Free education and youth work resources

All resources are free to download and use. They have been created by returned volunteers and other members of the Salesian Family to be used in development education sessions.

We welcome your feedback on these resources – please contact us.

Brief description

Themes

 Format

Appropriate for

Engaging young people with justice and peace

PowerPoint Presentation about engaging young people with justice and peace

 Faith and justice

 PowerPoint

Teachers, Youth workers

A resource for sharing the Salesian story

A resource for sharing the Salesian story.Six readings to tell some of our Salesian story in a simple but dramatic way.

 Salesian

Word

Teachers, Youth workers

Stories of the trainees – booklet

“Short booklet of “life stories” written by the trainees. The trainees were asked to write a few words about their family background, about their coming to the Don Bosco Training Center, and their
hopes for the future.

 In their own words,
Slums,
The Philippines

 PDF

Secondary,
6th form,
Youth Work

A prayer with Romero

A PowerPoint led prayer based around a picture of Oscar Romero made up of faces of the “disappeared”

Faith and justice

PowerPoint

Secondary,
6th form, Youth Work,
Students

Justice and peace icons

 PowerPoint presentation based around icons of Jesus, Mary, Gandhi, Romero and others

   Faith and justice

 PowerPoint

Secondary,
6th form,
Youth Work

Trade justice poster

To be displayed where fair trade goods are sold – encouraging people not to just stop there.

 Development Education

PDF

 Secondary,
6th form,
Youth Work,  Students, Volunteers,
Teachers,
Youth workers

Ethical issues around volunteering in developing countries

A short reflection on volunteering in developing countries in light of ethical criticisms

Volunteering, Development Education, Thinkpieces

 PDF

6th form,
Youth Work, Voluntary Sector, Students, Volunteers,
Teachers,
Youth workers

Life in Pasil

 A short booklet of poems and stories written by young people from a slum community in the Philippines.

 In their own words,
Slums,
The Philippines

PDF

 Primary,
Secondary,
6th form,
Youth Work

Slums

A presentation giving participants an ‘experience’ of slums.

Slums;
The Philippines

PowerPoint

 Secondary,
6th form,
Youth Work

A pedagogy of the gap year

MSc dissertation considering learning through a volunteer experience

 Volunteering

 PDF

Voluntary Sector,
Students,
Volunteers

Volunteering as new colonialism

A presentation investigating the ethics of the volunteer/gap year experience

Volunteering

PowerPoint

6th form,
Voluntary Sector, Students, Volunteers

Host Community Perceptions of Short-term volunteers

MA research proposal exploring perceptions of volunteers

Volunteering

 PDF

Voluntary Sector, Students, Volunteers

Volunteer stories

Blogs, emails, photos and videos from BOVA volunteers around the world

 Volunteering

  Web page

 Secondary,
6th form,
Youth Work, Students

The pover-tree

A reflection on talking about causes and consequences of poverty with young people

 Development Education

PDF

 Teachers,
Youth workers

The 3 barriers to action

 A reflection on bringing young people to action on a justice issue.

 Development Education, Thinkpieces

 PDF

 Teachers, Youth workers

The chicken or the egg?

A reflection on what should come first – understanding of issues or taking action?

Development Education,
Thinkpieces

 PDF

 Teachers,
Youth workers

Images of the developing world

A reflection on the risk of using disempowering images of the developing world

 Development Education,
Thinkpieces

PDF

 Volunteers, Teachers,
Youth workers

Savio Bhavan, Don Bosco Tumku

 A film showing a day in a life of the ex-child labourers in a Salesian home in India

  India,
Child labourers

 Film (Youtube)

Primary,
Secondary,
6th form,
Youth Work

Action for Justice and Peace: Keeping up the energy

A reflection on keeping going!

Development Education,
Thinkpieces

Web page

Secondary,
6th form,
Youth Work, Voluntary Sector, Students, Volunteers,
Teachers,
Youth workers

Action for Justice and Peace; what’s it got to do with Christians?

A reflection on Christianity and action for justice

Faith and justice,
Thinkpieces

Web page

Volunteers,
Teachers,
Youth workers

A Christian response to climate change

A reflection on climate change from a Christian perspective

Faith and justice,
Climate change,
Thinkpieces

PDF

6th form, Students, Volunteers

An introduction to development education

An essay introducing development education and campaigning

Development Education, Thinkpieces

PDF

 Teachers, Youth workers

Empowerment

An essay exploring different concepts of ‘empowerment’ in development

Development

 PDF

 6th form, Students, Volunteers

Education in the Philippines

An essay exploring development issues in the Philippines with respect to education

Development, The Philippines

PDF

 6th form, Students, Volunteers

Student campaigning

An essay exploring students scope for action as campaigners

Development Education, Volunteers

PDF

 6th form, Students, Volunteers


Sport and Peace-building

An essay exploring the use of sport in peacebuilding

Development

PDF

  6th form, Students, Volunteers

Slums – resettlement or upgrade

An essay exploring slums and possible development interventions

Development, Slums

 PDF

  6th form, Students, Volunteers

Child Sex Tourism

 An essay reflecting on the causes and consequences of sex tourism

The Philippines,
Child Sex Tourism

PDF

 Volunteers,
Students

HIV AIDS Project for schools

An introduction to the science and justice issues around HIV/AIDS medication

HIV/AIDS, Swaziland

PowerPoint

Students,
6th form