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

Rainbow Nation

This case study highlights the challenges faced by South Africa in developing its economy sustainably, and addressing changing settlement patterns. Despite the end of apartheid in the 1990s, disparities still exist, though now more economically focused – the richest 7% of the population receive over 40% of the country’s income. HIV/AIDS further hinders development and […]

Pupil power

A case study detailing work by British schools working with local communities in Lesotho. The project included delivering renewable energy, communications, environmental sustainability, education and AIDS prevention in the developing world. AIDS devastates countries such as Lesotho by resulting in large orphan populations and rendering many unable to work. This resource could be used in […]

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


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