Emma Seith

Horizons shrink as Africa trips go unfilled

Unique programme for Stirling teachers to spread global skills at risk of axe

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It has been described as one of the most fulfilling professional development programmes in Scotland. But organisers of the scheme, which sends teachers to Africa for four weeks, are finding it tough to drum up interest, despite efforts to expand its reach.

Funding pressures and increasing workloads are threatening to reduce opportunities for teachers to work abroad on a project that could benefit classes back home, TESS has been told.

The Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) scheme aims to upskill teachers in Africa, while better equipping Scottish staff to teach global citizenship.

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