LUCAS Schools Project

A view of Africa from the people who live there

Between 2004 and 2020 the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) recruited and trained over 120 African postgraduates to deliver African Voices activity days in Leeds primary schools. Our postgraduates were ambassadors for Africa, their country and their culture. They offered pupils a first-hand perspective on the diversity of the continent and presented a more positive and balanced view of the African continent and its peoples.

The LUCAS Schools Project has now been suspended and may return at a future date. In the mean time, the teaching resources our postgraduates used in the classroom are currently being edited for inclusion on the LUCAS website.