School Outreach Programme

School Outreach Programme

Schools in Conflict

Africa Educational Trust has developed a course for students in Years 7-9 to introduce them to what life is like during conflict as well as the role education can play in helping people and communities who live amidst these challenging circumstances. 

Through our five-module course, students will explore conflict and education through the stories of individuals and communities AET has worked with in Eastern Africa. Through these active and dynamic lessons, students will learn about places and experiences that may seem very different from their familiar social surroundings, but will find out that they actually have more in common with the people who live in these places than they might have ever thought. By the end of the course, they will have a more complex understanding of this region and its issues, and also an appreciation of their own school community.

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Course Outline

Session 1 – Perceptions of War and Africa – Introduction to course and investigating how Africa and War are portrayed to us by popular media.

Session 2 – Aid is not Enough – An investigation into the limitations of aid through a look at life in refugee camps in South Sudan.

Session 3 – Helping People Help Themselves – A look at communities surrounded by war in Somalia and how they are working towards stability.

Session 4 – Paths to Success – An examination of people recovering from war in Uganda and building strong communities that will allow people thrive.

Session 5 – Take Action – An exploration of ways they, as students, can share what they have learned and take action in their own school and community.

Download and read the complete course outline: Schools in Conflict Course Overview


How can I get the course in my school?

Options for holding a school in conflict course vary from purchasing complete teaching packages to day long courses with AET volunteers and staff, depending on the size and location of your school.

Please get in touch with Adrienne Gregory to discuss possibilities for your class or school.

Curriculum Alignment

Learning Outcomes

The course aligns with the citizenship curriculum:

  • Understanding British Values
  • The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society
  • The ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities
  • Dealing with complex social problems
  • The important role of education in creating opportunity and choice

The course also supports cross-cutting learning outcomes including:

  • Researching and analysing situations
  • Weighing evidence and problem solving
  • Making persuasive arguments and substantiating their conclusions
  • Presenting and communicating their points of view