Part b: exploring images and perceptions

Perceptions of Africa

What pictures do the children/young people you teach have in their minds when they hear the name: ‘Africa’?

Two-minute discussion

Children’s views 1
There are lots of wild animals.
It is hot and dry with deserts everywhere.
There are lots of diseases.
There are not many schools.
There are hardly any vehicles.
People live in mud huts.
The people do not smile much.
There are lots of poor, starving people.

Children’s view 2
People have a lot of money.
They have a palace.
There are lots of old things.
There are many universities.
They keep dogs in their houses.
Guns come from there.
They have plenty of water, which is not bought.
There are no poor people.