Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) has challenged and empowered 86 Scotland-based educators with an authentic learning experience increasing confidence, resilience and resourcefulness.
GLP, which is managed and majority-funded by The Wood Foundation, includes a four-week placement in Rwanda or Uganda and several interventions pre and post-travel to realise the full development potential it offers.
Georgia Phillips of Stirling took part in the programme in 2017. She
“I became a teacher to give my pupils opportunities to form considered views on how they could positively impact on the world. My time in Rwanda helped to develop my confidence and strengthen my voice and I am aiming to use this to make positive changes in the school setting and within the wider education system.”
GLP works in partnership with ethical local organisations IEE Rwanda and Redearth Education to build the capacity of education professionals within host countries. Through community-based placements, GLP facilitates the sharing of knowledge, ideas and best practice to support improvements in teaching and learning within a local context.