16 March 2018 - Creating Young Leaders in Sustainable Development Conference from 9.30 - 4pm at City Hall, Leicester LE1 1FZ
11 April 2018 - Marking over 30 years of Friendship, Solidarity and Learning between Leicester and Masaya from 6-8pm at the Chapel Cafe, Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF
PROJECT UPDATES and NEWS:
Nicaragua to sign Paris Agreement - read more here
Nicaragua Now - news and stories from and about Nicaragua
The LMLG seeks to raise awareness of global issues across all sectors of the community in Leicester, through projects in schools, youth projects, cultural exchanges and public events.
The LMLG holds accreditation as a Development Education Centre and the twinning link with Masaya is integral to our educational work in Leicester. Food for Thought is our flagship project for schools that has been running since 2005.
The LMLG also manages the Global Learning Library from its new base at Forest Lodge Education Centre which provides learning resources and artefacts as well as guidance and support for teachers to develop the global dimension within the curriculum and the wider school community.
We are a member of and contribute to a number of local and regional networks which promote global citizenship, education for sustainable development and international linking.
In August 2013, the LMLG moved into the Forest Lodge Education Centre and took on responsibility for managing Leicester City Council Learning Services' Religion, Equalities and Diversity (RED) Collection (formerly the Multicultural Resource collection). This collection has been merged with the LMLG's Global Education LeicesterShire resources and has been renamed the Global Learning Library and now comprises extensive resources on sustainable development, human rights, global citizenship and participatory methodologies.
It took a year to make the joint collections fit for purpose and ensure they were more accesible for teachers and schools. The newly expanded resource was launched on 28 October 2014. Read more here.
Food for Thought is the LMLG's flagship programme for schools and is a collaborative project with the University of Leicester Botanic Garden that explores the many uses of the maize plant in a Nicaraguan context. The project highlights issues of sustainable development, interdepence and social justice.
The GLP is a programme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) which acknowledges that every child growing up in the UK should have the chance to learn about the world around them, the facts of poverty and underdevelopment, and about the potential to build a fairer, safer and more sustainable world. The programme offers FREE continuing professional development through appointed Expert Centre Schools working with a cluster of partner schools. The LMLG is currently supporting the Sandfield Close Primary School cluster with a programme of workshops. Click here for a flyer and programme booklet.
For the next Continuing Professional Development (CPD) session click here .
For more information about our programme and details of all CPD sessions click here.
The LMLG's work in Nicaragua focuses on sustainable development and this area of specialism is integral to our educational programmes in Leicester. We have been a member of the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development since its inception in 2007. Within and alongside this, we actively promote the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015.
Working with young people in informal settings has always been a priority for the LMLG and we have developed a number of our own youth-focused projects as well as being involved in several nationally funded programmes.