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“Enriched minds will collectively find solutions to all other problems. No matter what poverty, illness, violence, or other problems people face, the only long-term solution is quality education.”

Charles Waigi,
Asante Africa Foundation Kenyan Board Chair

Learning about social issues helps students develop empathy and global awareness. Use the resources below to bring important issues like global literacy and gender equality into your classroom, then use our Take-Action Toolkits to help your students change the world, through the power of education!

Teacher in Classroom

Here you will find information on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals to Achieve Universal Education. This is the UN’s attempt for world wide education for everyone no matter where they live.



Resources for Elementary and
Middle School Students

 

 

Water

Water for First Time

  •  Find out why water is so precious and explore the role of water in everyday life around the world. Consider the causes and effects of water shortages and discuss water related issues.

http://www.wateraid.org/uk/learn_zone/teachers/default.asp
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/water_for_all/water

Food

foodLearn about buying food in Kenya and how these foods are cooked and prepared. Consider the ways families eat together and get your students cooking, by trying out some delicious African recipes!

http://www.actionaid.org.uk/102757/free_downloads.html
http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/educators/lessonplans/lesson.cfm?lpid=276&gid=1

African Animals

rsz_11469084185_d615e203c1_bDevelop children’s knowledge of African Animals through playing a great game of Lotto. Go on a virtual safari and discoverfascinating facts about many different animals living in the African Savannah.

http://www.young-africa.org.uk/african_animal_lotto.html
http://africa.mrdonn.org/animals.html

 

Resources for HIGH SCHOOL students

Climate Change

Explore and discuss climate change issues and give students the opportunity to take action. Consider the fact and talk about what climate change actually means for us, as well as where the most vulnerable countries are

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/category.htm?20
http://www.tagd.org.uk/Document.ashx?ID=343

Human Rights

Human Rights

Guide your students to think about why rights are important and investigate how rights apply to our own lives. Explore issues such as equality and the right to education.

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/developing_rights/?42
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/uploads/documents/doc_20598.PDF

Fair Trade

Masai MarketActivities, resources and games to start students talking about fair trade. Learn about the causes and consequences of items that are not fairly traded and the action that students can take.

http://www.traidcraftschools.co.uk/teaching_learning_resources
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/looking_behind_the_logo/?30

 

If there is a specific subject area for which you would like teaching ideas, feel free to contact us. We will be glad to help!