Schools Africa Project
The Schools Africa Project raises awareness of Africa amongst children and young people in Leeds.
The project recruits and trains postgraduate African students that study at the University of Leeds to go into local schools and deliver lessons about Africa to pupils.
Through this project, schools in Leeds gain the opportunity to enhance their educational provision through highly educated and positive role-models delivering lessons with a global dimension. African postgraduate students also gain skills and experience and influence the attitudes of young people towards Africa.
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.
Latest from the Schools Africa Project
"...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).