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North-South Connection: Partnership for a more just world between European and African schools
Issue #5   July 2014

Dear Friend of the World,
Dive into more news, events, and resources, in the fourth issue of the Bulgaria-Ghana schools connect newsletter, part of the Global Schools Connect project. Send your comments and ideas for news @ Dimitar and the project team

News


Uzana festival

Ghanaian culture presented in Bulgaria

The Center for Inclusive Education organized workshops for children presenting traditional crafts from Ghana and other world cultures at the Uzana festival in central Bulgaria. 

You can learn more about Adinkra symbols (pictured) here

Check out the pictures from the event: gallery

Global Schools Connect Facebook

School Projects Ghana-Bulgaria

NEW: Activities section of the website is now updated with even more links.

Explore photos, videos, presentations, reports and more of the joint projects in Bulgaria-Ghana Schools Connect Facebook group and:
· Presby LA and 22SOU @ blog, Facebook group - Global conflict
· Holy Trinity and 18SOU @ blog, Facebook group - Education
· Salem OSU and Romain Rolland @ Facebook groupFacebook page - Poverty
· Presby OSU and 2SOU @ Facebook group - Health

Calendar


WED2014

International Friendship Day, 30 July

Since 2011 the International Friendship day is celebrated on 30 July . It used by the United Nations to stimulate dialogue between different cultures and promote respect for diversity. The spread of new technologies and social media has offered new ways of interaction between communities.

See how you can celebrate Friendship Day.

World Cup Globalisation

Emancipation Day celebrations in Ghana

From the 29 July to 1 August Ghana is celebrating Emancipation Day. It is an annual event held to commemorate the resistance and liberation of African people and marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British colonies. This year's event is under the theme "Reuniting the African Family for Development''

Learn more about the celebrations here.

Summer Activities

Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July

To commemorate the life and work of one of the most influential and inspiring figures of the past century, the Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated on 18 July. The UN invites everybody to devote 67 minutes on this day to help others.

Find out more about Nelson Mandela and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Resources


Global Literacy

What Motivates Teachers 

A recent survey shows that teaching is the second most satisfying profession (after medicine). In times when globalization and new technologies are changing the way we look at education, find out what motivates teachers to continue doing what they are doing and why they love their work.

Development Issues Course

World Heritage Resources

Developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Heritage in Young Hands Kit aims to introduce young people to the topic of cultural and natural heritage preservation. With its interdisciplinary approach it is designed to help teachers to incorporate World Heritage through creative and participatory methods.  

Sir Ken Robinson TED

Social Media and Education

With social media occupying an ever greater place in our daily lives, and especially in those of the younger generation, it is interesting for educators to to analyse and learn from its approach. Terry Heick has identified 10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube's Popularity.