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Indian summer classroom | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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Indian summer classroom

Away from the simmering 33 degree heat of Chennai’s city streets in India, children at the Little Flower Convent School learn about the lives and experiences of children thousands of miles away in England.




Little Flower Convent School in Chennai, India, has a partnership with Warden Park Secondary School in West Sussex. The relationship between the two schools is one of 1800 partnerships between schools in the UK and developing countries, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).


The growing scheme, DFID Global School Partnerships (DGSP), aims to help young people learn about global issues like climate change and social justice, so that they are able to make informed decisions about their joint future.


DFID aims to increase the numbers of UK schools involved in global partnerships from 1800 to 5000 by April 2012. If you want to know more about DFID Global School Partnerships, or want to form one, please go to


Credit: DFID / Pippa Ranger

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Taken on June 10, 2009