Link Community Development

Improving the quality of education in Africa

Programme Information

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We provide a range of targeted programmes to address the issues identified via our school monitoring and support process: Find out more about our School Performance Review process in our Virtual School.

Global Teachers Programme

An exciting and rewarding journey, this 15-month development education programme for school principals and teachers is centred around a 5 week placement sharing skills with peers in a school in Uganda or South Africa. The programme helps teachers to become more competent development educators and develops their leadership, management and training skills.


For further information about the programme in Ireland, please click here

Link Schools Programme

The Link Schools Programme, currently funded by the EU, will close in December 2012. The programme enables schools to form a partnership with a rural school in Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa or Uganda. This has been an excellent tool for bringing a global dimension to teaching and learning. The principles learnt in implementing the Link Schools Programme will be applied to the new Passport to Education campaign.

Passport to Education

Launched in September 2012, this new and exciting campaign replaces our current Link Schools Programme and engages with schools via new platforms and projects. Our priority is to deliver a sustainable, high quality Development Education programme which offers real value to schools while enabling them to take action to improve education in Africa.


For more information on Passport to Education please click here

Tackling Education Needs Inclusively

TENI (Tackling Education Needs Inclusively)  which is mainly funded by Comic Relief UK, seeks to achieve systemic change in basic education by improving retention, transition, completion and quality of basic education for disadvantaged children, particularly girls and children with disability. The key strategy is to work with schools, communities and District Assemblies.


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