April 2014 in St James's Park London: a delegation from Mitoto Primary School in Kenya visits Chanctonbury Ring Woodcraft Folk District
April 2014 at the Eco-Lodge at Lodge Hill activity centre: a delegation from Mitoto Primary School in Kenya visits Chanctonbury Ring Woodcraft Folk District
April 2014: a delegation from Mitoto Primary School in Kenya visits Chanctonbury Ring Woodcraft Folk District
April 2014: a delegation from Mitoto Primary School in Kenya visits Chanctonbury Ring Woodcraft Folk District
April 2014: a delegation from Mitoto Primary School in Kenya visits Chanctonbury Ring Woodcraft Folk District

CooperACTION conference - Manchester - August 2013

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The CooperACTION project of IFM aims to promote the co-operative model of enterprise to young people at risk of unemployment through education, exchange and practical experience of setting up co-operative enterprises in 11 local communities.

Objectives
• To educate young people about co-operatives as a positive alternative form of enterprise
• To raise awareness of Fair Trade and its benefits to communities
• To develop youth cooperative projects in 11 local communities across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America
• To share experiences, challenges and successes between young co-operators around the world
• To encourage and support partnerships between young people and local producers
• To offer an alternative future perspective to young unemployed people and those at risk of unemployment

Local teams from partner organisations gathered at a the CooperACTION event in Manchester in August 2013 to share their ideas for co-operative enterprises, discuss how co-operation and democratic forms of business can reduce inequality and learn how to develop and implement their business plans.

Delegates were invited to the event from across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. A number of those delegates required visas to enter the UK. It is good to be able to report that visitors from India, Cameroon and Senegal all received visas and attended the event. A number of other applicants were, unfortunately, unsuccessful.

For more information on the CooperACTION project, take a look at the attached document.

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