Senegal World Orphan Week

Help introduce your students to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


This lesson encourages students to think about which rights they have, and which rights children living on the street in Senegal are denied. Using flashcards, they will develop their team work skills in groups by dividing the cards in to groups of things they agree they want and need.

Finally, the lesson introduces the SOS Children’s Village in Louga, Senegal, which gives students an opportunity to understand that children elsewhere deserve and can have access to the same rights as children in Canada, even if they are orphaned or abandoned. This lesson is best suited to Grade 4- Grade 7

Download the Senegal Children's Rights lesson plan here.

Accompanying resources:

Summary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Senegal Fact Sheet

Rights of the Child Flashcards

Senegal Quiz

Learn more about SOS Children's Villages work in Senegal here.

If you have any problems downloading the files, please contact [email protected]