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The BASE - What we do The model of youth work that underpins the youth work programme is based upon the Personal Development and Critical Social Education Models progressing to include elements of the Radical Social Change Model, as outlined by Louise Hurley and David Tracey, Models of Youth Work, A Sociological Framework, Irish Youth Press, 1993. • Education for Life Programmes • Recreational Provision • Social/Political Awareness • Vocational Training • Arts/Creativity The process involved includes: • Youth Workers acting as confidantes / counsellors' • Development of relationship with young people to take part in all aspects of the programme structures • Group processes and group work values guide the operations of practice • Young people are respected as equals by adult volunteers • Relationship created supports personal learning and development

What is NIMAS? NIMAS is a technical standard used by publishers to produce source files (in XML) that may be used to develop multiple specialized formats (such as Braille or audio books) for students with print disabilities. The source files are prepared using eXtensible Mark-up Language (XML) to mark up the structure of the original content and provide a means for presenting the content in a variety of ways and styles. For example, once a NIMAS fileset has been produced, the XML and image source files may be used not only for printed materials, but also to create Braille, large print, HTML, DAISY talking books using human voice or text-to-speech, audio files derived from text-to-speech transformations, and more. The separation of content from presentation is an important feature of the NIMAS approach. In most cases, a human will need to enhance the source files to provide additional features needed by diverse learners.

National Youth Council of Ireland NYCI endorses all the values and principles enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the principles enshrined in the UN Declaration on Human Rights, the principles underpinning the Children Act 2001 and the Equal Status Act 2000. NYCI's work is based on the core values of equity volunteerism, pro-activity, interdependence, quality and representation. Its work is also young person-centred, whereby NYCI believes that all young people are citizens in their own right and are of equal value. NYCI commits to continually and actively appraising our work alongside our core values and principles. 1. Young Person-Centred

National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials Indecon report: €1 invested in youth work saves €2.22 in the long run November 15, 2012 - 10:45am Ireland: 4th highest number of NEETS in EU - Assessment of the Economic Value of Youth Work launched - Investing in youth work makes economic sense.