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School linking

School linkingA natural step once learning about a far off country is to establish a link. Whether a school, university, local authority, a women’s or scout group, having a link is a wonderful way to learn. Beyond that and most importantly now a link between educational centres from developed and developing nations is now more than ever vital to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Over the past couple of decades or so, Education for Sustainable Development has been developing steadily. Its main obstacles for implementation have been lack of trained teachers (or teachers of teachers), lack of policy and lack of financial resources. This can be said of both the UK and Peru still, the big difference being that a country like the UK has financial capacity once committed.

Unfortunately over those past few decades we have lost time, now we have an urgent challenge upon us and the whole world has to implement quality and purposeful Education for Sustainable Development simultaneously. Remember most of the world’s population do not live in the developed nations, many governments struggle to fund very basic education like 2 + 2 = 4. We therefore have no choice in the richer nations than to find solutions on how our poorer nations can simultaneously implement Education for Sustainable Development.