School Partnerships

International Development written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many school partnerships have been established between UK schools and schools in developing countries in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Party Chair, Co-operative Party

The DFID Global School Partnerships (DGSP) programme does not set up partnerships between schools in the UK and schools in developing countries. It works with schools that already have partnerships and are looking for advice and guidance and/or grants to support their links. The DGSP has awarded a total of 576 grants from January 2003 to December 2006.

Reciprocal visit grants Global curriculum project grants Total
2003 47 29 76
2004 106 37 143
2005 95 32 127
2006 183 47 230
Total 431 145 576

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