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Lee Hunter

Deputy Head Teacher at The Tiffin Girls’ School in London

“The beauty of ‘Our Africa’ is that it shows children in the UK the similarities between their own lives and children living in Africa. As well as showing the obstacles that many young people face living in Africa, it essentially shows young people with similar mindsets, ambitions, hopes and interests. It is a great learning tool.”

Sam Wintle

Class Teacher (Year 3) at Ursula Taylor Lower School, Clapham, Beds:

"The children spent the whole lesson engrossed on the site and not once came up to tell me they'd finished or ask what to look at next, which normally happens when they're given a task on the computers."

Our Africa Teaching Resources

Our Africa - School teaching resources

Our Africa is an online collection of videos of daily life as seen through the eyes of young people living in African countries.

Our Africa map

Choose your country

Focus on a particular African country. We have resources about Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and Zambia.

Choose a country here...

Our Africa topics

Choose your topic

We have resources on a wide range of topics, from climate and agriculture, to tourism and communications.

Choose a topic here...

Our Africa homepage

Our Africa home

Explore Our Africa, the online resource that children can use to develop their understanding of the African continent

Our Africa home...


As well as giving a unique insight into Africa, the free resources on the site can be readily used in the classroom in support of the national curriculum, as shown in this video.

Free classroom and homework resources

This page guides you to a selection of resources available for teachers. These include scenarios which let your students take on a role to using the information and videos on the site investigate issues related to  the National Curriculum e.g.

'You work in Botswana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry.  In what areas of the economy would you recommend the government invests over the next ten years?'

You can browse the learning resources by country or by topic. You may also want to look at the Curriculum map (pdf) to see how each resource relates to the national curriculum and programmes of study.

Adding new resources

In the coming months, both the Our Africa site and this section will develop into a rich resource full of exciting material for teachers and their students. If you are a teacher and are interested in helping us develop the resources on this website, please get in touch at schools@soschildren.org.

All this material has been written by UK teachers on a volunteer basis. We are very grateful to all those who have helped us with this.

The current resources are built around the UK curriculum. If you are from a country outside the UK, but believe you could add resources to this website for your own country, please get in touch.


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