Link Community Development

Improving the quality of education in Africa

Partners in Development Project

This EU-funded project aimed to develop and sustain strong school partnerships with the dual purpose of raising public awareness of development issues in EU countries and encouraging EU schools to take direct action to support the development of African schools and their communities.  In Malawi, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa the project worked with schools to engage pupils, teachers and school communities in an innovative model of school linking through the development of themed learning activities shared between northern and southern schools and the use of solar-powered IT and internet ‘centres’ to enable more effective school-to-school communications. The programme ended in December 2012.