Facts and background info - great for projects
These sheets give a brief overview of Uganda, with information on the geography, culture and issues in the country. They are useful if you are studying Uganda in topic work and offer comparisons with the UK, they also link well to the stories of Matia, Sanyu and Theresa. You can find all sorts of images from Uganda in our gallery. And you can make a donation to our work in Africa, including in Uganda by following this link.
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.
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.)
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.