Self Help Africa believes young people can make a big difference!
Our curriculum-linked resources for key stage 1, key stage 2, key stage 3, key stage 4 and sixth form will bring the people Self Help Africa works with into your classroom.
Whilst our resources are provided for free, we hope that your school will help families in rural Africa by fundraising. Your school can get involved in one of our campaigns or organise your own fundraising activity at any time of the year. Every penny you raise makes a huge difference to the families we work with.
The resources below are excellent starting points for learning about Africa:
What does Self Help Africa do and why? What is the impact of our work? This two-page fact sheet answers these questions in an straight forward way.
These two-page fact sheets give overviews of the nine African countries where we work, with information on the country’s culture, geography, economy, history and development issues. The fact sheets compare key data with the UK, and they link well to the teaching resources.
You can browse our online gallery to see photographs from African countries and our projects. You can search for specific keywords like ‘goat’, ‘Kenya’, ‘child’ etc, using the search box at the top right hand side. The photographs can be saved and printed by right clicking.
The resources below will get your fundraising off to a flying start! You can find more fun ideas and resources here.
For a simple way to collect spare change, pupils can cut out and stick it together our collection box template. They can decorate the box using the suggestions on page 3 which include goats, bees and bright African patterns. Then take the boxes home and start collecting spare change!
There are hundreds of simple ways that your school can fundraise and have fun at the same time! The best way to return your money is to fill in this form and send it with a cheque to the address on the form.
This poster is perfect for any advertising any fundraising event that your school holds. There’s plenty of space for you to fill in with the date, time and event details.