Many greetings from Finland, I am new neighbour here, I just look at oraund and try find out if I could help you.
Warm regards from Ildikó :-)
I don't think that the chat works. I tried to invite you a several times.... But maybee you can tell me som more about the project. How could I help? I feel strongly for the children and youth in Kenya. I have been really near to Kajulu in Februari, I visited Kisumu.
I would like to know more about the situation yuo have in Kajulu.
Greetings from Ildiko
What funding for school partnerships is available?
www.dfid.gov.uk/funding/globalschools.asp The DFID Global School Partnerships programme has a grants programme that provides schools with the opportunity to develop their partnerships through reciprocal visits and curriculum development activity.
The British Council manages a range of programmes that will help you and your partner school to develop a lasting and successful relationship.
How can we develop a partnership and build a global dimension into our curriculum?
Global Dimension is a DFID funded on-line guide
to teaching resources - books, videos, posters and websites. From climate change to poverty, water to fair trade, you can find resources for all age groups and subjects. Follow the link to the 'Global Dimension Community' to find your nearest Development Education Centre, learn about professional development opportunities, read ideas and lesson plans from other teachers, learn more about school linking and find groups that offer speaker services.
There are a number of options to help you find a suitable partner school, or additional support and funding if you are already involved in an established partnership. These contacts provide a starting point for you to begin to explore.
How can we find a partner school? www.dfid.gov.uk/funding/globalschools.asp
DFID Global School Partnerships promotes partnerships between schools in the UK and schools
in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. The programme provides advice and guidance, professional development opportunities and grants to schools that are using partnerships as a way of. developing a global dimension to their curriculum.
The Global Gateway include~ a database of schools interested in establishing school partnerships. You can also register a profile of your school on this site, so that other schools can search for your details.
Will help you find out if other schools in your
area already have a partner school or to find out
more about other organisations involved in school partnerships.
www.dfid.gov.uk/pubs/files/dev-global-dim.pdf Developing the Global Dimension in the School Curriculum - this key publication will help place
the school curriculum within a broader, global context, and shows how all subjects can incorporate a global dimension.
A Good Practice Guide to Whole School linking
(£2500) This publication is the result of a school linking project carried out by MUNDI Development Education Centre in Nottingham. Funded by DFID, it contains practical suggestions of issues to consider and of educational uses to made from international school partnerships.
Building Understanding through links for Development and the UK One World linking Association offer general information about involving the community in your school partnership and a comprehensive Toolkit.
The Development Education Association is a national network of around 250 member organisations that share a commitment to development education and may prove useful in your search.
UNESCO Associated Schools Project. Ideas and support for theme based school linking on sustainable development, intercultural learning, peace, human rights and democracy, world concerns and the role of the UN.
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Dear Ken/ IIdiko,
Thanks for your support (enquiries; offering important links; etc). Sorry that neither Timothy nor I, had a chance to view the Chat Invitation. However, we have mobilized and have had Three Plenary Meetings with the first 20 youth to be trained in handicraft (10) and Motor Vehicle Mechanics (10). These are Vocational Enterprises. Most of these youth have been involved in criminal activities with some orf them being former convicts.
We have drawn the initial Project Budgetary Requirement Analysis segmented into phases for easy funding managibility. We will post this shortly.
Peace and All Good,
John Mark. :-)
I`m glad to read that you are interestted in joining us in Kajulu. I wrote a short welcome message way back to you with joy since you were the first neighbour in KAjulu after the launch of the new website.Hope you enjoyed your stay in Kisumu. The project is about providing vocational skills training to youth in the area. For a atart, they are to be trained in Motorvehicle mechanics and handicraft. As it already is, work has been done on the ground to secure locations for that and the first batch of youth has been identified. Work within the community itself has been done and we now need materials/ resources that can enable the project to proceed. You can help us by searching for organizations that can fund so as to succeed in this youth led initiative.Your help in passing on information that we can use will also be helpfull. All it takes will be your valuable time and we, together can turn a situation around. We can give these boys and girls a future with the little we can afford to do.
Please, for anymore information, I willl be glad to give more details.
Thanks very much
Thanks so much for the many links you passed on. They are certainly very important in our endeavors. With this kind of effort, a alot can be done.
I will surf through each one of them and see what I can get out.
Thanks very much and have a good one.
I understood that a lot of work have been already done by the community. Do you have som business plan or some shared dokument?
Who will be the owner of the vocation training centre? The community? (CBO) or do you have some plans to register an NGO?
Many greetings from Ildikó :lol:
Thanks for the interest you have in this project. Firstly, I would like to apologise for not being able to work on the project.I have been down with malaria for some time but now okay.
The organization is a youth-led initiative and is registered with the relevant authorities. There is already a lot happening on the ground and the community own this initiative.
We have a business plan that am to send you shortly. In case you need further information about anything, please, let me know.
We all will be very glad to share ideas as to how we can move the project forward. Together , we can make a difference.
Thanks very much,
I will get back to you with more information about the progress on the plan.
Thanks very much.
I am the Facilitator of Kajulu and I was happy to see you are interested in becoming working with us. Welcome and hope we can achieve something together by sharing ideas.
I would like to let neighbours know that I recieved some good information from a neighbour in Italy. Mary sent in information about an organization called Tools For Solidarity that can provide us with some tools for the veocational program in Kajulu.
Please read thorugh the attached document.
Would anybody like to contribute to the information I sent in?
Your time on this project matters a lot. If no one could access it, then I can post it again for you.
We should now be able to work on this as best as we can but lets keep contributing and asking questions.
Lets share ideas and information so as to help out the youth of Kajulu and the communinity as a whole.
The village has been quiet of late as you all can realize. Can we try to get together and share ideas so as to get results here?
For a start, we need resources form donor organizations. Mary in Italy sent a very good contact that I posted.The organization is called Tools For Solidarity in Ireland. I have provided some information in the attached document.
Lets start by devising means of soliciting for resources from donors that we need for the success of this project.
You can help us here by identifying more of them that we can partner with.
I look forward to sharing with you all.
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