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.
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.
The story of a 15 year old Ugandan orphan
Berna is from the Rakai district of southern Uganda, on of the places where AIDS first took hold in Africa. Her story highlights how a gift of goats and chickens from Send a Cow made a real difference in her life and the lives of her brothers and sisters. There are several resources linked to her story: a series of lessons and an assembly called Berna’s goats and chickens, the Pink Poster and the goats and chickens Powerpoint.
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.
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.
Visual resource about how to help a group of orphans
This assembly is about the best way of helping a child-headed household. It explains how goats and chickens can make a difference to a group of orphans. It can be used on its own or with Berna’s Story. If you would like to help people like Berna you can donate using our gifts website, featuring goats and chickens, using the link below.
A simple summing up of help from goats and chickens
A simple Powerpoint giving some background pictures and information about Uganda, which then explains how goats and chickens can benefit an African family. The slides loosely link with Berna’s story and include some background notes. If you would like to donate to Send a Cow using our gifts website, featuring goats and chickens, please use the link below.
Explores comparisons, basic needs and different ways to help people.
A collection of three lessons, an assembly and a fun classroom game, all written for the PSHE curriculum and Citizenship QCA Unit 5 - Living in a diverse world. These activities help pupils to understand what life is like for a Ugandan orphan, how it compares to their own lives and looks at different ways of helping people.