Global Education Derby received funding from the Big Lottery for a three year project aiming to reduce the social and economic marginalisation of the Pakistani community in inner-city Derby.
Young people in secondary education are at the core of the project. This age has been identified as the beginning of a process of separation and alienation from wider society. An active citizenship programme was designed to challenge this processs.
It was also intended to help participants academically as well as developing transferable skills for employment.
The project aims to create support for this process within the wider community of educators and parents through training and discussion events on the themes of religious and cultural diversity.
The specific outcomes are:
- British Pakistani boys and girls have increased confidence and social skills in navigating future paths for learning and personal wellbeing
- British Pakistani boys and girls have enhanced leadership skills and play a stronger role in mentoring peers and leading community action
- Parents and educators within the community feel more confident and empowered after sharing in new learning activities.
- Local residents in the project area feel safer and have more trusting relationships with neighbouring communities.
If you would like to find out more about this project,
please download the full project evaluation report here.