MSF resources for schools

About our resources

We are an emergency medical organisation working in over 70 countries around the world. We provide emergency medical care in countries affected by war, natural disasters or outbreaks of disease.

Working with teachers, we have developed a series of multimedia teaching and learning materials.

These resources have been carefully matched to awarding body specifications and have been informed by a detailed review of Examiners' Reports. 

You can also get your school involved in fundraising whilst learning about MSF's vital work

Fundraising as a school

50 years of MSF: 1971-2021

To celebrate MSF's 50th anniversary, we have developed an interactive resource to take secondary students through dramatic moments in MSF's history. It contains key information, videos and exercises for use in the classroom or for individual study, as well as an answer booklet to the questions posed. There are exercises for students covering a number of disciplines, including Biology, Citizenship, Geography, History and PSHE. Use the viewer below or download the pdf

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If you are looking for general English language material introducing MSF please consider this welcome video and its corresponding transcript.

This video looks at the ways we travel to reach our patients and has a corresponding transcript

We also offer an 'Introducing MSF' presentation and a selection of printable posters and leaflets

We have developed a special series of COVID-19 resources for parents and teachers to use at home. These resources are for children learning languages, sciences and PSHE at varying levels. 

 

COVID-19 resources >

These resources draw on the work of MSF to engage students with up-to-date humanitarian challenges and there are follow-up activities. 

 

Assemblies resources >

The resources draw on the work of MSF, to engage students with up to date humanitarian challenges, and have been guided by clearly established learning objectives for KS3 and GCSE English. They include games, real-life stories, images and videos to create a buzz in the classroom. 

 

English resources >

We currently offer four teaching and learning resources for GCSE and A Level Geography, and one learning resource for Key Stage 3 History. 

 

Geography resources >

History resources >

We currently offer resources for various levels of French, Spanish and German. This mix of real-life stories, videos and images will engage students and encourage discussion of wider social issues. 

 

French resources >

Spanish resources >

German resources >

This exercise for primary level maths practices estimation, addition and subtraction with larger numbers whilst looking at MSF's work with refugees.


Explore >

This exercise for GCSE students is an analysis of media language and representation looking at MSF's work with refugees and internally displaced people.


Media Studies >

We offer four A Level resources for PSHE, looking at the societal impact of disease outbreaks, MSF's outreach work in Kenya, the rights of refugees and the challenges and dilemmas of humanitarian work. 


Explore >

 

We offer a variety of teaching and learning resources for KS3, GCSE and A Level Biology, looking at infectious diseases, vaccines and pandemics.

 

Biology resources >

Fundraising as a school

There are lots of ways that your school can get involved with MSF by learning about our work and raising vital funds.

Teachers: Get involved

Abouna Noukar, 29, is the only teacher of the community school in Forkouloum which registerded 110 students.

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The primary school of Bidibidi. This school was built at the time of the influx of refugees during the previous civil war in Southern Sudan. Despite the fact that it can accommodate many children, the falling ceiling of certain classes prevents them from being able to use them. Courts are therefore outside, in the shade of the trees.

L’école primaire de Bidibidi. Cette école a été construite au moment de l'afflux de réfugiés lors de la guerre civile précédente au Sud Soudan. Malgré le fait qu’elle peut accueillir de nombreux enfants, le plafond qui s'écroule de certaines classes empêche de pouvoir les utiliser. Des cours se font donc dehors, à l'ombre des arbres.

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Zakky has worked with MSF since 2012, originally from Blue Nile State he and his family have lived in Doro camp for almost six years. Fighting pushed Zakky and his family away from their home and into South Sudan, the attacks were terrible with one particularly bad one using bombs. Zakky is now a logistics assistant in the Doro camp.

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