On behalf of so many Reading Spots volunteers who have dedicated their lives to the project (such as Gloria Addae, pictured on the screen when the award was given), we were absolutely delighted to receive the TES ‘International Award’ last Friday evening sponsored by the British Council.
All state and private schools in the UK are eligible and the award it given to “the school with the most innovative international strategy. This can be an initiative to improve pupils’ and teachers’ understanding of other countries, languages and cultures or a full-scale international partnership.” TES
We are simply staggered at the initiatives taken by so many in the pupil body over the last three years, and also cannot thank the huge number of parents who have supported us enough. We really believe that our model of creating community-led and solar-powered libraries in Ghana, through an active global citizenship programme in the UK, which emphasises the need for community voice in development, has the potential to change thousands of lives.