BOTAWA is a partnership between schools in Mochudi Botswana, Moshi Tanzania and Bridgend Wales which began in 2006 as a British Council Connecting Classrooms project.
To establish a link of friendship between all partner schools, developing awareness and understanding of global issues and helping all participants become more active global citizens.
- To develop friendship between the young people of Tanzania, Botswana and Wales.
- To promote an understanding of the life and the cultures of other communities by encouraging pupils to both learn about the wider world and to reflect upon their own lives.
- To plan small-scale student-student research and information exchange projects.
- To develop specific learning outcomes which are directly linked to the global dimension, citizenship and sustainability aspects of the curriculum.
- To cultivate a physical exchange of teachers between the countries, which contributes to staff continuous professional development, making them better practitioners.
- To generate active contributions from all project participants.
- To include the whole school and the local community in order to create a sustainable partnership.
- To enhance international co-operation and intercultural understanding.