J8 Educational Partnerships joins up groups of school pupils in the UK with pupils in other countries in order to research and then act upon barriers to education faced by children in their communities.
Participants in j8 take the view that education is central to development in all countries, not just developing countries. J8 started life as an extra-curricular activity of pupils in Hutchesons’ Grammar School in Glasgow, supported by Head of Geography Calvin Clarke, and has since developed into a full-blown educational charity. Read all about it here: http://www.thej8.org/
Upon his retirement (on Thursday this week [23.6.16]) Calvin will be dedicating his time to the work of the j8 charity. I’m sure that he would love to hear from you if you want to help. His email address is: email@example.com
As he says, “If your school would like to work with any of the j8 schools…to research an issue related to education and then work with the students…to help to provide quality education for more children, please get in touch“.
See also: http://hcr.hutchesons.org/page/Researching-the-Barriers-to-Education-Globally