Surprising facts about Africa – challenging stereotypes

Surprising facts about Africa

Science and technology in Africa is an area which children in the UK tend to know very little about and so these facts and lesson plan help to address this. Even when we are familiar with African music, arts, or sport, we tend to hear very little about the use of certain innovations. These may […]

Olinga’s climate change game

Olinga's climate change game

Using this simple, fun game, case study and Powerpoint, you can help pupils to understand how climate change is already affecting families in African countries.

Nkokonjeru school gardens

Nkokonjeru school gardens

This case study of a poor school can be used to inspire your pupils in their school gardening project. It tells the story of a small and poor school in rural Uganda who have been working hard to grow their own crops and produce food at school.

Helping Prisca – basic needs and sustainable help

Helping Prisca

A collection of three lessons that explore comparisons between the UK and Kenya, basic needs (and wants) and different ways to help people in Africa. These lessons are all written for the Geography and Citizenship curriculum – living in a diverse world.

Disease prevention & hygiene gallery from Uganda

Disease prevention hygiene gallery

These photos with captions underneath show how important hygiene is in rural African households. Various simple techniques and tips are used by Jane to keep things, and people, clean so that disease is prevented wherever possible.


This is a global education training resource for secondary teachers. It starts off by introducing the term ‘global education’, explains why it is important, and explores different concepts and methodology. It also explores the Millennium Development

Food groups, five a day and harvest in Africa

5-a-day African style

These two lessons fulfill the curriculum requirement to teach about food groups through reference to the story of a four year old boy from Lesotho called Mpho who grows food in a Keyhole Garden.

Millennium Development Goals

Our 2012-13 Global Wallplanner featured photos that illustrate the Millennium Development Goals, eight international targets for reducing global poverty by 2015. This teaching resource provides further information on the MDGs, and suggests ways to