SKIP is a UK student led registered charity which supports child welfare in communities throughout the developing world.

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Exciting News!

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Happy Monday everyone – here’s some exciting news to start off a great week!

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep children involved with our projects safe and advocating for their rights to be upheld within their community, we have been approved as associate members of the Keeping Children Safe network.

Keeping Children Safe is a specialist network of international organisations that have committed to a set of organisational and ethical standards for child protection.

As part of our membership, we will receive tailored advice and support along with the opportunity to share learning with the other organisations within the network. Check out their website for more info: http://www.keepingchildrensafe.org.uk/

Training New Trainers 2017

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We are now recruiting for the Training New Trainers weekends!

This is an interactive two day course to help you become a qualified SKIP trainer. After the weekend course you need to deliver one training session within the next 6 months, which is usually at the next national conference (Spring Big Weekend on the 4th/5th March at Glasgow University), to gain your SKIP trainer status.

You have plenty of opportunity and support to develop your session over the course of the TNT, and there are many other opportunities throughout the year to train. These weekends are a brilliant opportunity to gain confidence and build training skills, and it is a course that has received great feedback from previous participants.

After this the sky is the limit! Your trainer status allows you to train locally, regionally and nationally within SKIP, and potentially with other organisations such as Medsin. It is highly useful in your professional life, and it also helps you stand out on a CV.

Sign up below – deadline for sign ups are on the 16th Feb 2017 and we can only take 12 participants for each.

Southern TNT: 18th and 19th Feb – Cardiff University

Northern TNT: 25th and 26th Feb- Newcastle University

The SKIP Global Award

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The SKIP Global Award gives the opportunity for SKIP members to reflect on an experience that relates to a topic in global health.

Submissions can range from short essays, blogs, a photo or even a piece of artwork. For written pieces, the word limit is 500 words and submissions should be sent to globalaward@skipkids.org.uk.

The winner will be judged by a panel of SKIP members and announced at Spring Big Weekend in Glasgow. All those who submit a piece will receive a certificate, and the top 3 submissions will be published in SKIP’s annual global health newsletter – ‘SKIP Global’. The winning submission will also be published in Medsin’s annual global health magazine – ‘The Advocate’ – which circulates to thousands of students across the UK.

Spring Big Weekend

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We are excited to announce our spring SKIP Big Weekend in Glasgow!

Training, networking, socialising, and a glamorous evening planned for Saturday with a three course dinner, a lively Scottish Ceilidh, the truly exciting Blue Boy Awards, and guest list to Hive, this definitely isn’t to be missed! Anyone can come!

*Buy tickets here!
**And click attending on the Facebook event!
Don’t forget to book transport in advance and remember the travel fund is available too! See you in March!

Webinar by Humanitarian Education Learning Portal

The Humanitarian Education Learning Portal is running a webinar on this Tuesday 20th at 2pm.
The webinar will cover:

  • What is the role of partnerships in providing a high quality education?
  • How can partnerships be a fruitful solution for delivering education?
  • How can we identify and develop impactful and sustainable partnerships for education in emergency and development contexts?
  • What steps can we take to ensure long lasting, effective parterships between keyholders in different sectors?
  • What kind of partnerships should actors in the humanitarian education field pursue?

Join the webinar at the scheduled time here: http://bit.ly/2hP8Y4H and use the password: 27KCPabe

Free Webinar: Paths to Fulfilling Careers in Global Health

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All SKIP members are invited to attend a free webinar hosted by Unite for Sight, entitled “Paths to Fulfilling Careers in Global Health” on Thursday October 27th.

Learn from leading experts about their guidance and advice for a path to a fulfilling career in global health. The webinar will include guidance and advice from five panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the speakers questions. Gain insight about thinking outside of the box, identifying your dream job, and preparing for a successful career in global health.

Webinar Expert Panelists:

  • Jana Zindell,Chief Programs Officer, Ubuntu Education Fund
  • Nitya Kanuri,Data Scientist, Crisis Text Line
  • Natacha Poggio,Founder and Director, Design Global Change; Assistant Professor, Graphic Design, Lamar University
  • Lisa Russell, Emmy-Winning Filmmaker and Global Health Advocate, Governess Films
  • Carter Powers,Chief Operations Officer, Dimagi Inc.
  • Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark,Founder and CEO, Unite For Sight

The live webinar will be recorded, and as long as you register, you will automatically receive a link to the webinar recording when it becomes available. Those who attend live will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panelists.

To register: https://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/oct272016

For access to previous webinars: http://www.uniteforsight.org/webinars

Applications Now Open!

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We would like to announce an exciting opportunity to join the SKIP National Committee for the academic year 2016-7. We have two positions available – National Secretary and National Research and Development Co-ordinator.

Application forms and general details about the roles are attached. The deadline for applications is ***Sunday 23rd October at 9pm***. Please email completed application forms to trustees@skipkids.org.uk.

We will be holding an online vote after the application deadline. If you have any question about what the role or being on National Committee entails, please contact us for a chat.

We look forward to reading some amazing applications 🙂
SKIP Love xxx

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SKIP Autumn Big Weekend 2016

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It’s official – The SKIP Autumn Big Weekend is being hosted in London on 19th-20th November!

The Big Weekend is an excellent event held twice a year which we encourage all SKIP members to attend. A range of training sessions, forums, discussions, workshops, talks and presentations are run on both days, with fun activities arranged for the Saturday night. Big Weekends are a fantastic opportunity for all members of our national charity to meet face to face.

This year we also have the honour of welcoming back a guest speaker, Claire Marie Thomas, who will deliver a talk titled “Why SKIP?”. To find out more about Claire Click Here.

Further details on how to book yourself a place will be coming soon. But for now, book your transport ready for one of the most exciting events in the SKIP calendar!

Freshers Recruitment 2016!

Congratulations to all of our SKIP branches who have run stalls at their Students’ Union Freshers’ and Volunteering Fairs to recruit new members to volunteer on their 2017 projects. We value every member welcomed to SKIP and it is wonderful to see our committees working so hard to seek out dedicated students interested in global health.

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