Get involved Schools Information for schools We are delighted that so many schools are doing projects to learn about children’s lives in other parts of the world – this kind of education fosters compassion and solidarity and can contribute to peace in the long term. We have developed two lesson plans targeted at children aged between 9 to 13 and 13 to 17, which can be adapted by teachers as appropriate for their students. The lesson plan accompanies a PowerPoint presentation (including a video-clip, recommended for review before presenting) and includes learning objectives, suggested resources, and associated literacy activities. Please download these resources (also available at www.tes.com/resources), and share any feedback with us. Please also contact us at [email protected] for a recommendation for a speaker to present these materials to your students. Learning about child soldiers powerpoint - aged 9 to 13: Download Outline lesson plan - aged 9 to 13: Download Learning about child soldiers powerpoint - aged 13 to 17: Download Outline lesson plan - aged 13 to 17: Download Teaching resource - world map: Download Learn more about how your school can get involved with our Red Hand Day Campaign - designed to help school children learn the importance of speaking out against the injustices they see across the world. Often, children want to raise awareness among their classmates and families about child soldiers. Sometimes, they ask to take action themselves and fundraise for our work to end the use of child soldiers. If you’d like to set up a fundraising webpage, please sign up here and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can. If we can help in any way we’d love to hear from you! Just drop us a line: [email protected] If you prefer paper, these sponsorship forms may be useful for collecting donations: UK sponsorship form and International sponsorship form. If you like to do your awareness raising or fundraising online, we have produced a set of digital campaign badges, which are compatible with social media: Facebook Download Download Download Download Download Twitter Download Download Download Download Download Youtube Download Download Download Download Download Whatever you’re planning, we’d love to hear from you, and would be delighted to send more information about our work, including fundraising leaflets and badges/pins that can be shared with friends and family. Schools fundraising We’d love to see any photos of your campaigns and events to end the use of child soldiers. If you’d like us to share these on our website, please send them in! A big thank you to Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School in Nebraska, USA, for fundraising for Child Soldiers International recently. During 7th grade students learn about world culture and human rights. The photo below shows presentation boards created by the students on the issue of child soldiers. Why Comics? We have teamed up with educational non-profit Why Comics? to produce a range of brilliant new classroom materials focused on our ongoing work in Democratic Republic of Congo. Based on our research in the country and testimony from those we interviewed, a local artist in DRC has designed an illustrated account of what life is like for girls in armed groups in the country and the difficulties many face when returning home. The illustrations, which were also made into a short animated film, can be accessed here alongside lots of other useful classroom resources and links about the role of child soldiers in DRC.