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Educating Towards Sustainability: Connecting to Self, Others and Nature

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Offered by our colleagues in Ireland, this presentation is part of the Camphill Initiatives for Social Ecology 2022 webinar series ‘Living a Connected Life, Freedom from Exclusion.’ The event is free, but registration is required!

More information from the organizers:

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“The overarching theme for the symposium is Living a Connected Life. Through this theme, we will explore inclusion, self-advocacy, community building, care and support, inclusive research, meaningful work, active citizenship, belonging and friendship- all beyond the context of service provision.

We have invited speakers connected to the international Camphill movement and thinkers, doers and activists from Ireland and overseas whose work and lived experience provide a broader picture and context for Camphill’s vision of social renewal as it diversifies in the 21st Century.

We aim to capture the collective insights and use them as a platform for launching new initiatives to help build more connected and inclusive lives for people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland.”




Each webinar will last two hours, with a key-note speaker followed by interactive break out-groups.


Connected lives, what are the ingredients for connectedness and fulfilment? The international perspective.

An image of Ha Vinh Tho gesturing with his hand while speaking, wearing a brown blazer
Ha Vinh Tho

Dr Ha Vinh Tho is the former Programme Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre (GNHCB), Bhutan, and Co-Founder of Eurasia Foundation, Vietnam. He is an international speaker on Gross National Happiness (GNH), happiness and well-being, and moving beyond GDP. Ha Vinh is the founder and chairman of Eurasia Foundation, a humanitarian NGO developing educational programmes for children and young people with disabilities and ecological projects in Vietnam. He is a co-founder of the Peaceful Bamboo Family, the first Camphill Community in Vietnam: a community and vocational training centre for young people with disabilities that is also pioneering biodynamic agriculture. He was the head of training, learning and development at the International Committee of the Red Cross. He has trained humanitarian professionals working in war zones and emergency response in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.


March 23
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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