WELCOME TO KIJANI INSTITUTE

Kijani means “green and growing” in Swahili. This platform is for Cross-cultural communication, co – learning programs and exchange. Related programmes are very important as they contribute towards making the world a better place to live in especially in the 21st century. When two or more cultures meet and or interact, they share their life experiences and these offers learning opportunities for those involved to realize their identities while at the same time appreciating the identities, cultures and ways of lives of others. This opens the door for recognition of a man as a human being among human beings. We have started this programme between Denmark and Kenya, but we intend to expand it between other countries.

Our Programs

1. OURE PROGRAMME

The Kijani Institute of Cross Cultural Communication started to collaborate with the Schools in Oure Sports and Performing Arts in November 2013. Since the first visit where the top managers from the tree schools visited Kenya the collaboration with Kenya has grown. Oure College of Sports & Performing Arts is a unique school based in the heart of Denmark. It is the biggest boarding school in Denmark combining Sports and arts with academic knowledge. The school society contains three schools:

2. RISSKOV PROGRAMME

Risskov is a boarding school with lower secondary standard. 9. – 10. Graders. The school is place near Denmark’s second largest city: Aarhus Risskov started to visit Nyeri Baptist High School for the first time in 2017, and then went there with a whole group of 28 students in March 2018. The International Line at the school focuses on intercultural competences and partnering with Nyeri Baptist Highschool

3. TORNBJERG PROGRAMME

Tornbjerg Gymnasium is a Danish upper secondary school located in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark and the birth place of the poet Hans Christian Andersen. The school was founded in 1978 to meet the demand for upper secondary education in the area. Recently, the school has undergone extensive expansion and modernization creating a better and more interesting environment for teaching, learning and extra-curricular activities.

4. GLAD PROGRAMME

GLAD – a programme involving cooperation with Kenya focusing on the new teacher training education. GLAD ”Global Learning – Advanced professionalism – Dialogue” is a development programme in conjunction with the new teacher training education (LU 13). The main aim of the project is to qualify future teachers’ skills in the sphere of global learning, communication and information in cooperation with three teacher training colleges in Kenya. The project is supported by Danida and will be realised within a four year time frame (2014-2018).

5. GCI PROGRAMME

GCI is a branch of the larger TTC programme GLAD – Global Learning Advanced Professionalism Dialogue between UCL TTC in Denmark, Murang’a TTC in Makuyu, Kenya and Kamwenja Teachers College in Nyeri Kenya. GCI is a programme between Nyeri Good Shepherd Academy in Nyeri, Kenya and Hunderup Skolen in Odense. The abbreviation GCI represents Global Citizenship and Imprints which is the full name of the project.

6. THE MEL PROGRAMME

MEL meaning Move – Eat – Learn, aims to build global learning processes for teachers and pupils within primary schools from Gentofte – Denmark and Primary Schools in Nairobi, Kenya. The main focus of the dialogues is issues related to a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating and physical activities that promote good health. The themes are cross curricular and cross cultural, they will consist of identical themes and topics involving the subjects like mathematics, sciences, physical education and home economics.