Citizenship Foundation has been informed on Friday, 14 August that the European Commission accepted to fund a large scale development education project we are a partner in. The other organisations involved are: Plan UK (lead partner), Partners Bulgaria, Plan Netherlands and other three Plan offices in Africa: Senegal, Kenya and Malawi.
The project will focus on raising awareness on climate change issues by linking schools in all the countries invovled via a website platform. The students will learn from a series of resources on climate change, developed by Plan UK and updated by the Citizenship Foundation and will also receive training on running active citizenship campaigns (based on Citizenship Foundation’s Youth Act model) in their countries. The proejct is to start in January 2010 and will run for three years. Citizenship Foundation will employ a project officer to work on recruiting schools in the UK and supporting the teachers throughout the project.
These are exciting times for the development of international work at Citizenship Foundation! Watch this space for more updates!