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Living in a world of water

Experience what it’s like living in a world of water through the eyes of four remarkable children. Discover stories of heat-busting chickens, floating ambulances and wild weather, as Aasia, Prianka, Shumona and Abdullah show you how they live and learn in Bangladesh.

KS1 and KS2 Refugee crisis resources

Liven up your literacy lessons with gripping stories and colourful activities that show what life is like for many child refugees. Use these resources to build literacy and empathy, and to help your class to answer questions such as: ‘How is life different for child refugees?’ and, ‘if you were a refugee, what would you take?’

Meet the children of Brazil

Experience a day in the life of a Brazilian child with these posters and stories from children living in Brazil. Print off the stories of Gabriel, Thais and Vera, or introduce your class to twins Samir and Samira with their incredible photoset and the video below.

Girls out of school

Take a look at the contrasting lives of two girls living in Nigeria, one in school and one not. Encourage your KS2 or KS3 class to think about the benefits of education and at the reasons why some children around the world don’t go to school.

The children who saved their school

Use this incredible, true story to give literacy lessons an inspirational lift.  Along with reading, writing, spelling and creative activities, three homemade videos tell the story of the children who fought to stop their school closing down, and won!

Education is a girl's right

Inspire your class with these stories of girls fighting for their right to education. Download these great posters including the stories of Fozia and Sadia from Pakistan who have both fought to return to education following a long absence.

Chembakolli: The complete package

Discover the famous village of Chembakolli, India with our complete set of resources for primary schools. With resources on Chembakolli schools, housing, transport and of course their Fairtrade tea, this package is all a KS1 or KS2 class could need.

What is a home?

Discover the homes of people ActionAid works with around the world and ask your class the question what is a home? This photo-led activity is aimed at KS1 and KS2 classes and will get pupils thinking about different types of urban and rural settlements.

Nepal: Back to school

Welcome your pupils back to school with fantastic images and stories from the children of Nepal as they return to class following the earthquakes which struck their country in early 2015.