British Council international award - Glasgow Kelvin College Case Study

This Glasgow Kelvin College learner focused project aims to support individuals in India and Scotland with conditions such as Downs Syndrome into full time employment.

This unique collaboration between India and Scotland will lead to new training and employment opportunities for people facing economic exclusion due to their additional learning needs. It is innovative because it transfers leading practice between two countries and introduces a training model that has never before been developed in Scotland.

The life changing experiences as a result of visiting India and working with Indian partners, have led many to re-evaluate their own aspirations and values as a result of what they have seen. Curriculum changes implemented in Scotland as a result of Indian learning will benefit students for years to come.

Students from many departments have been able to engage in this project through supporting events such as a Scotland India fashion show that was held as part of the project. Film, performance, event management and hospitality students were all involved in the planning and delivery.

This unique project will have positive life changing impacts on learners and those individuals who will now have employment opportunities when previously they did not.