YPI Scotland

Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) is supporting its partner RedEarth Education (REE) to deliver lesson ideas and professional learning through the Ugandan radio network.

Teachers from across Scotland will work in virtual pairs to deliver primary-level activities to keep young people in the country engaged in education from home.

Stewart Clelland was due to be part of the GLP 2020 cohort. He said:

“’It has been incredibly rewarding to know that I can still reach out and help. When we speak of a more sustainable world, we mean in the societal, as well as the environmental sense. By taking part, I am helping enable and support Ugandan learners, educators, schools, and their wider communities to build a socially-just, sustainable and equitable society.

“For me, as an RMPS teacher, this is paramount – regardless of the challenges Covid-19 presents. Learning for Sustainability (LfS) is all about making connections – between different people and their environments. Despite the challenges, I hope that my continued involvement in this project will do just that. and help better prepare me for how this will all be possible in an increasingly uncertain future.”

The lesson plans will be developed by REE’s team of teacher trainers in Uganda will record the sessions.

Lynne Pritchard of REE, said:

“We value our partnership with GLP. To be part of the Ugandan response to Covid-19 from the living rooms of Scotland is rather incredible and we hugely appreciate the professionalism, ideas and innovation from the network which will directly support children continue their education.”

The 17 practitioners are a mix of alumni who have undertaken the programme and those who were meant to be on their placement this year.

Georgea Hughes, Programme Manager at The Wood Foundation, said:

“Unfortunately we have had to cancel this year’s GLP placement due to the ongoing pandemic. Our commitment to our network and partners remains and we are delighted that we are now in a position to be offering this important, sustainable support to Ugandan communities.

“This is a meaningful professional learning opportunity for our practitioners here in Scotland to work collaboratively and creatively.”

To find out more about GLP, visit www.glpscotland.org.uk.