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    #youngteachers “Join the world of teaching! It’s worth it.”, by Anette Sandvaer (UEN, Norway).

    Photo: Genti Shkullaku / World Bank

    Get ready. This is going to be a feel-good story about why you should go out into the world and teach. Also, hopefully it will inspire you to become an active unionist. And if you have left teaching, I will try to convince you to come back to the magical world of educating humankind.

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    #youngteachers “Making education a choice career for young Ghanaians”, by Samuel Rainer Donkor (TEWU, Ghana).

    Photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank

    After completing university with good grades, I had the chance to do the national service: a one-year mandatory service for Ghanaian students who graduate from accredited tertiary institutions which aims at tackling brain-drain and unemployment hence ensuring that various key sectors are adequately resourced. I did it at the Ama...

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    #youngteachers “I owe my union activism to my students”, by Anthony Dowling (TUI, Ireland).

    Photo: Markus Spiske/Unsplash

    If you are passing through Glasnevin Cemetery on the outskirts of Dublin City Centre, you may come across the noticeable yet simple gravestone of James Larkin. Engraved on it is ‘James Larkin 1876-1947, The Labour Leader’. Larkin’s Gravestone may be simple but the legacy he left behind is much more profound.

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