This story will transport you to a village in Western Sierra Leone where you will have the chance to meet Beshey Konneh, a 14-year-old-boy whose parents are cocoa farmers.
Beshey’s Story is a fantastic way to teach students about daily life in rural Sierra Leone, different types of agriculture in the country, and the difference between cash crops and subsistence crops. At the end of the story you will find a list of suggested follow-up activities to consolidate student learning.
This story will transport you to a farm in Western Sierra Leone where you will have the chance to meet an inspiring cocoa farmer named Lucia Mansaray. Lucia’s Story is a fantastic way to teach students about the Gola Rainforest, forest friendly cocoa farming and Fairtrade Premium. At the end of the story you will […]
A film made in 2020 for schools about the people of the great Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone, West Africa. 14-year-old Beshey shares the story of his family, explaining how a group of cocoa farmers have come together to protect the forest, and develop their communities through Fairtrade. The challenge for the people of the […]
Global food issues are complex. While supplies have surpassed population growth, 821 million people still go to bed hungry every night. This resource will help learners aged 11-14 to understand how global supply chains currently work; where our food comes from, and some of the challenges facing the small-scale farmers who produce it. Learners can […]
Learn about what caused the Ebola crisis, what are its effects and how it can be overcome But what caused the Ebola crisis, what are its effects and how will it be overcome? This resource contains a presentation to help learners to understand the crisis, a workshop activity and additional materials for teachers to produce […]
Use this short resource to gain a snapshot into the lives of children around the world. Learners can use real data, case studies and photographs to develop empathy and investigate the effects of inequality and poverty on children’s opportunities. They can then think critically about inequality and hone their skills with specific curriculum-linked sessions. These […]
Test your learners’ climate consciousness. Climate change is the single greatest threat to the progress which has been made to end poverty. It will most profoundly affect the world’s poorest people who are less able to deal with shocks and have contributed least to the changing climate. This quiz can help your learners explore the […]
Global citizenship is all about encouraging young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the world. Ideal for use at the start of the academic year, school term or a new topic, the following activities support learners aged 7 to 14 to develop some of the key elements of […]
Learners will increase their awareness of what tax is, how the money is spent and our shared responsibility for public services. They will start to understand why it is important to pay tax, and through playing a simulation game, discuss and draw their own conclusions about whether everyone pays their fair share of tax. They will conclude by reflecting on how things might be made fairer.