The Kaya team are jumping for joy this week, after receiving confirmation of approval on THREE proposals submitted to the Turing Scheme earlier this year.
What does that mean? It means that 250 British Students will travel, fully funded, on Kaya programs in 2022!
“What is “The Turing Scheme”?” I hear you ask.
The Turing Scheme was set up by the British government earlier this year to provide funding to support international mobility programs for UK students. It was set up to replace the opportunities provided under the “Erasmus scheme” that offered opportunities for educational travel within EU countries and was especially popular with university exchange students.
The Turing scheme had special provisions included to offer school and college students opportunities to engage in educational travel across the world. The Kaya team saw this as a chance to bring our programmes to those students who might not usually have access or be able to afford international travel programmes.
The Turing grant will see 100 students from a consortium of northwest schools participate in school immersion programs in Morocco, Eswatini and Ecuador – studying for 2 weeks alongside local school students in these locations.
It will see a further 100 post-16 students who are studying Ecology, Environmental Sciences and other related subjects travel to Eswatini and Ecuador to learn about Amazon Wildlife Conservation, African Savanna Ecology, Permaculture and Sustainable Land Management.
It will also allow Kaya to host 50 students from Strode College, Somerset, on a historic preservation initiative in the American Outback!
While Covid is still providing plenty of challenges as we consider international travel, this good news can help us return to travel responsibly, inclusively and in line with our mission to develop even more educated, compassionate global citizens. As we support these students in exploring new cultures and environments, we hope that we can inspire them to follow a lifetime of responsible travel and careers that make a difference in the world.
We are so honoured to be included as partners in the Turing scheme from its inception, and we hope that the scheme proves to be a great success and allows us to offer these funded opportunities to British students for years to come.
Hope you found this blog interesting. To hear more about the projects that we offer please connect with one of our advisors using the chat now button, or feel free to request a brochure using the button opposite. You can also find out more about the Turing Scheme itself on the government website, here.