Government of Canada

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

International School Twinning Initiative

The International School Twinning Initiative (ISTI) aims to engage Canadian and developing-country teachers and students in a shared learning experience. The ISTI provides an enriched interactive learning environment to benefit both Canadian and developing-country classrooms, providing students and teachers with:

  • improved quality of education in the targeted subject matter
  • greater insight into international development
  • greater appreciation of their role as global citizens, and
  • enhanced ability to communicate international development issues

Through ISTI a Canadian classroom (students aged 11 to 14) is twinned with a classroom in a developing country, together they participate in real time activities via video conferencing.

CIDA will provide up to a maximum of $30,000 for each Canadian school selected, for direct and overhead costs incurred by the school.

The deadline for submissions to the program has passed.

This initiative is part of CIDA's Global Citizens Program.