Glasgow City Council


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Member type
Local authority

Contact's name
Gillian Walsh

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Areas of partnership
Local Authorities

Town
Glasgow

Scottish local authority
Glasgow City Council

MALAWI LEADERS OF LEARNING:,,Malawi Leaders of Learning partners between the councils education services and Malawis South West Division. Its a two-way charity and development scheme aimed at sharing resources and expertise between the two countries and ultimately improve the quality of learning and teaching in a challenging environment. The council is working closing with Link Community Development and Marys Meals, both already committed to changing the life chances of Malawis children. The first tranche of the partnership is focussing on the areas Blantyre Urban and Blantyre Rural which are districts in South West Region. Scottish teachers and education staff will be encouraged to share their expertise and skills with their counterparts in Malawi. ,,For further information on the Malawi Leaders of Learning initiative contact Maureen McKenna at GCCMLOL(at)glasgow.gov.uk or visit the website: www.glasgoweducationmlol.org.uk ,,LORD PROVOST'S MALAWI FUND:,,Continuing Glasgows cooperation with Malawi within the context of the Councils European and International Strategy, Council staff travelled to Malawi in September 2011 to undertake a number of aid related projects. ,,These included:-,,Installing IT equipment at Teacher Development Centres and in a selected number of primary schools in Lilongwe, identified by the Ministry of Education. PCs supplied by Access (Glasgow) LLP., ,Creating IT learning centre at Dzaleka Refugee Camp near Lilongwe, ,Delivering a programme of enhanced IT training to teaching and technical staff in Lilongwe and Dedza City Assemblies., ,Delivering a programme of enhanced IT training to medical and technical staff at Daeyang Luke Mission Hospital and Kamuzu Central Hospital, ,Delivering a workshop in vehicle maintenance to mechanics from Lilongwe City Assembly by Field Service Engineer, HEIL Europe (company who supplied refuse collection vehicles at reduced cost which Glasgow City Council shipped to Malawi in 2008). In the spirit of partnership, the costs for bringing engineer from HEIL were met by Lilongwe City Assembly.,,Updating Library and IT learning centre at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe. ,,Visit to Hansens Disease management centre at Liwonde to discuss ongoing and future support,,Monitoring visits to orphan feeding programmes; previous IT installations and projects currently being funded through the Lord Provosts Malawi Fund,,Progressing a pilot solid waste management project with Lilongwe City Assembly.,,Meeting with the Health Ministry and relevant hospital officials at Kamuzu Central Hospital to discuss and plan for a capital build project in 2012,,Meeting with YOSSA (Youth Support for Social Advancement) to discuss future support,,For further information on any of the above projects, please contact Gillian Walsh at gillian.walsh(at)glasgow.gov.uk ,,

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