In Search of Healing


Paul Mutangwa, born in exile in Uganda, returns to Rwanda days after the genocide ended in July 1994 to begin the work of hope and healing that best represents the Rwanda of today.






  • In Search of Healing





Study Guide




The goal of this video is to introduce students to ADRA Canada and the work
that is being done in Rwanda to build hope and peace. 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 "In Search of Healing"


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

  • What happened in Rwanda in 1994 and how has it impacted the country?

  • What is Paul Mutangwa's personal story?

  • What should Canadians know about present day Rwanda?

  • What has ADRA Canada provided to different villages?

  • 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:

  • ADRA 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
ADRA Canada's work in Rwanda.


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.