CAFOD Factsheets

CAFOD Factsheets

The Catholic aid agency CAFOD has produced a set of useful factsheets on a range of development issues. These are great for research, homework or a brief overview of some major themes in global development.

Plan for Change: HIV and AIDS Toolkit

This toolkit from Plan Canada aims to help you explore the issue of HIV/AIDS. In communities where HIV/AIDS is prevalent, children are often denied their rights. The diseases take a toll, sometimes leaving children orphaned and discriminated against.

The State of the World Atlas

This book, published by New Internationalist, features over 50 thematic world maps which graphically analyse every key indicator and vital statistic of modern life, from wealth and power, war and peace through to rights, health and the environment.

HIV Myths, Stigma and Awareness

HIV awareness and stigma around infection is still a major global issue. This lesson aims to improve student awareness by increasing knowledge and understanding with a quiz followed by an activity about infection based on experiential active learning

Ask the Expert: Ruth Evans (HIV/AIDS)

An interview with an expert on HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. An estimated 34 million people were estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS, as of 2011. Thirty million of these live in low and middle income countries.

Problem solving lesson set in an orphan household in Uganda

Matia's tough choice

This lesson takes the story of Matia and shows the realities for a group of orphans in Uganda. Pupils are asked to empathise with the orphans’ dilemma and discuss what choice they should make using the scenarios and facts given to them

togetherTV

Launched in March 2005 by Christian Aid and the Irish development agency Trocaire, togetherTV gives individuals in the developing world a rarely heard voice.

Christian Aid secondary assemblies

Christian Aid has produced a range of free, ready-to-use multi-faith secondary assemblies that bring global issues of poverty and injustice to life.
Each assembly includes a suggested script on a PDF, with ideas for reflection and further action

HIV / AIDS

World AIDS Day Ribbon image

According to UNICEF, every minute one child dies and four children lose a parent due to an AIDS-related illness. HIV/AIDS is surrounded by murky layers of prejudice and misunderstanding, so it’s important to teach about this issue in order to create a safer, fairer and healthier world.