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