Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Climate Change Project in partnership with other DARE organisation, successful with the EU

In August 2009, the European Commission accepted to fund a large scale development education project Citizenship Foundation is a partner in. The other organisations involved are: Plan UK (lead partner), Partners Bulgaria (which was contacted through the DARE network links), Plan Netherlands and 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 involved 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 project 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.

Ruxandra Ratiu, Citizenship Foundation (UK)