Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Reflecting on 10 years of the JGHS South Africa Project

The James Gillespie's South Africa Project began back in 2003 when the school's former head teacher, Alex Wallace, first visited Durban and Umlazi and chose to link with Zwelibanzi High School.

Since then, th project has grown from strength to strength and now incorporates links between the JGHS community and is cluster primaries, three South African Schools (Zwelibanzi HS, Dloko HS and Charles Memorial Primary), and a number of charitable organisations supporting disadvantaged young people in South Africa.

The project has contributed to the development of values of Global Citizenship in countless members of the South African and Scottish communities that have been involved in the project over the years, in addition to providing financial and material support for the education and care of young people living in impoversished communities.

In 2015 we hope to share some of the sucesses of our project with the wider community and would like to invite anyone who has been involved in the project to get involved by sharing your thoughts and reflections of your experiences. What did you gain from being part of the project? What affect did your experience have on you? What are your lasting memories of your visit to South Africa? We would love to hear from you!

If you would be willing to share your thoughts (and photographs if you have any) please send them to jghssouthafrica@gmail.com

Many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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