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The official launch of the 3-year DfID funded project was held on Thursday 26th January 2006 in the College. The Acting Principal, Peter Finn, welcomed invited guests, college staff and students and spoke of the importance of the Global Dimension in teacher education in a rapidly changing global community.


The launch coincided with the visit of Mrs Angela Miyanda the project’s first international exchange visitor, as well as the BEd 4 and PGCE Global Dimension Conference.

Guests attending the launch included:


  • Wendy Young from the Centre for Global Education;
  • Tom Stewart, Gillian Neill and pupils from Stranmillis Primary School in Belfast;
  • Nisha Tandon from the Indian Community Centre;
  • Ronald Vellem from NICEM (Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities);
  • Eamon Keenan and Niall Moore from NICCY, (Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People);
  • Jamal Iweida from the Belfast Islamic Centre;
  • Sean McMahon an independent EAL (English as an Additional Language) teacher;
  • Áine McMullan from the Belfast Education and Library Board;
  • Susan Goode from the South Eastern Education and Library Board;
  • Susan Hampsey and Claire McGeary from St Patrick’s Primary School Dungannon.