Ghana teachers visit Bulgaria – videos

All Teacher Meeting Sofia

All Bulgarian and Ghanaian teachers working on the project met in Sofia

Teachers from the four partnering schools in Accra, Ghana visited Bulgaria from 14th to 21st June. They spent time with the students in each school in Sofia and Stara Zagora, met partners, school managers, planned future cooperation and visited historical sites.

In Sofia, the guests discussed global and development education issues with the NGOs from the Bulgarian Platform for International Development and met with the management of the partnering schools. In 2nd school18th school, and 22nd school the teachers had classes with students sharing their experience and work on the Millennium Development Goals. Mr. Ebenezer Parditey, coordinator for Ghana from the Embracing Hidden Talents Network, shared some of the culture and traditions of Ghana with Bulgarian students and had an interesting discussion about the deeper meaning of national customs and their global transference – like tattoos for example.

In Stara Zagora the delegation met with the deputy mayor for education and discussed possible cooperation in the future with teacher and student exchanges to both countries. In Romain Rolland School, the teachers met with the students from the Bulgaria-Ghana club and the student council of the school. The discussion was focused on empowering young people to stand up for their goals and on differences in the educational systems and practices of both countries.

The visit was also an opportunity for all participating teachers from Bulgaria and Ghana to share thoughts, build partnership and plan the development of the cooperation.

The wider public was also reached through radio and television interviews with teachers who presented the North-South cooperation, the importance of connecting seemingly distant countries and cultures, and the role of youth in the global village.

Photos from the visit and meetings here

Videos with Ghanaian teachers’ impressions: Clement, Jeremiah, Enoch, Michael

Comments (1)
  • Name*Victoria Yanchova

    June 25, 2014

    Message*For me and for my students it was an incredible experience. They expanded their knowledge regarding the Millenium Development Goals and learnt a viriety of new and interesting facts about Ghanian people, their culture and traditions. I’m really pleased that our students managed to create lovely relations and friendship and sincerely hope that they will continue keeping in touch and exchanging new ideas. Thank you Jerremih Nettey and Jemima Ntim for the beneficial cooperation!

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