Learn an African song in the Teso language

Learn an African song

A great, fun song to learn for an assembly, this children’s song from the Teso people of Uganda is sung to warn young people against stealing grain or groundnuts (peanuts) from the granary.

Ingenious African Appropriate Technology gallery

Ingenious African appropriate technology

Inspire your pupils with these ingenious technologies. Appropriate technology is designed to be sensitive to the environmental, social and economic aspects of the community it is intended for.

Rural Challenges: Case Studies from South India

This DVD resource visits several rural communities in the Tamil Nadu region of India to examine causes of poverty. These include: the role of land ownership, subsistence farming, the caste system, climate, globalisation, lack of access to services and the plight of women.

Sustainable Farming & Development in Dryland Africa

Excellent is a charity working in rural dryland Africa to develop and apply the technology of sand dams – enabling subsistence farmers to get access to clean water and grow enough food to eat, store and sell. This pack consists of a DVD with films

The Churki-Burki Book of Rhyme

Churki and Burki are two sisters who lead a happy, busy life in their village with their family. They spend the day fishing in the river, driving the parrots from the corn field, harvesting fruit and vegetables, and enjoying the outdoors.

Images of India

This CD from the Geographical Association has over 130 photographs from India, each with a caption and location. They are organised into the 11 categories; each category has teacher guidance and an activity idea.


This website aims to provide efficient and comprehensive access to statistical data on world issues. You select a subject from the top menu and watch the countries on the map change their size according to the data

One Hen

This beautifully illustrated book is a great way to introduce children to ideas around sustainable development. It tells the story of Kojo, a young Ghanaian boy who uses a micro loan to buy a chicken, so he can sell the eggs to make money.

The Poverty Challenge

Can exploring issues around serious issues such as poverty and subsistence farming be fun? The Poverty Challenge simulation game provides an engaging way to introduce young people to the issues of sustainability in rural communities.