CAVC joins with Vale4Africa
Jonathan Pearson, Cardiff and Vale College’s Teaching and Learning Leader for Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) has been appointed trustee of local charity Vale4Africa.
Vale4Africa is an organisation that supports community and education projects in the Tororo District of Uganda. The charity aims to encourage ordinary people in the Vale to make meaningful relationships with people in Toroto and to help them move towards their UN Millennium Development Goals.
Forging closer links between Vale4Afica and CAVC will help the College in its ESDGC work to develop skills that will improve quality of life both now and in the future. It is engrained in the College’s teaching and learning in order to encourage people to look at the sustainability and global consequences of their decisions.
“This exciting development means that the link between CAVC and Vale4Africa is formally being strengthened,” Jonathan Pearson said. “This means that both parties can benefit from the opportunities each can offer. The staff and students of CAVC will be able to help with the growth and development of this small charity and learn much from compatriots in Africa.”
Ted Arbuthnot, Chair of Vale4Africa, added: “We want to make change happen in Tororo District and the only way to make those changes permanent is through education, so it is wonderful that CAVC have thrown their academic weight behind V4A. We are really looking forward to developing of this collaboration.”
Vale AM and fellow trustee Jane Hutt said: “I am delighted that Cardiff and Vale College is supporting Vale 4Africa as it links so well to Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship. It will open up opportunities for links between students and staff and people in Uganda.”