In September 2010 18 students will tour West Africa with the aim of supporting the development of the region through engaging with students at the regions leadings universities and fulfilling development projects in local grass roots communities.
Right now the world is watching Africa as the World Cup illuminates the continent. The tour will continue to use football as a vehicle of change. The 18 students will play football with various university sides, host debates and discussions with them, and create a new cross national network of students, academics, and grass roots organisations whom are committed to international development beyond borders.
The regions that the tour will visit include: Togo, Benin, Nigeria, and Ghana. Development cannot be considered to be the sole responsibility of developing countries. Globalisation has made as all uniquely linked development is a committment that goes beyond borders. Furthermore, any plan of development is future business and requires long term committment. Therefore students have a central role in the development debate. Undergraduates and new graduates whom study or had studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Queen Mary, Goldsmiths, and the London School of Economics will be hosted by students at: the Univesity of Ibadan, the University of Lagos, the University of Accra, and Lagos State University.
Beyond Borders promises to be an exciting and progressive mission. Join us to champion development and diversity, through education and exchange beyond borders.