Global Learning London

School linking

“Much is spoken about linking globally and acting locally. Through linking, the complex and asymmetrical nature of global interdependence becomes evident as people from varying economic, political and social situations connect and challenge each other’s understanding of the world. It is important to reflect upon the ways in which our own perspectives, experiences, political commitments, wider aims in life and social identities shape our understanding.” 

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Principles of linking

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” Confucius

School linking is often seen in isolation but it is strengthen and enhanced by including members of the wider community.

The UK One World Linking Association (UKOWLA) (link) working with partners in from communities in the Global South has identified the following principles, which apply equally within school links.…

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Global Inequality

“Charity sees the need not the cause.”

German Proverb

“For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.”   

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Toolkit for Linking

This Toolkit incorporates advice and comment from many of the linking publications which already exist, and benefits from contributions by individuals in the South and North who have been involved in linking communities for many years.

The Toolkit consists of a series of leaflets on issues which arise in linking.…

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