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What is permaculture?

Home » Educational Resources » Humanities This session guides students through through the use of persuasive writing techniques and how to structure a formal letter. The students are introduced to S.A.L.V.E International and the permaculture work we do in Uganda with street connected children. The students then complete multiple activities to practice the techniques. 3...

Home school resources

Home » Educational Resources » Humanities Our free teaching resources are designed to help educators explore important issues including children’s rights, global inequality and life on the streets with the next generation of learners. Informative and engaging, they aim to empower young people to engage critically with an important global issue while inspiring them to...

International Day for Street Children lesson plan

Home » Educational Resources » Humanities The International Day for Street Children is celebrated every year on the 12th of April. The day provides a platform for raising awareness about children living in the streets and is a great opportunity to get your school involved with S.A.L.V.E.’s work. This lesson introduces students to issues faced by...

Inequality Debate lesson

Home » Educational Resources » Humanities The Inequality Question is a monthly online debate which is focused around a question on inequality that has been chosen by the children who use our Drop in Centre. It is an opportunity to discuss real world issues led by children who are living/have lived on the streets of Uganda....

Refugees in Uganda

Home » Educational Resources » Humanities This lesson is an introduction to refugees in Uganda, and was created for Refugee Week. It includes questions and videos to engage students in human geography and global issues, as well as improve their retrieval and inference skills. This lesson and its content is owned by the Geographical Association...

Introducing Uganda and Jinja

Home » Educational Resources » Humanities This lesson introduces pupils to Uganda and the town of Jinja, where S.A.L.V.E works. This lesson helps students develop an increased sense of the wider world, recognise similarities and differences between countries as well as starting to engage with human and social features of other places. It encourages them...

Children’s rights and children on the street

Home » Educational Resources » Humanities This lesson introduces pupils to the idea of children’s rights. Using fun activity cards, it explores the difference between a ‘want’ and a ‘need’ and gets pupils to think about the rights that every child deserves – wherever they are in the world. The accompanying PowerPoint then introduces learners...

Mythbusting and looking to the future

Home » Educational Resources » Humanities This lesson is about mythbusting and looking to the future. Activities aim to challenge common myths and misconceptions about children living on the street. A great video by the children at the S.A.L.V.E home works to challenge the negative connotations of being labelled ‘a street child’. Pupils are encouraged...

Life on the streets in Jinja, Uganda

Home » Educational Resources » Humanities This lesson explores life on the streets in Jinja, Uganda. It explores the reasons why children go to the streets in the first place and deals with what living on the streets is really like through the experience of 7 year old Jacob. It also encourages pupils to think...

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