A photo-poster with stories and information on the back
This poster tells the stories of four groups of people helped by Send a Cow: Matia, Mare-Rose, Sanyu & Justine and Theresa & Kobwemi. It is also packed with information, fun ideas and lesson material to bring the stories to life. There are plenty of resources listed that can support learning by referring to the people on this poster. To receive copies of the poster, please use the Order and sign up page.
Two Ugandan girls who help in the school farm
This is the story of two schoolgirls who drink milk from a cow given to their head teacher by Send a Cow. The school has a whole farmyard of animals now that are looked after by the schoolchildren and help the pupils to stay healthy. Many of the children in the school are orphans, but are now able to get an education to help them out of poverty. Their picture is on the front of the blue poster.
Matia is 10 and part of an orphan headed household
Matia is one of eight orphans growing up in a household in southern Uganda. His story shows how the milk and manure from their cow has helped them to overcome malnutrition and extreme poverty. This story is linked to the ‘Tough Choice’ lesson and Matia’s picture is on the front of the blue poster. The .kmz file is a short Google Earth Tour showing where Matia lives (click on it if you have Google Earth, then click on the sub-folder and play.)
Marie-Rose is a 14 year old Rwandan girl
Marie-Rose has worked hard to get out of poverty through looking after her goats. Her sisters and her get money from breeding them and selling goat kids and vegetables at the market. Her daily routine is included in her story and forms a Maths lesson, you can also play the dodgeball game that she plays in her spare time. Marie-Rose’s picture is on the front of the blue poster.
A day in the life of Marie-Rose from Rwanda
This worksheet is based around the daily routine of Marie-Rose from Rwanda. In this activity, pupils compare their daily lives with Marie-Rose’s and use fractions and decimals to help them. The sheet can be used to comapre lives and as a start of discussion about living in a diverse world.
Lively African ball game
This is a popular game in East Africa, game played in many school playgrounds. It involves at least three players and lots of running and dodging. It can be a good way of getting pupils active at breaktime.
How a cow changed a family forever
Using Theresa and Kobwemi’s story, this assembly highlights the huge difference a cow can make to a family - from the amount of milk produced and the increase in vegetables. The theme of the assembly incorporates the importance of healthy eating and drinking milk for children in the UK and links in well with QCA Unit 3A - Teeth and eating.
Problem solving activity from real life
This lesson takes Matia’s story one-step further and shows the realities for a group of orphans. Pupils are asked to empathise with the orphans’ dilemma and discuss what choice they should make using the scenarios and facts given to them about real life in Uganda. There are opportunities for discussion, problem solving and numeracy in this thought provoking lesson.
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