Refugee crisis resources

Rayyan 7 years old from Iraq with her luggage in Kara Tepe camp in Lesvos, Greece: refugee crisis Lesvos

Liven up your literacy lessons with gripping stories and colourful activities from ActionAid that show what life is like for many child refugees. Use these resources to build literacy and empathy, and to help your class to answer questions such as: ‘How is life different for child refugees?’ and, ‘if you were a refugee, what would you take?’

Fearless women, inspirational leaders

Fearless women, Inspirational leaders

Inspire your school with stories from four fearless women who became inspirational leaders. Use this KS3 and KS4 resource from ActionAid as an assembly or in a citizenship class as a discussion starter on the issue of women’s rights.

Refugees: In their own words

Refugees - In their own words

Suitable for lessons in Geography, Citizenship and English, ActionAid’s secondary school resources on the refugee crisis will help your students to understand the lives and experiences of refugees as they tell their own stories, in their own words.

Bringing Data to Life

This toolkit helps Maths and Geography teachers and students in secondary schools to engage with global issues, and specifically issues of female empowerment, through innovative use of real development data.

Chembakolli: the complete package

Chembakolli - complete package

Discover the famous village of Chembakolli, India with this set of primary resources from ActionAid. Includes resources on Chembakolli schools, housing, transport, games and toys and of course their famous fair trade tea.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) teaching resources

FGM fact or myth

Created for Key Stage 3 and 4 Citizenship and PSHE classes, these resources focus on dispelling myths around FGM. They also include the powerful stories of those who have been affected by FGM and those who are working to eradicate it.

If I Were President

If I Were President

This Oxfam resource provides photos and quotes from children living in a slum area of Nairobi. Ten children were asked: “What would you do if you were president for the day?”