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LEARNING CURVE
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Tuesday 5 July 2005
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Libby Purves
C8 is the children's version of the G8 summit.  
A 17 year old's voyage to teach in Ghana and the education behind the explosion of call centres in India.

COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN PROJECT
In the UK today it is not uncommon for schools to have a large proportion of pupils who are first generation immigrants. One school has come up with a plan to help teachers and other pupils appreciate the range of backgrounds their children come from. Chris McDermott, headteacher of Roxeth Manor Middle School in north west London, and Shashi Desikan, the school's ethnic minority officer discuss the project which links their school to India.

INDIAN CALL CENTRES
We look at the extraordinary education and briefing processes behind the explosion of call centres in India which are serving British financial institutions or services. Clare Jenkins visited a call centre college just outside Delhi.

WORKING IN GHANA
17-year-old Becky Andrew of Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School, recently spent a month teaching in rural villages in the remote Nkwanta area of Ghana. She was one of a dozen girls from who went to Ghana as the culmination of eight years commitment to links and fund raising for Ghanaian schools.

THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S COMMISSION FOR AFRICA
The Young Peoples Commission for Africa are represented in Edinburgh this week at the C8 - the children's version of the G8 - supported by Plan UK, the international children's charity. 52 schools are involved with this Commission, both here and in Africa. The idea is to get children's views heard directly. Giving their views to Libby Purves are 13-year-old Rochelle Usabio from the UK, and 17-year-old Gordon Oyoo from the Migor i district of Kenya.
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