LUCAS Schools Project

A view of Africa from the people who live there

Since 2004 the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) has been recruiting and training African postgraduates to deliver African Voices activity days in Leeds primary schools. Our postgraduates are ambassadors for Africa, their country and their culture. They offer pupils a first-hand perspective on the diversity of the continent and present a more positive and balanced view of the African continent and its peoples.

This excellent initiative enhances and supports children’s understanding of the complexities of Africa, challenges stereotypes and prejudice, and promotes cultural diversity. It fully supports the aims of the Stephen Lawrence Education Standard.

Denise Trickett – School Improvement Adviser (Equality and Entitlement)