Scotland Lights up Malawi is a partnership project sponsored by Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group and part funded by the Scottish Government. The project delivery partners are Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group, Keep Scotland Beautiful, SolarAid and Glasgow Caledonian University and the project is supporting Scotland’s ambitions for climate justice by raising awareness of and investing in solar lights for Malawi, undertaking research into climate justice and educating children both in Scotland and in Malawi.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is responsible for the education aspect of the project, which has been running throughout the 2014 / 2015 school year. During the school year we have developed an understanding of Climate Justice within 20 school clusters across Scotland, provided a range of classroom resources for P6 – S2 teachers to educate our young learners about climate change, renewable energy and sustainability, run a teacher professional learning programme to develop knowledge and understanding of Climate Justice, renewable energy and campaign making skills and organised a national Campaign Challenge event to celebrate pupils learning.
The education programme has provided lots of opportunities for young learners to develop relationships across cultures, to understand the international dimensions of sustainable development and to hone their critical, creative and compassionate communication skills.
Over the following pages you will see some of the great work the children have completed, as well as some of the fantastic Campaign Challenge competition entries which so clearly demonstrate the Climate Justice message and how we can all help those living in Malawi.