The International Development Society is an independent student society at the University of York. We have four principal aims:
SOCIAL: To bring people with an interest in International Development together
AWARENESS & EXCHANGE: To promote the understanding of development – related issues through the exchange of ideas/info and awareness raising. To this end we hold regular discussion evenings, panel debates, guest speakers, film nights, etc.
CAMPAIGNS: To give students a platform to take a stand on development – related issues
CAREERS & VOLUNTEERING: To facilitate the exchange of information and support among students regarding volunteering opportunities, internships and job prospects in any international development – related field
If you're around in York over the holidays, you might be interested to know that YOWLA (York One World Linking Association) are holding a Focus on Uganda event on Thursday 31st March from 7.30pm.
MARILYN CRAWSHAW, who leads the group in York which raises awareness about and funds for TASO-Uganda, (The Aids Support Organisation), arranged for some of her post graduate Social Work students from York University to spend time on placement in Uganda earlier this year. They will be recounting their experiences, which will have been vivid, varied, and profound, in the sense that the phrase "life changing" sums up.
PRUE CHAMBERLAYNE, a member of UKOWLA, (UK One World Linking Association) will be talking and showing pictures about Kenaama, an interactive community project in Uganda which she, her husband and her son set up, 3 years ago, in memory of her son's father, a Ugandan doctor who, sadly, had been murdered in Kampala. Kenaama has taken off, thanks to the enthusiasm of its initiators, and is now a thriving community Link, at both the Uganda and the London end.
The event is free, and taking place at Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.