Reflection questions for students and teachers:
- What are your motivations in establishing the partnership? What are the motivations of your partner organization?
- Do the values, goals, and practices of the organization align with the values, goals, and vision of your school?
- Have you researched the organization’s policies, programs and organizational history? What do other people have to say about this organization?
- Does the organization adhere to the Istanbul Principles? (Don’t know what the Istanbul Principles are? Find out here.)
- Does the organization embody gender equality and equity while promoting women’s and girls’ rights?
- How will accumulated finances and resources be used?
- What does each partner contribute to this relationship? Is it reciprocal?
- What does this partnership offer you and your students in return for your time and resources?
- If children from overseas are involved, how will they benefit from this partnership?
- Who is benefitting from this partnership?
Reflection questions for teachers:
- What do you hope your students will learn and how does this project or partnership foster and enhance that learning?
- Is this a long-term partnership or short-term initiative? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? How will this affect your learning outcomes?
- Does this project primarily support and exemplify mutual reciprocity, or a charitable exchange? What is the difference, and how does each of those impact your partners?
- Have you explored the difference between charity and reciprocity with your students?
- Are there mechanisms in place to ensure financial and social accountability for both you and your partner?
- In what ways does the partnership support critical reflection in your students?
- In what ways do you anticipate that the partnership will promote agency among students in relation to international development and global citizenship?