This free DVD resource is about the right to education and why girls and women in particular are excluded from enjoying this right. It is produced by Camfed International, a charity which supports girls’ education in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi.
Using examples from Camfed’s work, including film and audio testimonies from women in Zambia, the resource explains how poverty creates barriers for many girls who want to go to school but can’t. The excellent activities outlined in the Teacher’s Notes help pupils to empathise with others and think about what it feels like, and what it means, to be denied the right to education.
Most of the activities are appropriate for upper primary or lower secondary, but they could also be extended and adapted for older or younger students. There is also a suggested assembly and photo-journalism project for all age groups. The resources and activities are designed for Citizenship and English but also link to Geography, Physical Education, ICT, Maths, Art and Design and PSHE. There is a curriculum links box for each core activity which shows which subjects are supported.
- DVD (free)
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