Global Education Opportunities

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Application for primary and secondary teachers in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire schools to take part in a programme that helps to enhance the delivery of global citizenship education within Scottish schools is now open.

Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) - run by The Wood Foundation – is an 18-month experience with a four week trip during the school summer holidays to Rwanda.

The in-country experience aims to give the teachers hands-on knowledge and context to teach their pupils about their responsibilities to each other, the world, and life in a global multicultural society.

Application is open to teachers of all subjects, and all ages – though they must have worked for a minimum of one year as a fully accredited teacher.

2016 will be the fourth year of the programme and it is hoped that through exposure to life in East Africa, the teachers learn about how other people live, work and learn, while living, working and learning with them.

The experience aims to enhance the Rwandan teachers at the same time as giving context to the teaching of global citizenship within Scottish schools. If you are interested, please email info@thewoodfoundation.org.uk to request an application pack.

The deadline for applications is Friday, December 4.

The Wood Foundation (TWF) is a proactive venture philanthropy funder, focusing on creating economic activity to help people help themselves, providing business development and capacity support, in addition to funding. It was established in March 2007 by Sir Ian Wood and his immediate family, and since retiring from Wood Group in 2012 Sir Ian has been actively involved in the delivery of TWF programmes, contributing over £130million in the last five years.

To find out more about the work that the organisation does then visit their website www.thewoodfoundation.org.uk.