ON THE INTERNET - CHILDREN TO CHILDREN
March 1st - 31st, 2000
Sahu was just 14, her mother died, leaving Sahu as "parent" to her
four younger brothers and sisters. Sahu is just one of thousands
of children in Rwanda who have been forced to take on adult responsibilities
since their parents died during or after the genocide of 1994. Although
life is very hard for Sahu and her family, there is obvious love
among them, and they do all they can to support one another. With
help from World Vision aid workers, they are beginning to find hope
for a better future.
the immediacy of the internet, your students can learn about
the lives of Rwandan children, direct from local development workers,
and from the children themselves. Students can read regular
stories about aspects of Rwandan life and about World Vision Rwanda's
work with these child-headed families. They can also e-mail questions
and messages to World Vision Rwanda, and even communicate (through
an interpreter) with some of the Rwandan children.
topic will be especially relevant in 2000, as Rwandan child families
will be a major focus of the 1999 World Vision Forty Hour Famine.
the four weeks of the programme (March 1st to 31st 2000),
the internet site will form the basis for an integrated Social
Studies unit, with sections suitable for levels 2 to 5 (year 4
to 10). The unit can be used alone, or teamed with the soon-to-be-released
World Vision resource set on Rwanda. Registered schools will
receive a free copy of the internet-based unit during February.
They can also access the internet site, send questions and messages,
receive weekly fax messages from World Vision Rwanda, and take
part in weekly audioconferences.
part of this interactive education event, send in your registration
form now. Registration is FREE.