This week is the fifth anniversary of the Co-operation agreement between the governments of Scotland and Malawi, and there will be events around Scotland to recognise the mutual benefits of the relationship.
Link Community Development has celebrated its years of educational work in Malawi, which included more than fifty Scottish teachers making a personal contribution of time and expertise in a Malawi primary school, at a reception in the Scottish Parliament. LCD worked with Learning and Teaching Scotland, and utilised funding from Scottish Government, to part-fund programmes to develop primary education practice in Malawi and Uganda. These ‘Global Teachers’ have made a significant impact in their Scottish schools, as their African experience enables them to model ‘Global Citizenship’ behaviour and encourage their students to act as responsible thoughtful global citizens.
An article in Times Education Supplement Scotland “Malawi co-operation agreement pays off for pupils and teachers” gives some background to developments and speaks to teachers about the gains and the challenges.
A Scottish Government news release describes the success of one of the education programmes supported with Scottish funding, a Teacher Training programme (TESSA) for women in sub-saharan Africa.
The Scotland Malawi Partnership brings together a number of organisations and charities which focus on development activity in the country.