The first group of Malawi Leaders of Learning has been chosen by a special selection panel and were congratulated by the Lord Provost at the City Chambers this week.
Over 100 council staff initially expressed an interest in the project and after a training day delivered by WOSDEC and interview process a team of ten will now undertake extensive training over the next few months before they go to Malawi in June 2012.
An additional five members of staff will join the group during their training as reserves.
Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education is delighted that Malawi Leaders of Learning has now become a reality with the first cohort getting ready to embark on this amazing journey.
She said: “The final selection has given us a very strong team who will go through training over the next few months.
“The training is being delivered by volunteers – Wendy O’Donnell and Brenda Wallace, recently retired council area managers, and Ian Fraser, former Inverclyde Director of Education and Social Work will lead it. They will be supported by our partner charity, Link Community Development Scotland.
“This group will lead the way in our aim to share expertise with our friends in Malawi. We have chosen a varied mix of people with a wealth of talents and abilities.
“I know they will be a credit to Glasgow and everyone is really excited about the next few months.
The first MLOLs are:
|Marie Breckenridge||Headteacher||St Charles Primary School|
||Depute headteacher||Cleveden Secondary School|
||Employability Support Officer||North West|
||Teacher||Wallacewell Primary School|
||Teacher||Swinton Primary School|
||Teacher||St Benedict’s Primary School|
||Modern Studies||Hyndland Secondary School|
||English||Bannerman High School|
||Active Schools||St Mungo’s Academy|
||Active Schools||Springburn Academy|