Rose is an 11 year old from Rwanda
Rose is a young Rwandan girl who survived the 1994 genocide with her brother Fidele. Her story shows how new life and hope has come into their family since being given a cow and training in natural farming methods. You can meet Rose and find out about her day on Cowforce.com. There are also games that Rose plays included, the circle game and Bounceball. The .kmz file is a short Google Earth Tour showing where Rose lives (click on it if you have Google Earth, then click on the sub-folder and play.)
A board game to understand more about life in Rwanda
This simple classroom game helps pupils to compare their lives with that of eleven-year-old Rose from Rwanda. Children can look at similarities and differences with their lives and have fun making their own game, deciding how the game works and discussing whether things in Rose’s life are positive or negative. You can introduce her to your class using interactive content on our kids site, Cowforce.com.
Facts and background info - great for projects
These sheets give a brief overview of Rwanda, with information on the geography, culture and issues in the country. They are useful if you are studying Rwanda in topic work and offer comparisons with the UK, they also link well to the stories of Rose, Marie-Rose and Janvier. You can find all sort of images from Rwanda in our gallery. And you can make a donation to help a Rwandan orphan group by following this link.
Compare life in the UK with a Rwandan child's day
Linked to Rose’s day on the Cowforce.com website, these lesson ideas help pupils to compare their daily lives with those of Rose from Rwanda. They can fill in activities on a time circle and read more information about her day, prompting further discussion and learning about living in a diverse world.
Visit a Rwandan orphan's house
These lessons can help pupils to understand what everyday life is like for a child in Rwanda and link to the African Rose page on the Cowforce.com website. Rose shows visitors around her house and supporting resources explain more about her life and look at the concepts of ‘needs’ and ‘wants’. A Google Earth file is also provided, locating Rose’s house in Rwanda.
Fun, small group game from Rwanda
Simple but fun playground game