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 - Schools teaching resources

The Our Africa website is an evolving collection of videos of daily life in Africa as seen through the eyes of young people across the African continent brought to you by SOS Children. 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.

Our Africa map

Choose an African country

We have resources for Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and more African countries

Choose country here...

Our Africa topics

Choose your topic

Choose from a wide range of topics, from geography to education and jobs

Choose topic here...

Our Africa homepage

Our Africa home

Explore the online resource that children can use to develop their understanding of Africa

Our Africa home...


Our Africa in the classroom

Year 9 pupils from Chesterton community college in Cambridge used 'Our Africa' in their RE lesson. Watch the video to see how they got on.


Free African classroom resources

This site guides you to a selection of resources related to the National Curriculum. These include role play scenarios using information and videos on the Our Africa site.

For example: '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 African 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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