Connect your classroom to the UK
Connecting Classrooms is an international school partnership programme, managed by the British Council and jointly funded with the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). The programme runs in over 50 countries.
Connecting Classrooms is just one of the British Council’s many active projects, helping to enhance the quality of education in Uganda by providing international school partnerships, professional development for teachers and school leaders, and ICT and policy dialogue and training.
The training is exciting, energising, motivative and leads to sharing of experience with other schools and different approaches to challenges. – Elyetu Joseph, St.John Bosco SS, Dokolo
By partnering local Ugandan schools with international schools, teachers and students in both institutions are able to use available online resources, while learning more about other cultures and broadening cultural relations. Students develop their online and English knowledge, while teachers and school leaders have access to an international network of resources, skills and sharing of new teaching methods.
How does it work?
Connecting Classrooms is designed to help young people learn about international topics, enabling them to become well-informed and responsible global citizens. The programme facilitates partnerships between schools in the UK and other countries, providing educational benefits for young people around the world. Having a good grasp of global issues and development is an important part of a young person’s education as it supports them to develop into a well-rounded adult with a global perspective.
I learnt new leadership skills which have enriched what I already had. – Okeng Salmon-Fatima, Aloi Comprehensive Girls School.