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 Charity status confirmed by Charity Commission 26/11/2014. Registered Charity No. 1159520

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Building Futures in The Gambia

Registered Charity No. 1159520

A growing collection of FREE curriculum led teaching resources, to help bring Africa and development to life in your school.

SEND A COW

Lessons from Africa

Africa Startup

Africa Startup (Gambia) is a charitable foundation based in Norway with the mission to improve livelihoods in The Gambia through education in agricultural innovation, environmental protection and entrepreneurship.

My Farm

This one hectare farm is a residential education centre for children, young people and farmers, providing an exciting educational journey from seed to business, acknowledging the importance of independent food security in an ever-more unpredictable global environment.

Click HERE to visit their Facebook page.
Click HERE to download ‘My News’ - the newspaper for Gambian youth.

GAMBIA STARTUP

My Farm

Click the logo or site title to visit.

Tide~ global learning is a teachers' network promoting the idea that young people have an entitlement to global learning through engaging with global perspectives, human rights, sustainability and international development.

TIDE

Global Learning

AMAZING AFRICA

Key Stage 2 Literacy

This is a link to a selection of African based texts that have been tried, tested and enjoyed by pupils studying Africa

CHANGE THE WORLD…

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Explore the Millennium Development Goals through posters and activities. For use with 7-14 year olds.

KUMBA AM AND KUMBA AMUL

A Gambian Folk Tale

This Gambia Folk Tale is appropriate for children of all ages.

PLAY FAIR

World Cup 2014 Activities

Harness the energy around the football World Cup in Brazil 2014 and use these resources with children to explore global justice issues through the lens of sport and football.

YOUNG AFRICA

Celebrating Life In Africa

A key aim of the Young Africa web site is to provide teachers with useful, curriculum relevant resources to give children the opportunity to find out about life in Africa.

AFRICA

Compare and Contrast

Four Activity Lesson Plans from the TES resource page for 8 to 11 year olds. Explores similarities and differences between African communities and our own.

AFRICAN ART

Ideas for African Art

Powerpoint is a lead in for African art to stimulate ideas. Activity: Colour wash sunset-colour mixing different reds, oranges and yellows-observe sunsets on powerpoint. Cut out African houses, animals etc from black paper and stick on. A very effective display!

LIFE IN RURAL AFRICA

An Assembly

How is life different for children in the UK and rural Africa? What challenges families face and how can they be helped? This is an assembly suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2.

BUILD AFRICA

A KS1 Short Scheme of Work

This scheme of works helps young children to explore some of the problems that children face whilst living in Kenya and Uganda.

TEACHER’S PET - AFRICA

Topic Packs and Ideas

A fantastic topic that can be covered in Early years, KS1 and KS2. Our packs ranges in its resources, from African animals to slavery and poverty.

EARLY LEARNING - AFRICA

Free Early Learning Resources for Teachers

Many of the resources in this section have been created by Kerry Moody, an experienced EYFS teacher and manager. Others have been shared by Lessons from Africa, which is the education programme run by the charity Send a Cow.

KENYA

A Changing Nation

A collection of resources for Key Stages 1-2 children to help them to explore and understand life in Kenya.

LEARNING ABOUT DISTANT PLACES

Key Stage 1

A member of a TIDE Gambian study group shares some key findings from her research with young children and reflects upon the implications for teaching and learning strategies.

A GAMBIAN PARTNERSHIP SCHOOL

St. Michael’s C. of E. School, Playden

Children at St. Michael’s C. of E. Primary School in Playden are learning about life and culture in The Gambia. They’ve made lots of Powerpoint presentations about life in The Gambia.

KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING

BBC - Africa

A collection of video resources from the BBC detailing life in African countries.

CAFOD

Just One World

Use our resources to learn more about access to clean water and safe sanitation.

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES

A loving home for every child

These resources are designed to help educate students and young people about the lives of children across the world, and the challenges that many of them face.

LEARN

Primary teaching resources

Download or order easy-to-use primary assemblies, classroom activities and games to help pupils engage with world issues and reflect on their own role as global citizens.

GEOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIATION

Resources

The Geographical Association is a source for lots of Global Dimension activities including resources for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

COMMONWEALTH ONLINE

Our shared history

Education resources from the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum.