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Diga A traditional Malawian children’s game. What you’ll need A ball – Or maybe you can make your own like the children of Mteleleka village. Building.

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1 Diga A traditional Malawian children’s game

2 What you’ll need A ball – Or maybe you can make your own like the children of Mteleleka village. Building blocks – at least 12. They use stones in Malawi.

3 How to play? Split into two teams (it’s boys against girls in Mteleleka ) One team has the ball - we’ll call them Team A Team B builds a small tower of stones/building blocks

4 The game starts with team A smashing the tower with team B standing away from it.

5 How it looks at the start of the game 3m The tower Team B Team A The thrower

6 After the tower’s knocked down, Team B rebuild it… while Team A try to hit them with the ball. If you’re hit, you’re out !

7 The game ends with either: Team A getting everybody out in team B before they rebuild the tower – Team A win. Or team B rebuilding the tower before their team are all out - Team B win.

8 Other rules If anyone from Team B catches the ball when Team A throw it at them, they can throw the ball as far as they can. Apart from this rule, no-one in Team B can touch the ball. The ball should be thrown to hit below the waist. Team A are not allowed to hit the tower after the first time.

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10 Images taken by Anthony McVeigh, SCIAF. Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is the official international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. We respond to emergencies around the world and work with poor people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We also campaign for a more just world. Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF). 19 Park Circus, Glasgow, G3 6BE. Charity No. SC Company No. SC


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