Dongo Development


For more than 20 years, Peter Timmerman has been committed to fighting Africa's problems of poverty, hunger, homelessness, disease and disaster.






  • Dongo Development





Study Guide




The goal of this video is to introduce students to World Renew and the work that is being done in Uganda. 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 "Dongo Development"


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

  • What is the most important aspect of working in Uganda?

  • What does Dongo mean?

  • What work has Peter Timmerman doing in Uganda?

  • Why is the "But how?" techinque preferred over the "But why?" techinque?

  • 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 Renew

  • 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 Renew's work in Uganda.


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.