j8 Educational Partnerships
j8 brings together pupil groups in the UK with pupil groups in Africa and Asia to research the barriers to education in their communities and practical ways of breaking these barriers down. Each group then takes action to improve the opportunities for quality education in their area.
Underlying this work is the belief that education is the key to development, for all countries, communities and individuals.
For the pupils taking part, it increases their knowledge and understanding not just of educational issues but of other local and global social issues with which education is inextricably linked. It encourages the pupil groups to work in partnership and take action to improve their own and other communities and then to disseminate their findings to as many people as possible. In this way we hope that it fosters a commitment to social justice.