Schools Africa Project
The LUCAS Schools Project raises greater awareness of Africa amongst young people in Leeds.
The project recruits and trains postgraduate African students that study at the University of Leeds to go into local primary schools and deliver activities about Africa to pupils.
Through this project, schools in Leeds have the opportunity to enhance their educational provision by engaging highly educated African role-models to deliver lessons with a global dimension.
LUCAS monitors the impact of the African postgraduate students on pupils and teachers in Leeds, and uses the evidence to research young people's perceptions of Africa and its peoples.
"...the student is a resource, providing first-hand experience and an excellent source of information and inspiration for pupils."
Bob Hirst (External Evaluator)
"It was also amazing how many questions these children had about Africa."
"Not everything that comes out of Africa is bad". An article by Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi (African Studies Bulletin No70, p18).