Photo courtesy Trócaire website

Next Wednesday, February 22nd marks the beginning of Lent 2012 and, as usual, the Trócaire charity has produced some great classroom resources to coincide with the season of Lent. Uganda is the focus of the resources this year and there are separate resources for Junior Primary pupils, Senior Primary pupils and Post-Primary pupils. The resources provide pupils with information, lessons, photos and activities that explore Trócaire’s work through the lens of Uganda. It considers the impact of a community dealing with difficulties facing them post conflict.

Trócaire also has great Online Resources suitable for showing on an IWB in the classroom. The focus of these resources is on Daniel (9), his brother Emmanuel (15) and their family and community who live in northern Uganda in East Africa. You can view slideshows about Daniel and his village and watch a video about his life.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Trócaire, they are also running a competition for primary school pupils to Design the Trócaire Box for next year which will be distributed to one million schools, homes and churches.

Download Junior Primary Resources (.pdf file KB)

Download Senior Primary Resources (.pdf file 6MB)

This is one of the videos that form part of the Trócaire online resources:

Daniel’s day from Ashville Media on Vimeo.