HIGH FLYERS PARTNERSHIP
Connecting classroom is a British Council Global project that establishes and develops long-term, sustainable partnership between education authorities and schools in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world with a view to creating global citizens through Intercultural dialogue.
1.To develop a positive attitude towards each others countries and cultures based on greater knowledge and the capacity and willingness to engage across cultures, developing the skills necessary for successful intercultural dialogue.
2.To enable young people to develop the skills and create opportunities to become global citizens and act as agents of positive social change.
3. To contribute to education policies that support internationalism and respect the contribution of young people.
The existing partnership is among three countries; Sudan, Kenya and United Kingdom. They are divided in the following clusters
Atbara district cluster
Co-ordinator: Zahir Mahgoub Gasmalla
• Khidmat Secondary School
• Sheik Hamud Secondary School
• Mazad Basic School
Molo District cluster
Co-ordinator; John Gichuri Karuga
• Mary Mount Girls Secondary School
• Molo Boys Secondary School
• St Mary’s Mixed Primary School
Peterborough District cluster
Co-ordinator: Malcom Massey
• Wittering Primary school
• Hampton College
• The Phoenix Special School
i) Letter exchange
The partnership has exchanged about 300
The three clusters have taken videos and are ready for editing and mixing
Mary Mount has designed and sent questionnaires to the other clusters. The research is on litter in our schools. Molo cluster has already filled the questionnaires and we have also received responses from the UK and Sudan. This year, Mary Mount is supposed to analyze the findings and later present.
The other cluster will analyze in the next two years.
The partnership plans visits where teachers and students form a particular cluster visit other clusters to enhance global citizenship through intercultural dialogue.
i.The schools in Molo cluster have already received three digital cameras, three laptops for the head teachers and a camcorder for the whole cluster.
ii.A visit to Molo cluster by the Peterborough cluster (UK) and Atbara cluster (Sudan).Molo cluster received 15 visitors from UK and 2 form Sudan from 19th February to 20th February 2011.Teachers and students from three schools in the Molo cluster.
iii.An internet hub of about 25 computers is established in Mary Mount .It was officially launched on 25th February 2011.