Children's stories

Three stories

Videos on this website have been made with the help of youngsters living in and around SOS Children’s Villages, to create this evolving ‘Our Africa’ educational resource. On this page, we present short films produced by the children themselves. This is Africa through their eyes.

SOS Children has been working in Cameroon since 1990 when the first village was built at Mbalmayo, south of Yaoundé. In 2007, a second village at Doula was opened. Find out more about SOS Children in Cameroon.

Here are films made by the children and the staff of the SOS village:

Hold my hands

In this video, we see the importance of friendship when growing up. Friends can offer comfort and support, especially at times when parents or adults need some persuading about the choices we make.

Hold my hands

Wake up girls

This video shows a father who is struggling financially. His solution to his money problems is to tell his daughter she can no longer go to school. But then the girl's situation becomes even worse. See how the father is persuaded to help his daughter make the best of her situation.

Wake up girls

Chez les Mamadou

This video by the staff of the SOS village explores the position of women in Cameroon. One traditional husband expects his wife to do everything around the home, even when she's heavily pregnant. Neighbours step in to give her a helping hand and challenge her husband. Watch and see if he mends his ways.

Chez les Mamadou