Women of the North


CUSO cooperant Karen Clarke and her many friends in Maata N Tudu, a grassroots micro enterprise organization in Northern Ghana.






  • Women of the North





Study Guide




The goal of this video is to introduce students to CUSO and the work that is being done in Ghana to train women. Also, to show how this work fits in to the United Nation's Millenium Development Goals (MDG) and/or Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).




1. Show the video "Women of the North"


2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following impressions from the video:

  • Who is CUSO and what work do they do?

  • Who is Karen Clarke and how is she contributing in Ghana?

  • What are the struggles that women face in Ghana?

  • What is the Maata-N-Tudu Association and why is it so important?

  • What Millennium Development Goals and/or Sustainable Development Goals does this project relate to?


3. Option for Take-Home Assignment. Using the internet links offered here, find more facts about:

  • CUSO

  • United Nations Millennium Development Goals

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

4. Write 1.5 pages on the results of your research emphasizing the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals context for CUSO's work in Ghana.


5. Group discussion

In groups, first share your short essays and then, asking one person to represent the discussion, make presentations to the class about any or all of the above.
Include suggestions on how students could start an ongoing global justice project or become involved with NGO projects already in existence.