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North-South Connection: Partnership for a more just world between European and African schools
Issue #3   What we did during May 2014

Dear Friend of the World,
More news, events, and resources, in the third issue of the Bulgaria-Ghana schools connect newsletter, part of the Global Schools Connect project. Send your comments and ideas for news @ Nadezhda and the project team

News


Global Schools Connect Facebook

School Projects

Teachers from Ghana will be visiting Bulgaria to exchange experience with partnering teachers from 14-21 June.

Schools in Ghana and Bulgaria are moving on with their second joint projects. Explore photos, videos, presentations, reports and more:

La Presby and 22SOU @ blog   - Global conflict
Holy Trinity and 18SOU @ blog - Education
Salem SHS and Romain Rolland @ Facebook - Poverty
OSU presby and 2SOU @ Bulgaria-Ghana Schools Connect Facebook group - Health

Salem SHS Facebook

Overcoming Poverty,
Salem SHS and Romain Rolland

The two schools have been working on the topic of poverty and ways to tackle the causes. A photo report on situation in Ghana is available here . The students found that education is crucial to braking the cycle of poverty.

Find out more at ppt 1 , ppt 2, ppt 3, ppt 4,

T-shirt game

The price of one T-shirt,
Game about fair trade 2 SOU

In 2 SOU, volunteers from the Bulgarian Platform for International Development conducted an interactive and informative game about fairness in the process of clothing production. The class split in groups had to determine what part of the t-shirt price would each stage of the production process receive. Photos @ Picasa

More about fair trade @ FairTrade.net

Calendar


Africa Day

Africa Day, 25 May

On 25th May the 54 countries from the African union celebrate their strive for peace and cooperation on the continent. The AU brings together the continent of Africa to collectively address the challenges it is facing, such as armed conflict, climate change, and poverty. Find out more @ AfricaDay.info 

Africa is not a country campaign braking down stereotypes

24 May

Cyrillic Alphabet Day, 24 may

Culture and Literacy Day is a public holiday in Bulgaria marked each 24 May. On this day all schools and education institutions celebrate the significance of the Bulgarian language and the Cyrillic alphabet and commemorate its founders - the Saints Cyril and Methodius.

Find out more @ link 

Resources


DoSomething

Active young people

Do Something believe teenagers have the power to make a difference. They leverage communications technologies to enable teens to convert their ideas and energy into positive action.

The Worlds Best News brings you stories of hope and change from the developing world showing you that the world is slowly becoming a better place.

EffectiveLessons

Effective lesson planning in 4 easy steps

Building lesson plans is an integral part of every teacher’s day. Integrating technology into lessons can be difficult, especially if the task at hand can be easily completed without technology – many of us wonder why bother if we don’t have to. This handy infographic takes a look at the lesson planning process broken down into a simple, four step process.