Celebrate International Day of Older Persons with immersive stories from Lyfta

Monday 1 October is International Day for Older Persons. Add another dimension to the topic by examining how elderly people live in other parts of the world.

Elderly Home

Log in to your Lyfta account and visit the Awra Amba Experience to discover a fascinating, egalitarian community in Ethiopia where elderly members are valued and looked after.

  • Click the Elderly Home on the illustrated village landscape or the Awra Amba map, to look around in 360 degrees.

  • Read Awra Amba’s manifesto on Elderly Care and start a discussion with your class.

  • Watch the short documentary featuring 85-year-old Hossein, one of the founders of Awra Amba, who shares what life is like for the elderly people in the community.

  • Use Lyfta’s Lesson and Assembly Plans which contain ideas to help you maximise the Awra Amba Experience. You can download the Awra Amba Teacher Guide here, where you’ll find the relevant lesson plan on pages 29-30. You can also download an assembly plan when you log in.


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In 2015, UN countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

This lesson ties in nicely with SDG 3, which is about ensuring good health and well-being for people of all ages.

We at Lyfta believe that it is imperative for our children to know what the SDGs are and to feel empowered to make a positive contribution to a better and more sustainable world.