Three of the 2011 WISE Awards winning projects have been featured in Learning World.
Listen to these inspiring stories and encounter some of the people who put these models into practice.
The first one features School-Business Partnerships, a project that aims to build a bridge between business and government schools in Morocco. Through a “school-adoption” scheme the business sector helps improve the quality of education not only through funding but by offering their management expertise and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit.
We meet Fatima Kadiri, the Executive Director of Al Jisr, who tells us about the partnerships that the NGO sets up between private companies and state schools in Morocco. She also tells us that for the first time a former student signed a three-year sponsorship deal between his own company and his former school, Idriss 2, making it possible to reconstruct the entire premises.
In this episode we also visit a school near London which has been adopting Creative Partnerships programs for the past nine years. The British initiative, a 2011 WISE Awards Winner, seeks to encourage young people to make the most of their creativity by bringing together students and professionals working in fields such as theater, dance, cooking and landscape design.
Listen to Jacqueline Laver, head master of Priory School, who described the impact the programs have had on the children. Paul Collard, the project holder of Creative Partnerships, talks about the importance of acquiring 21st-century skills to increase the children’s chance of future employability.
Lastly, we discover how Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) aims to improve teaching techniques in Ghana to enhance the quality of education in the region. Through its online database, teachers can access educational content in four different languages and share experiences with other teachers across Sub-Saharan Africa.
View the videos above and discover the innovative models of these three WISE Awards winning projects.