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Missing Maps resources for schools and unis

Missing Maps is an exciting project where students can directly contribute to the humanitarian work of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

The following presentation will help you teach students how to map: 

The accompanying instruction document is designed to help students learn to map: 

This instruction document outlines how students can record their time spent mapping:

We have provided the following guide for teachers with helpful tips on successfully getting students mapping: 

We need maps every day to get to patients, to assess the needs of crisis-hit communities, to track disease spread and to respond to local events, but many of the areas in which we work have never been mapped. 

Giving your time to Missing Maps covers the volunteering commitment for schemes such as Duke of Edinburgh and could provide leadership opportunities for those organising a club. 

You can map independently but be sure to keep a record of your hours. 

Your mapping is checked by experts and will be used by our medical teams on the ground. It makes a real difference to getting aid to those in vulnerable areas. Thank you for your commitment to this.

Mapping safely online

You must be 13 years or older to use the Mapping Services.

If you are at least 13 but under 16 years of age, a parent or other adult authorised by your parent may create an account for you to use. The account must not contain any personal data about you, and you must not add any personal data about yourself.

For example, your parent may create an account using your parent’s email address and a username that is not associated with you, which your parent may permit you to use to contribute map edits.

For your protection, you are not allowed to use the social aspects of the Services (diary posts, ‘home’ location, mailing lists and forums), but you may contribute edits to the map. You should not reveal any personal data in any communications you have regarding your map edits.

By registering as a user or providing personal information on the Services, you represent that you are at least 16 years old.