Making Children Matter


Laura Thompso and Samuel Fuakye, two university students, travel to Tema, Ghana where Samuel grew up in a SOS Children's Village.






  • Making Children Matter





Study Guide




The goal of this video is to introduce students to SOS Children's Villages and the work that is being done in Ghana with children. 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 "Making Children Matter"


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

  • What is SOS Children's Villages?

  • Who is Samuel Fuakye and how did he benefit from SOS Children's Villages?

  • What does SOS Children's Villages provide to the children living there?

  • What was Ghana like outside of the SOS Children's Village?

  • 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:

  • SOS Children's Villages Canada

  • 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 SOS Children's Villages Canada'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.