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Campaign for real resources:lesson ideas and help for Zambian schools.

Discussion in 'English' started by Vincentheselwood, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. The Campaign for Real resources

    Help raise funds for African schools in need and meet some N.C. objectives along the way.


    We all know the drill. Speaking and listening tasks need to be completed and we wheel out the same dusty old activities recycled and washed out by the previous ten years. Expecting pupils to speak emphatically about a cause they have no investment in. Or we fulfil the discussion component by having pupils discuss how best to allocate imaginary funds that the local council are spending.(yawn)
    It?s the same with exam practise. Pupils practise writing persuasively about the quality of school dinners or attempt to ?follow an argument? in a discussion about global warming or the pros and cons of red meat.
    It?s all too familiar and none of it is real.

    But what if instead those same old chestnuts you could cover a range of topics and objectives in a way that pupils could really care about?

    What if, rather than discussing whether to spend the council?s imaginary cash on a sports hall or a skate park pupils could discuss the pros and cons of a variety of fundraising ideas and then actually see them through and raise money for a real cause, or make their individual extended contributions an appeal about a real situation. What if their role-plays could be based upon real life dilemmas or upon educational plays performed by real drama groups?

    What if they could analyse the language or follow the argument in a real charity Campaign in which they themselves had an investment? What if they could identify the facts and opinions in a piece about people they can recognise and identify with or better yet have ago at writing their own persuasive pieces knowing that the best pieces would be used on a real charity?s website?
    What if they could practise letter writing and newsletter reporting on letters and updates which could actually be sent to someone, and receive replies?

    What if they could see video updates from the people and projects around which their work is based?

    I know what you?re thinking. ?What if there were no hypothetical questions??

    Thing is at PEPAIDS we don?t deal in hypotheticals and the things we do deal with are startlingly real. Make the causes real and pupil will really care about them.

    PEPAIDS schools of Good Hope programme was set up with the intention of providing a better quality of education to some of Africa?s poorest and most disadvantaged children. The schools with which PEPAIDS work are in Zambia a country in which you are either infected or affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. They are community schools, meaning that they have been set up (and in some cases built brick by brick) by the communities themselves. The schools are however in dire need of resources. From Mujika west school where pupils as young as five have to sit on the stone floor because there are no benches, the teacher does not even have the most basic tools like a blackboard and there is no running water supply, to Chisila school in which pupils are taught in a clay brick structure that lets the rain in, the government has helped fund the building of more permanent structures but only for half the structure to be completed. Or Cecilia?s school where two of the makeshift classrooms are simply converted parts of her own home and many pupils at the school have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic.

    These schools need your support. However, we do not ask that support comes for nothing. PEPAIDS believes that charity should not be faceless and aims to form strong bonds between UK fundraisers and the people that they support. We offer the chance for pupils to correspond and receive updates from the people they fundraise for. We offer publicity to any participating school. We offer a Fundraising pack full of innovative suggestions and step by step instructions for fundraising activities that pupils can really become involved in. We can provide written and multimedia resources to help in class activities and even give full lesson plan ideas.

    These schools only exist because people within the communities have contributed their own time, money and efforts to making them happen. If you can help them to help their children have a brighter future then please get in touch
    Vincent.pepaids@googlemail.co.uk
    Check out our work at
    http://worldofdifference.vodafone.co.uk/international/sasha-kasthuriarachchi/
    or check out the schools for yourselves on youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf0ct21sx0Q
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KSqQkGHWEY
     
  2. The Campaign for Real resources

    Help raise funds for African schools in need and meet some N.C. objectives along the way.


    We all know the drill. Speaking and listening tasks need to be completed and we wheel out the same dusty old activities recycled and washed out by the previous ten years. Expecting pupils to speak emphatically about a cause they have no investment in. Or we fulfil the discussion component by having pupils discuss how best to allocate imaginary funds that the local council are spending.(yawn)
    It?s the same with exam practise. Pupils practise writing persuasively about the quality of school dinners or attempt to ?follow an argument? in a discussion about global warming or the pros and cons of red meat.
    It?s all too familiar and none of it is real.

    But what if instead those same old chestnuts you could cover a range of topics and objectives in a way that pupils could really care about?

    What if, rather than discussing whether to spend the council?s imaginary cash on a sports hall or a skate park pupils could discuss the pros and cons of a variety of fundraising ideas and then actually see them through and raise money for a real cause, or make their individual extended contributions an appeal about a real situation. What if their role-plays could be based upon real life dilemmas or upon educational plays performed by real drama groups?

    What if they could analyse the language or follow the argument in a real charity Campaign in which they themselves had an investment? What if they could identify the facts and opinions in a piece about people they can recognise and identify with or better yet have ago at writing their own persuasive pieces knowing that the best pieces would be used on a real charity?s website?
    What if they could practise letter writing and newsletter reporting on letters and updates which could actually be sent to someone, and receive replies?

    What if they could see video updates from the people and projects around which their work is based?

    I know what you?re thinking. ?What if there were no hypothetical questions??

    Thing is at PEPAIDS we don?t deal in hypotheticals and the things we do deal with are startlingly real. Make the causes real and pupil will really care about them.

    PEPAIDS schools of Good Hope programme was set up with the intention of providing a better quality of education to some of Africa?s poorest and most disadvantaged children. The schools with which PEPAIDS work are in Zambia a country in which you are either infected or affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. They are community schools, meaning that they have been set up (and in some cases built brick by brick) by the communities themselves. The schools are however in dire need of resources. From Mujika west school where pupils as young as five have to sit on the stone floor because there are no benches, the teacher does not even have the most basic tools like a blackboard and there is no running water supply, to Chisila school in which pupils are taught in a clay brick structure that lets the rain in, the government has helped fund the building of more permanent structures but only for half the structure to be completed. Or Cecilia?s school where two of the makeshift classrooms are simply converted parts of her own home and many pupils at the school have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic.

    These schools need your support. However, we do not ask that support comes for nothing. PEPAIDS believes that charity should not be faceless and aims to form strong bonds between UK fundraisers and the people that they support. We offer the chance for pupils to correspond and receive updates from the people they fundraise for. We offer publicity to any participating school. We offer a Fundraising pack full of innovative suggestions and step by step instructions for fundraising activities that pupils can really become involved in. We can provide written and multimedia resources to help in class activities and even give full lesson plan ideas.

    These schools only exist because people within the communities have contributed their own time, money and efforts to making them happen. If you can help them to help their children have a brighter future then please get in touch
    Vincent.pepaids@googlemail.co.uk
    Check out our work at
    http://worldofdifference.vodafone.co.uk/international/sasha-kasthuriarachchi/
    or check out the schools for yourselves on youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf0ct21sx0Q
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KSqQkGHWEY
     

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