Jan 11, 2019
Sankofa, a new storytelling project, has just launched in Cumbria with partners across Europe. It is combining traditional storytelling techniques with digital technologies to explore local to global themes.
Teachers in schools across Europe will be developing their skills to prepare children to think critically about local to global themes. Their pupils will also extend their own language and digital ability, as well as their global awareness, and have the opportunity to gain skills in both storytelling and online recording, editing and sharing across national borders.
What does ‘Sankofa’ mean?
‘Sankofa’ is a word in the Twi language from Ghana, which can be translated as “go back and get it” and is often symbolised by the Sankofa bird.
This meaning encapsulates our project and understanding in the power of storytelling: that storytelling allows us to better understand the past, so enabling a more creative and successful future.
Thanks to funding from Erasmus+, CDEC is leading three other partners, SOSNA from Slovakia, HEC Global Learning Centre, based in London, and SEVER from the Czech Republic, through the two-year project.
If you are interested in finding out how your school can be involved, please have a look at our website, give Laura or Debbie a call on 015394 31602 or email Debbie@cdec.org.uk.