This large scale, multi-pronged British Council intervention in West Africa is part of DIT and FCO’s push to expand UK culture and trade links around the world. There were 18 separate projects working in nine different countries. The three projects we are involved in all work across multiple locations. They aimed to build sustainable resources and demonstrate sustainable ways of working.
Toolkit for English Clubs
In 2018, Helen Callanan worked on the ground in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire to develop a pilot Secondary English Club Toolkit – a separate one was developed for tertiary clubs. Following the success of the initial project, Abayneh Haile, David Watkins, Adrian Tennant and Alan Mackenzie went on to develop a larger toolkit.
This is an online series of activity recipes with accompanying videos. Workshops for club coordinators and leaders were conducted in all nine countries. Although the target audience is student leaders, the fun, interactive nature of these activities is leaking into the classrooms.