Questions and pictures exploring life in Lesotho
This Powerpoint invites pupils to look at similarities and differences between their lives and that of Karabo from Lesotho. These slides show several pictures from her everyday life, including her home, school and doing jobs and a series of questions are posed to get children thinking. This resource can act as a good starting point for discussion and is linked to other resources about Karabo’s life. For more information for Welsh schools wanting to partner with a Lesothan school, visit the Dolen Cymru website.
A fun outdoor Lesothan game
A 5-a-side game for break times that is played in Lesotho. Mokou involves being quick on your feet and working as a team - requiring only some stones and a recycled plastic bag ball to play. Playing African games like this can be a great way of teaching how to have fun outdoors using local materials.
A day in the life of Karabo
Find out what nine-year-old Karabo does during her day and see how Send a Cow have helped her family. If you don’t have access to Vimeo.com at school, register for an account on their website at home and then you can download all our videos using the link on the bottom right of each video page. For more information for Welsh schools wanting to partner with a Lesothan school, visit the Dolen Cymru website.
You can download these videos for use in schools (if Vimeo is blocked) by creating a Vimeo.com account, going to the video and choosing the ‘download’ option on the right.
Facts and background info - great for projects
These sheets give a brief overview of Lesotho, with information on the geography, culture and issues of the mountain kingdom. They are useful if you are studying Lesotho in Geography ‘Mountains and Sustainability’ work and offer comparisons with the UK. They also link well to the stories of Mpho, and Karabo. You can also browse a number of images from Lesotho in our image gallery. For more information for Welsh schools wanting to partner with a Lesothan school, visit the Dolen Cymru website.
Galleries of free photos from Africa
Visit our gallery where you can view and download hundreds of images taken in African countries. The pictures can be used for all sorts of activities, including comparing lives, making leaflets, finding out about animals, making African gardens and lots more. Have a look at the tips pdf to make the most of the images and if you would like access to even more pictures, log in to the main Send a Cow images site.
Background info on Karabo from Lesotho
These information boxes give insights into nine year old Karabo’s life, they can be cut up and handed out to table groups to discuss the questions are posed on each one. The boxes can also be used to promote discussion on their own, or by viewing this video piece (watch the Life in Lesotho video clip) or Karabo’s life in Lesotho Powerpoint. For more information for Welsh schools wanting to partner with a Lesothan school, visit the Dolen Cymru website.
Three case studies of how Bag Gardens help families
These simple stories show how using Bag Gardens can really help families grow more food. They can be easily understood by children and printed out to use as part of an African Gardens display. The ‘Gardens background’ file helps set the scene to our work. Elias and Julia can also be seen on the Cabbages and Cowpats DVD using their Keyhole Garden.
A fun introduction to special African style gardens
This fun, colourful animation from our kids site, Cowforce.com, explains why special gardens are needed in some places in Africa (like Lesotho) and how they can help a poor family. Really useful for an assembly and as an introduction to our African Gardens work in the UK. Turn your sound up to enhance the experience. We have supplied an exe file for PC that should open straight up (over 2MB) or a Quicktime file that is smaller for PC. Have fun.
Mpho is a four year old boy from Lesotho
Mpho lives with his mum and grandma, Mametseliso. Their story shows how Send a Cow training in natural farming methods can supply whole communities with the means to grow healthy food. A great case study if you are looking at the importance of healthy eating and/or growing plants and vegetables. The .kmz file is a short Google Earth Tour showing where Mpho lives (click on it if you have Google Earth, then click on the sub-folder and play.) There are various resources linked to this story mainly around using his keyhole garden and what he eats in, Mpho’s food miles and 5 a day with Mpho. For more information for Welsh schools wanting to partner with a Lesothan school, visit the Dolen Cymru website.
Fun hopping game from Lesotho
A variation of Hop-Scotch played in Lesotho by Julia. The game involves shunting a shoe polish tin around a grid as you hop. Not as easy as it sounds, but really good fun! You could have a competition to see who can get to the end.
Make a moo game for two!
Make your own colourful version of this traditional Sudanese cow herder’s game. It can bring the Global Dimension into Art and is easy to make and fun to play! This game is also played in Lesotho.
Comparing where children's food comes from
This lesson plan focuses on where the food we eat comes from and the concept of ‘food miles’. It uses the story of Mpho - a four year old boy from Lesotho, who eats vegetables grown in his family’s Keyhole Garden. Where his food is grown is compared to where pupils get their food from, in the activity. It links well to QCA Geography Unit 8 - ‘Connecting ourselves to the world’. The .kmz file is a short Google Earth Tour showing where Mpho lives (click on it if you have Google Earth, then click on the sub-folder and play.)
Healthy eating lessons from Africa
These two lessons fulfill the curriculum requirement to teach about food groups through reference to the story of a four year old boy from Lesotho called Mpho. They are part global Citizenship and part Science and encourage children to think about healthy eating and specifically the goal of eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day - fitting into QCA - Teeth and eating and other areas in Science. For more information for Welsh schools wanting to partner with a Lesothan school, visit the Dolen Cymru website.