“Community education is a process of personal and community transformation, empowerment, challenge, social change and collective responsiveness. It is community-led reflecting and valuing the lived experiences of individuals and their community. Through its ethos and holistic approach community education builds the capacity of groups to engage in developing a social teaching and learning process that is creative, participative and needs-based. Community education is grounded on principles of justice, equality and inclusiveness. It differs from general adult education provision due to its political and radical methodologies.” Aontas
IDP aims to offer tailored education and training programmes as identified by individuals and community groups (subject to available funding). IDP staff will also assist groups in developing their own community education courses and offers assistance in submitting funding applications for same.