A PARTNERSHIP between Huddersfield University and students in Zambia is helping the development of the African country.
Graduates are now working with street children, children and young people orphaned by AIDS and people living in poverty.
Five students, Rose Phoebe Kakompe-Kasonde, Bernadette Rose Liyungu, Kabuswe Musonda, Oswald Mutale and Esnart Zulu attended a graduation ceremony in Huddersfield on Wednesday with family and friends.
The Zambian degree ceremony will take place at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka, next Friday.
The partnership between the School of Education and Professional Development in Huddersfield and the King George VI National Youth College in Zambia has resulted in 39 Zambian students graduating with BA honours degrees in community education.
Prof David Taylor from Huddersfield's school of music, humanities and media will preside at the ceremony in Lusaka and Dr Ann Harris and Dr Helen Jones will represent the school of education and professional development.
Students in Zambia worked part-time in-service while working for the Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development or similar in Zambia.
She said: "What they have achieved is phenomenal with the limited resources and facilities available to them. They have gained skills in working alongside communities to identify ways to meet their needs."