Connecting Classrooms - School Partnerships

Connecting Classrooms (CC) is a global education program which offers funding and resources for school partnerships, and the opportunity to share best practices with colleagues in the UK and more than 50 countries throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas.
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Year launched: 
2006
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CEI Plus Status

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Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting
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British Council
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State/Province: 
Lagos, FCT, Kano, Rivers, Edo, Jigawa, & Imo states
City: 
Lagos,FCT, Kano, Port-Harcourt
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Connecting Classrooms is a global education program run in partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID/UKAid) that helps young students learn about global issues. It connects students and teachers with peers in the UK and 50 other countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Through the Connecting Classrooms School Partnerships which began in 2006, students have the opportunity to carry out joint curriculum projects, developing skills in teamwork, critical thinking, and acquiring a global outlook. "Schools Online" provide a web space and online support for schools to link with other schools from across the world and undertake 1-year long equitable partnership with other schools, which involve exchange visits. The goal of the program is to increase students' engagement in their learning about curriculum subjects and other societies, thereby becoming more productive global citizens.

The goal of CC School Partnerships is to introduce global issues into local curricula through school linking and the opportunity for teachers and students to learn about other countries and cultures. It works with over 160 primary and secondary schools across Nigeria - including both public and private institutions - with an aim to build capacity of and provide support to teachers and school administrators.  The initiative thereby contributes to improving the quality of education in Nigeria, equipping students for career advancement and facilitating responsible citizenship. Schools involved in partnerships stand the opportunity to benefit from available British Council travel and competition grants.

Connecting Classrooms - School Partnerships is part of several initiatives developed by the British Council to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Nigeria. To learn more about British Council's other programs, visit the CEI profile pages for Connecting Classrooms - Professional Development School Leadership Mentoring Program and Badiliko Digital Hubs.