Helping in Mali Little Human Planet


Helping in Mali

Visiting children from different countries to see their homes and ways of life. In Mali, Africa, four-year-old Mama Kayentan and his dad mend their home using mud.


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# In our big round planet Out in big starry space

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# Let's meet our friends around the world

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# And go from place to place

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# Our lives may be so different

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# Different country, different name

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# Different language Different weather

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# But inside we're just the same

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# Let's meet our friends around the world

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# Hello and how are you?

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# We are the children of the world

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# We are its future too

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# We are friends around the world We are. #

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We're off on a colourful journey around the world.

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I wonder who we're going to meet today.

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This is market day in a hot city in the country of Mali in Africa.

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-It looks very busy.

-It does.

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The buildings that you see here are built with mud.

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This is four-year-old Mamakeyanta and his dad.

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Hello, Mamakeyanta!

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He's going to help his dad mend their home using mud.

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-Mud?!

-Yes.

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Where are they going?

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They're off to a place where they can fill their baskets with mud.

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-It looks like a long way!

-It does!

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There. They've reached a dry river bed

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where there's lots of mud to be found.

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Dad's paddling in the mud!

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-It looks gooey and wet!

-Yes.

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But it also helps to make the mud nice and soft and wet.

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Dad puts the mud in his basket.

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There.

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Off they go with the baskets full of mud,

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back along the way they came, to their home.

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Home. And Mamakeyanta and Dad are ready to start

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on the work of mending the wall.

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What are they putting in the mud?

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Lots of dry bits like straw to make to make it thicker and stronger.

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This will help the mud to stick better to the wall.

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It looks like they're making a cake!

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-A mud cake!

-It does.

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It's really gooey!

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Splat!

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Splat!

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-That looks fun!

-Yes, but it's very important work too.

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Now they're rubbing and spreading the mud on the walls

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to cover and mend all the cracks.

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This will help to make the wall really, really strong.

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You're a great helper, Mamakeyanta!

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He is. He's doing exactly what his daddy is doing -

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smoothing the mud on the wall very carefully.

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-I think the wall is very strong now.

-I think so too!

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There. Finished.

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Time to wash their muddy hands in water.

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-Bye!

-Bye, Mamakeyanta. It was lovely to meet you!

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# In our little human planet On our journey we met you

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# We've seen some friends around the world and learned about you too

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# Our lives may be so different

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# Different country, different name

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# Different language Different weather

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# But inside we're just the same

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# We are the children of our world We are. #

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From the mountains of Mongolia to the islands of the South Pacific, the CBeebies team visit children from different countries to see their homes, hopes and ways of life.

In Mali, Africa, four-year-old Mama Kayentan and his dad walk to a river bed to collect mud. After putting it in their baskets, they are both very busy using the mud to help mend the wall of their home.


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