Children's stories

Videos 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 has been working in South Africa since the early 1980s when it opened its first Village in Ennerdale. There are now six additional villages dotted across the country.

Apart from making videos for this resource, each group of young people has made their own short film (sometimes more than one) on subjects that matter to them. This is what the children came up with:

Team A – A place to call home

This film depicts what life is like for a street child in South Africa, a subject that is close to many SOS children. Often children who arrive at SOS Villages come from difficult beginnings. It also shows the hope of being given a home, a family and a future.

Group A movie

Team B - The importance of family

Drugs are an easy escape for children who have had a hard and traumatic start in life. This is a story about a boy who has taken to drugs and how, with love and support from his SOS family, turns his life around.

Group B movie