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Students from UK and Kenya test the efficiency of an energy saving stove, called a jiko.

Iain Baird's Global Citizenship Projects

The Tujuane Project

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In 2002 three UK secondary schools in Gloucestershire and three Kenyan secondary schools in Kisumu formed a six-school partnerhsip called Tujuane.

The aim of this project was to organise regular exchanges of students to work on curriculum projects, as well as further global citizenship. Since 2004  78 Kenyan students and 113 UK students have visited each other's link schools and completed global education projects.

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The Okinawa Project

Dene Magna School first welcomed visitors from two junior high schools in Chatan province of Okinawa in 2001. Since then, two teachers and six students have visited Dene Magna every November in order to join lesson with their host students and visit local cultural and historic sites.


In 2014, after a long fund raising campiagn, Iain led a visit by two teachers and six students from Dene Magna to Okinawa. Iain travelled to Okinawa in 2013 on a preparation visit, when he visited local schools and met many of the teachers and young people who had visited Dene Magna since 2001.


The 2014 visit was a great success and the Dene Magna students were treated with great generosity by their hosts. The students joined lessons at the two partner junior high schools and even got the chance to go whale watching.

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The Gloucestershire Laikipia Schools International Partnerships (GLISP) project began in 2014, when Iain helped 22 primary schools in Gloucestershire establish partnerships with schools in Laikipia and Nakuru County in Kenya. Iain helped all the schools to successfully apply for Connecting Classrooms grants, many as cluster partnerships. During 2015 reciprocal visits tooks place and 30 teachers visited their partner schools. Iain coordinated all the five reciprocal visits and led the visits by the UK teachers to ensure that they had a successful and enjoyable experience.


He has also helped three primary schools in Monmouthshire establish partnerships with schools in Rwanda.

The GLISP School Partnerships