NEW – Another Brick in the Wall

Another Brick in the Wall

SEPTEMBER 2013

This year African Initiatives will reaffirm its connections with global education through its latest project. Now we want to hear from you if you can help out at a series of upcoming events taking place around Bristol, Bath and Gloucestershire.

Over the course of the coming year African Initiatives will go out on the road again to deliver a series of fun events aimed at promoting global education and AI’s work with partners in Ghana and Tanzania.

The ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ project, which this year benefited from funding from the Big Lottery Fund, will see an AI presence at fayres and fetes, food festivals and music festivals between now and June 2014. At these events we’ll be running a stall to share ideas about global education, cultural awareness, diversity and sustainable development in a fun and lively way.

And this is where we need you…

As part of this project we’re looking for friendly volunteers happy to interact with members of the public at upcoming events. With an interest in international development, Africa, or education, or just with a passion to make an impact in your local community, you’ll be ideally placed to talk about the issues involved.

In return you’ll gain new transferable skills, including event management, and thanks to the flexible structure of the project you’ll be able to really use your own creativity to help us deliver ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ in the most innovative and memorable ways possible.

You must be able to commit to one training session and you must also be prepared to use these new skills at a minimum of one local community event or festival. You’ll work with another volunteer at events, using resources provided by African Initiatives.

If you’re interested in finding out more contact Holly through holly@african-initiatives.org.uk .

Free Teacher’s Resource Published

Global Education Initiatives is delighted to announce another new resource to help educators get back into the teaching groove this Autumn.

Explore the World Together has been put together by teachers for teachers. Exploring the 8 key concepts of Global Citizenship, Diversity, Values and Perceptions, Sustainable Development, Conflict Resolution, Interdependence, Social Justice and Human Rights the booklet uses examples of recent issues such as the independence of Southern Sudan and the Arab Spring to kick-start global learning in the classroom with fun and interactive activities.

Available as a free download here, Explore the World Together, is also available in hard copy form.

Please contact info@globaleducationinitiatives.org.uk if you would like one.

 

Key Stage 2 Resource Published

City, Town and Country: Our 21st Century Communities has been developed in partnership with CADE (Cornwall Development Education Centre) and 4 primary schools in Bristol and Cornwall. Together we have produced a CD full of activity plans and examples of work you can use with your students to explore rural and urban communities- their similarities and their differences.

Split into three thematic sections: Who We Are, The People We Know and The Places We Know, this resource guides classes through some of the key questions surrounding our communities. A variety of cross-curricular and interactive tasks will interest and engage learners, whether used as part of a unit of work or as discrete lessons.

Whilst the schools and the communities featured are based in the South West England, the activities are also very useful in the context of links with partner schools in other countries, where partner classes can do the same activities to develop a better understanding of each other.

We have had 1000 published and are distributing them free of charge.

If you would like a copy, please contact Val Bishop val@african-initiatives.org.uk