Schools of Participation

Our work to train and empower marginalised people

Sharing experiences, learning skills, being more effective and working with others to bring about change!

Schools of Participation are an alternative space where people meet to reflect on their reality, share experiences, gain skills, learn together and plan actions to have more control over what is happening in their lives and communities.

Schools aim to strengthen the capacity of individuals, local groups and organisations to play an active role, to have a greater say, be mobilised and take action to improve their communities.

Church Action on Poverty developed the School of Participation methodology, and we have trained other people and organisations (such as Community Pride) to deliver their own Schools.

Click the links below to find out more.

  • about schools

  • resources

    See some materials developed through Schools of Participation

  • blog

    Read reports from Schools of Participation on our blog

Church Action On Poverty, Unit 28 Sandpiper Court, Water’s Edge Business Park, Modwen Road, Salford M5 3EZ

Telephone 0161 872 9294 or email

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