in the world
and provide better skills for a global economy.

Who is it for?

Educators working in the post compulsory sector, including
HE, FE, voluntary and community and trade union.
Join us for opportunities to:
  • Discuss issues and challenges
  • Share ideas, good practice and resources
  • Foster opportunities for collaborative work
  • Residential or non residential options

Speakers and Workshops include:

Linda McAvan Labour MEP, Yorkshire & Humber, Chair of the European
Parliament Fair Trade Working Group
Dr Jan Eldred Associate Director (International), NIACE
Professor Falguni Bharateeya University of Vallabh Vidyanagar,
Anand, India
WIEGO (Women in Informal Earnings Globalizing and Organizing)
Brian Lewis Pontefract Press
Louise Mycroft Course Leader for University of Huddersfield’s postcompulsory
teacher training programme at Northern College
Good practice forum
... and more

Friday 3 July 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Saturday 4 July 9.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday 5 July 9.30am - 12.30pm

Free parking
Limited childcare places (6 months to 14 years)
Access for people with disabilities
Refreshments and meals included

The participation in this conference is FREE.

For more information email or
telephone 01226 776000

To reserve a place online, visit:

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Visitors from India

In a few weeks, our partners from India will visit the UK, to complement the visit in India which we had undertaken back in November. A set of workshops is planned around Yorkshire rivers, for creating art and writing relevant to those rivers.

These three visitors will be our guests from 22.June until 10.July:
Falguni Bharateeya (Department of English, Nalini Arts College, Vallabh Vidyanagar)
Mitali Baxi (Life Skills trainer)
Kiran Joshi (Assistant teacher, R B Patel High School)

Online Tools

For easier collaboration in this project, a public Google Group has been set up:
This group allows discussions and acts as a repository of ideas.

Furthermore, the Google Calendar of this group is publicly visible here online.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Letter by MP Yvette Cooper

Yorkshire's Finest Environmental Awards 2009

The Climate Change Award Given By The Environmental Agency
The Gujarat Rivers Talk To Yorkshire Rivers Project

Can I thank you and the university for the support you are giving to Brian Lewis and his colleagues and congratulate you all for having the imagination to develop the Rivers Project and to be acknowledged as the winners of the Environmental Agency's Climate Change Award.

Brian Lewis tells me that without the commitment of Dr Rajendrasind Jadeja and his friends/colleagues it would not have developed in such a positive way. As a token of the fact that this is a co-operative venture he intends to pass the trophy onto the university on his next visit.

The Secretary of State for the Environment (Ed Miliband) made the award on a civic occasion but as a result of this joint effort three members of the UK Cabinet knows about the Gujarat Rivers Talk to Yorkshire Rivers Project. Like your organisations we see the battle against climate change is a world wide problem.

The delegation led by Professor Falguni Bharateeya will be made most welcome when she comes to Yorkshire to take part in the Global Perspectives in Adult Learning conference. I hope that I am able to meet them when they visit my constituency.


Yvette Cooper MP