Building a School in Honduras


Fifteen teenagers, working side by side with Honduran NGO Project Rural Reconstruction, (Edmonton, Kitchener, Mississauga, Guelph, Brampton) set out to build a school in two weeks.






  • Building a School in Honduras





Study Guide




The goal of this video is to introduce students to World Accord and the work they are doing in Honduras to build schools. 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 "Building a School in Honduras"


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

  • Why did Canadian students go down to Honduras?

  • Why is it important for students to do this?

  • Who helped the students build the school?

  • 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:

  • World Accord

  • 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 World Accord's work in Honduras.


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.