Forwarded from the International Development Network
(http://www.idn.org/). Story with links will be published July 2, 1998.
London, July 2, 1998 (IDN) -- Clare Short, International Development
Secretary and Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood, will be
launching a unique Internet link up project between schools in
Birmingham and the South African province of Gauteng - which
incorporates Soweto - on Friday 3 July.
Clare Short will take part in a live Internet and video link-up with
five schools in Birmingham, and five schools in Gauteng as she launches
the Gauteng-Birmingham Linking Project.
The project aims to encourage young people to access and use the
Internet as a medium for learning and communication, and bridging
The Gauteng-Birmingham School Linking Project is designed to have direct
relevance to the national curriculum of both countries, with pupils and
staff regularly exchanging ideas and information on subjects as diverse
as Geography, Art, Tourism and International Relations.
It is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and
run by the Reading-based organisation Interaid.
It is backed by Birmingham City Council and Wits University,
The following schools are involved:
Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School
contact Wendy Pearson
0121 458 4040
Hamstead Hall School
contact David Brown
0121 358 5991
Sir Wilfred Martineau School
contact: Mike Halloran
0121 779 2011
St Albans School
contact: Mrs K Tutgun
0121 440 4034
Turves Green Girls School
contact: Christine Bennett
0121 476 8346
Fumana High School
Letsibogo Girls School
contact for all schools
Maurice Issacson School at Wits University
Musi High School
Tel: 00 27 11 716 3464
Tembisa High School
Any intersted parties can view the link-up at www.netschools.org/jobi
Why is DFID involved?
The Department for International Development is responsible for managing
Britainís programme of development assistance to poorer countries. DFID
is committed to the international target of providing universal primary
education and to raising awareness of development issues in the UK.