Children's stories

Filming in EthiopiaVideos in this website have been put together by children living in and around SOS Children’s Villages. They’ve captured their thoughts, opinions and ideas to present a new perspective on Africa through their own eyes. The result is this evolving ‘Our Africa’ educational resource.

SOS Children's Villages

SOS Children's VillagesMany videos on Our Africa were created by children living in SOS Children's Villages.

Learn more about these special communities across Africa

Apart from making videos for this resource, each group of young people has made its own short film (sometimes more than one) on subjects that matter to them. Each film reveals something of their lives, experiences and aspirations for their future.

Children living in SOS Villages or those supported by SOS Children in the community have attended a film workshop in over 20 countries. Having learned the basics of film-making, small groups have then produced their own films.

Take a look at the links showing some of the videos made by children in Africa.

Since a flip camera is left behind with all the budding film-makers, who knows, one day we could be seeing their future features on a cinema or TV screen.