Child's Work


Peru's 16-year-old child labour leader Jose Wilfredo Sanchez Porras ("Pepe") travels to Toronto to be guest speaker at World Youth Day in 2002.






  • Child's Work





Study Guide




The goal of this video is to introduce students to Development and Peace and the work that is being done in Peru dealing with child labour. 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 "Child's Work"


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

  • Who is Pepe and how is he making a difference?

  • What kind of occupations do children have in Peru?

  • What is the purpose of MANTHOC?

  • Where did Pepe travel to and what was his message?

  • 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:

  • Development and Peace

  • 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 Development and Peace's work in Peru.


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.