Category Archives: General

It’s not just one. A day in the life of The Ideas Partnership, Saturday 14 January 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog, but my experiences in Fushe Kosove this weekend came after having a series of conversations with people where I tried to summarise the range of what The Ideas Partnership now … Continue reading

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Finding the words and images to say

Guest blogger: Elisabetta Iberni I still cannot say whether my first encounter with Elizabeth, in the Roma Mahalla of Mitrovica, happened by accident or by destiny. I have been working there for almost two years with Danish Refugee Council, in … Continue reading

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Registered! Gjelane’s going to school :-)

So Friday was a great day, the Hollywood shot, as the children stepped out en masse across the mahalla to claim the education that was theirs by right. But what was done at the ‘big school’ on Friday was only … Continue reading

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Gjelane and friends meet the system

I was marking the maths books when my phone rang this morning.  It was the Ministry of Education official responsible for minority community education.  She was ten minutes away and wanted directions to our classes.  She’d expressed a polite interest … Continue reading

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The Ministry’s pilot project

Today started well, with Nerxhivane’s mother coming to see me before school.  No parent has ever done that in the exactly eight weeks we’ve been running our classes.  What’s more, she came to see me to explain that Nerxhivane wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Gazmend moves up a group

Gazmend has become a bit of a mascot for me for the project we’re running in Fushe Kosove.  He was one of the 22 kids who arrived on our very first day, nearly two months ago.  And he hasn’t missed … Continue reading

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I miss centicubes

Do you know what centicubes are?  In the primary classroom they are the annoying little (exactly 1cm x 1cm x 1cm) blocks you find everywhere after maths lessons.  Like sand in your shoes (and your hair and your ears and…) … Continue reading

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