Resources, materials and links for schools using the Take Mali learning programme.  

Read more ...Our Youtube channel www.youtube.com/takemali includes a 'Take Mali Resources' playlist of videos of interest. 

The Take Mali theme was specially composed for the project by South-West musician Jon Maybey. It can be downloaded and used in Take Mali lessons.

Toma Sidibé et la Génie Donkili is a wonderful playlist in French by Toma Sidibé, which tells a story about Toma and his friends: "The Génie Donkili fell asleep, and when he did all sound disappeared from the country of Jamana. Toma and his friends go on a journey to find the Génie and wake him up, so they can bring back sound and music to Jamana. On the way they meet lots of interesting characters, who live in Mali and beyond."

Of special note is Métissé, which tells of the magic of cultural diversity and is performed with children from France and from Mali.

 

Read more ...A free sample gallery of photos of Mali for use in your classroom, with powerpoint map activity and video clip. The Take Mali resource book includes a CD of many more photos.

Read more ...Schools using the Take Mali programme and members of Global Centre Devon can borrow either of our two 'loan boxes' packed with authentic Fairtrade products from the Dogon region of Mali for use in lessons and workshops:

  • Clothes, wraps, baskets, flags
  • Musical instruments and CDs of music from Mali.
  • Maps and storybooks in English and French

Categorised links to organisations and projects at home and abroad, related to Mali and its communities.

Take a look at some extension activities which  our Curriculum Development Group schools have been working on!

See Mali children's poems and art at www.artinallofus.org

Wordsearch to download from www.worksheets.com

Design your own bogolan cloth at www.mnh.si.edu

Play the Mali Scavenger Hunt at www.fcps.edu

 

Read more ...Bring the experience of Mali to life! Bogolan cloth packs to support ‘Take Mali’ and which come from Bamako in Mali are now available for purchase. This money will go directly to help the
work of the community based association in Bamako. Click here to find out more.

To order a bogolan pack, please contact us or phone 01392 438811.

 

Children explore Bamako, and make comparisons with their own local towns using French vocabulary.

Announcements

Welcome to the relaunched Global Centre website! We will be adding new content in the next few days, so if you can't find anything or a link doesn't work, just give us a call.

You can find upcoming Global Centre Events here, and Teacher CPD training information here.

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 25 February until 10 March: Find out more here.

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