African Game 1: The Cow-Herder

African Game 1: The Cow-Herder

About This Primary Resource

This is a popular Sudanese game that also goes by the name of ‘Dala’ and similar to checkers, except the aim of the aim is to try and capture all of your opponent’s cows. There are also simple instructions for how to make your own board and playing pieces included in this resource.

This resource has been kindly shared with us by Lessons from Africa, which is the education programme run by the charity Send a Cow. For 25 years Send a Cow have been helping thousands of African families and orphans grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last.

If you would like to find out more about Send a Cow, or make a donation to the charity, then please have a look at their website: www.sendacow.org.uk. Lessons from Africa also offer hundreds more resources suitable for Key Stage 2-4, find them all at their website.

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