Strength from the Ground Up


Haitian Madsen Gachette is appointed to head up a new Haiti-based national office to support community development projects for Canadian Feed the Children.







Study Guide




The goal of this video is to introduce students to Madsen Gachette and the
work he is doing in Haiti to build a better life for his children and for
his fellow Haitians. 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 "Strength from the Ground Up"


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

  • What are some of the problems Haiti is facing?

  • Who is Madsen Gachette?

  • Who are Canadian Feed the Children?

  • What work is being done in Haiti by Canadian Feed the Children

  • 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:

  • Canadian Feed the Children

  • 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 Canadian Feed the Children's work in Haiti.


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.