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In this report, we start by looking at the individual reflections of three Global Hands Chapters, then we look at activities under education and public engagement, then international development; and last Global Hands publishing. GLOBAL HANDS ANNUAL REPORT TEST14 (1)
Global Hands was registered as a Community Interest Company (company number 07915859) in January 2012 by De Montfort University staff and students with the aim to tackle issues regarding local and global inequality through community engagement. Over the following years, a branch was registered as a charitable company in The Gambia.
Global Hands, in its approach of working with people to build their capacities, considers itself a pedagogic innovator with a clear focus on using participatory methodologies to place those most disadvantaged at the centre of finding sustainable solutions to the problems they face. The core business of Global Hands is education and public engagement; international development’ and publication of critical Southern voices. We are, and will continue to work with communities and individuals through a wide range of methods including: non-formal education, arts, conferences, project work and sports in promoting education for critical consciousness as well as building the capacities of individuals and communities to initiate sustainable development. So far, we have done this through working with public and charity organisations, working with the Manduar Development Hub (in The Gambia), taking over 400 students to The Gambia on transformative study visits, publishing books by Southern authories and producing an academic journal.