Hay and Timbuktu have a shared love of the written word. Timbuktu is an ancient site of Islamic scholarship, and is famous for its huge collection of medieval manuscripts.
Two Towns One World is a 2-year project funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union, and managed by Hay Town Council. The project aims to raise awareness and understanding among people in Hay-on-Wye/ Powys of global development issues and the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for poverty reduction.
Specifically, the project is engaging with local schools, supporting teachers to develop educational resources which draw on the link between Hay and Timbuktu to promote global learning. The project is also engaging with the broader community; the Community Link & Learn Fund provides resources to groups to develop and manage projects which promote learning between Hay and Timbuktu on a wide range of thematic areas, from health and farming, to sports and culture.
Contact: Anne Hillyer, project coordinator,
Email or phone 029 2125 1025, Mobile 07969 309001.