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Nicolas Rochas sent me a link to this free service which looks very interesting indeed if you are interested in establishing links with other schools, teachers, classes or students. Your school leadership may be keen if they are interested in the global dimension or world citizenship. At its most basic level it may be an opportunity for pupils to communicate with other young people from a different background. They say:

Skolinks est un portail destiné aux jeunes de 8 à 21 ans et aux enseignants du monde entier qui souhaitent nouer des relations et développer des échanges dans un esprit amical et partenarial.

Skolinks is a project from Skolidarité, a non-profit organisation which supports schooling in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its stated aims are:

- promouvoir la fraternité et la solidarité entre les jeunes

- lutter contre le racisme et les discriminations- sensibiliser sur les Droits de l'Enfant

It began with correspondence in 1999 between a young French person and young Congolese. In 2009 Skolidarité was formed. Probably best to quote their own words. Given the current state of parts of the world the aims seem particularly relevant.
  • Pour que la jeunesse soit au coeur de la mondialisation !
La mondialisation ne doit pas se résumer aux seuls flux de marchandises et
de capitaux. Les relations humaines et la mobilité des citoyens doivent
être encouragées et facilitées.


En facilitant la rencontre de jeunes d'autres pays et la mise en relation
d'enseignants pour développer des projets pédagogiques, Skolinks permet à
chacun de devenir un citoyen du monde.

  • Pour la découverte et le respect des cultures
La compréhension des cultures, religions, coutumes est essentielle pour construire un monde plus tolérant, encourager le dialogue interculturel et ainsi lutter contre les extrémismes politiques, religieux...  
  • Pour une ouverture sur le monde et une meilleure compréhension de celui-ci
En échangeant avec d'autres jeunes, vous allez découvrir leur quotidien,
les richesses de leur pays mais aussi leurs difficultés. Vous
comprendrez ainsi les enjeux géopolitiques auxquels les nations et les
peuples sont confrontés au XXIème siècle.
  • Pour une plus grande solidarité
Au-delà des échanges que vous pourrez entretenir avec d'autres jeunes, vous
aurez peut-être l'envie d'aller plus loin en menant des projets de
solidarité et verrez ainsi que chacun à son échelle peut agir pour
construire un monde plus équitable.


You need to sign up to look for links with other schools, teachers or students. In the sign-up process you can describe what type of link or project  you may be looking for. This looks well worth exploring if you are interested in a class link or individual links for your students, or maybe even yourself.

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