15/09/2022

University of Bolton’s global knowledge share with Ugandan visitors

The University of Bolton welcomed Ugandan professional fellowships for a fascinating knowledge exchange project. The University’s community development and youth work programme worked closely with Salford-based charity K4C to organise educational activities which enabled the visitors to share and develop their knowledge about key issues.

Global knowledge shareThe knowledge exchange project focused on girls’ empowerment through education in communities.
 
Six projects around the UK, in Bolton, Birmingham, Cardiff, Cambridge, London and Oxford, hosted six commonwealth cohorts from Uganda, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Namibia, Gambia and Kenya as part of the three-month Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC).
 
The University of Bolton hosted six Ugandan professionals. They included a local authority education officer, a head teacher, two senior women and two social workers.
 
Andrea Walker, Programme Lead for Community Development and Youth Work at the University, said: “Their roles and responsibilities differ from what we would expect in the UK, and it was very interesting learning about their work in Ugandan communities.
 
“From the moment our visitors arrived in the UK we had a varied and busy schedule for them.
 
“Our first visit was to Gorton Monastery for a Greater Manchester Health Inequalities conference, at which our visitors shared their health experiences, similarities and differences.”
Andrea added: “They also took part in a Girls Right Network - Stronger Together at the Royal Exchange, a George House Trust ‘HIV NOW’ event, two ‘social work week’ events and enjoyed a trip to The People’s Museum.
 
“We also made sure everyone had laptops, phones and email addresses, so their trip could be organised, communicated and documented throughout.
 
“Our Ugandan knowledge exchange project got off to a very good start.”

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