Are you a school teacher looking for a charity to work with? Do you want your pupils to learn more about life in Africa? Good news – we are currently looking for new schools to work with and would love to work with you!
We are currently working with three schools in Oxfordshire – Cokethorpe School and Hanborough Manor School (near Witney), and Kingham Primary School (near Chipping Norton).
We work to improve the education of young people in Kenya, Uganda & Lesotho. This is naturally relevant to schools – and is a very easy idea for school children to grasp. In this increasingly globalised world it is so important that our young people learn about other countries and cultures. We want to help your pupils learn more about Africa and discovering what an amazing and diverse continent it is.
Education about global issues – or ‘global citizenship’ – helps enable pupils to develop knowledge and skills which allow them to actively engage with the world, and help to make it a more just and sustainable place. Pupils can learn about life in other countries and develop into global citizens.
Working with us could help you to achieve, or retain, the International Schools Award. Africa, and our work, can be integrated into your curriculum in many ways. For example, in the classroom it easily fits into lessons about PHSE/citizenship, geography and music. You can also run whole-school activities, through assemblies.
Once they have learned about our work, we hope that your pupils will feel motivated to do something to make a difference to the lives of the students we support in Africa. We are a charity which is local to your school and we are therefore on-hand to offer support, information and advice as you learn more about our work and hopefully fundraise for us.
- Provide lesson plans for you to use in class to teach your pupils about life in Africa
- Come and give an assembly about our work and education in Africa
- Run African dance workshops for your pupils
- Link you up with a school in Africa and facilitate exchange of letters and possibly visits to the school (secondary schools only)
- Provide support and materials for any fundraising your school does for Rafiki.