Further details about the collaboration with Kenya are available by contacting Niels Larsen, Oure College of Sport and Performing Arts’ Kenya expert.
Purpose of the collaboration
The Oure College of Sport and Performing Arts is collaborating with partners in Kenya to enhance students’ skills and sense of responsibility as global citizens.
The Kenyan partners join forces with Oure College of Sport and Performing Arts in various colearning activities where the purpose is to develop global citizenship through co-learning projects. The point of departure for the process is that students and teachers in both Denmark and Kenya take part in colearning processes within different academic themes. The co-learning process aims to benefit and enhance Danish and Kenyan students’ perceptions and understanding of one another in surprising and insightful new ways.
With whom are we collaborating
- Oure Boarding School collaborates with Raila Educational Centre in Kibera, Nairobi.
- Oure Gymnasium collaborates with Alliance High School in Kikuyu and Kenya High School in Nairobi.
- Oure Academy plans to collaborate with the Kenya University teamhandball league.
- Oure Dining Hall collaborates with Raila Educational Centre on developing school vegetable gardens and building a greenhouse that will be incorporated into Oure Boarding School’s co-learning activities.
- Oure College of Sport and Performing Arts also collaborates with the independent Sadili Oval Sports Academy, located in Nairobi.
- There are currently plans to develop a Kenyan/Danish running camp where some of the best runners in Denmark will have an opportunity to participate.
Collaboration aims include:
- Co-learning is the keyword. All 9th and 10th form classes at Oure College of Sport and Performing Arts are working on the Kenya Project in week 51. In addition, colearning activities take place on an ongoing basis in the various subjects. Skype is an important tool that is used for sharing information and projects between the classes at Oure and in Kenya, and it helps to strengthen the collaboration.
- Events, one-off projects and activities focused on Kenya.
- Teacher exchanges. Teachers from Oure College of Sport and Performing Arts travel to Kenya and teachers from the Kenyan partner organisations visit Oure College of Sport and Performing Arts.
- Student exchanges. Kenyan high-school students have attended Oure College of Sport and Performing Arts on several occasions and one large group of upper secondary students has previously travelled to Kenya.
The basic purpose of the Kenya Project is not charitable, but Oure College of Sport and Performing Arts supports the partnership to a lesser extent through the Academy’s fund-raising activities which has resulted in the donation of iPads, for instance.
The Oure College of Sport and Performing Arts'Kenya collaboration is supported by Danida.
Last years Danida-support from the Danish State Department is now evaluated. You can read the short version of the evaluationreport here.
The Oure College would like to thank Danida for the support.