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.)
Find out how we help poor families in Africa
This video, mainly from Uganda, introduces how cows can help - click play to view. This video is hosted on Vimeo, if you have restricted access to this site (as is the case in some Primary schools) you will not be able to view this video online. 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.
Donate to our work in a tangible way
Our online charity gifts shop is a great way for you to solve present buying issues and help families in Africa! It’s where you can donate towards our work through buying alternative gifts - from cows and goats, to keyhole gardens and magic muck! Children also respond really well to virtual gifts and many teachers have asked pupils not to buy them candles and cuddly toys at the end of term, but to buy a Send a Cow gift instead. So, why not view our gifts shop now.
Fun animations that help to explain our work
These delightful, short animations, called ‘Four African Tales’ give an easy to follow explanation of some of Send a Cow’s work in Africa. They are ideal for use in an assembly and on an interactive whiteboard and they’re created to educate and bring a smile to children’s faces as they find out how we go about helping poor families get out of poverty.
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.
Brighten up your desktop with these cool wallpapers!
We’ve made a series of wallpapers for kids to download on our Cowforce.com website. But we don’t want to let the kids get all the cool stuff, so we’ve got them here for you to download too! Choose from a map of Africa, some Mr Tomato Head themed images and some cow flavoured ones. If you want to see what you’re getting before you download, go to http://www.cowforce.com/free-stuff or simply click on the files below (choose your screen resolution 800x600 small or 1024x768 big), then right click over the image and ‘Set as desktop background’. Easy peasy!
Packed with food related resources
This poster is useful all year, but fits especially well into a harvest topic. There is information about growing food in Rwanda, some fun classroom ideas, plus Janvier’s and Rose’s stories of orphan headed households who now have healthy food because of Send a Cow’s help. The lessons and resources that support the material found on this poster can be found in this section. To receive copies of this resource please use the ‘Order and Sign up’ page and to view our other materials, use the link to the main Send a Cow website.
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.
Grandparents whose cow helps many children
This older couple help to look after their 12 grandchildren. Their case study highlights the importance of looking after children who have lost their parents as a result of disease and conflict. The ‘Milk & Veg’ assembly is linked to this story and the couple appear on the blue poster.
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.)
A visual resource that introduces just what cows can do
How can a cow help a family? This Powerpoint spells it out in an easily understood and visual way that can be adapted for various age groups. A useful resource for lessons and assemblies to introduce how difference a cow can make to a poor family. Information and notes can be found below each slide. If you would like to donate to Send a Cow using our gifts website, featuring cows and other gifts, please use the link below.
Explains how cows can help - in a fun way!
This fun animation from Cowforce.com neatly sums up how a cow can help a poor family. Really useful for an assembly and as an introduction to our work - guaranteed to have your pupils smiling. Turn your sound up to enhance the experience. We have supplied an exe file for PC that opens straight up (over 2MB) or Quicktime files that are smaller and a Welsh option is included here. There is also a Powerpoint file, to allow you to go at your own pace. Have fun!
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.
Traveling cow meets Barnaby Bear!
A marvelously fun thing to do! Inspire pupils’ imaginations by sending your own furry cow or goat traveller(s) across the world in a jiffy bag. The animal gets to visit lots of places in the world en-route and helps your pupils learn about different locations. This idea is a pro-active version of QCA Unit 5 - Where in the world is Barnaby Bear?
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.
Imagine life through a cow's eyes!
Allow pupils’ imaginations to come alive in this creative writing lesson. They put themselves in an animals’ skin, so to speak - seeing things from their perspective and imagining what life would be like for a cow in Africa!