Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme for schools run in partnership with the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID). It is designed to help young people learn about global issues and become responsible global citizens, with the skills they need to succeed in a global economy. Working in over 50 countries, it offers school partnerships, professional development courses, school accreditation and opportunities for educators and policy-makers to share best practice with international counterparts.
In Uganda, the programme is building the capacity of teachers, head teachers and policy makers to support them to embed 6 core skills into the curriculum, therefore improving learning outcomes for young people.Core skills, sometimes referred to as deep learning skills or 21st century skills, introduce young people to new ways of working, thinking, and living in a global world. Developing these skills will help young people grow into creative and critical citizens, ready to shape the future for themselves and future generations.
Through the Connecting Classrooms programme, British Council is raising aspirations and supporting young people to live and work in an increasingly globalised world thus contributing to the stability and prosperity of our societies. Managed by the British Council and funded in partnership with UKAid, Connecting Classrooms aims at bringing about long-term systemic change to education systems worldwide.