UN Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 4: Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goals – Quality Education

‘Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development.

We work with local schools to help pupils gain a proper education.
Our lessons on preventable diseases reduce sick days, our human trafficking lesson keeps kids in their home community, and our family planning and VAWG lessons ensure girls are getting the same education opportunities as boys.
Below are a number of our DVDs which relate directly to ensuring young people get regular and meaningful access to education.
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Dangers of Alcohol

SDG-DVD: Dangers of Alcohol

  • Teaches that, although drinking alcohol is a common social activity, drinking too much and too often can cause serious harm.
  • Teaches the effect that too much alcohol has on the body as it can slowly damage the different organs and can cause death.
  • Teaches that it is particularly dangerous for pregnant women to drink alcohol as it can have an effect on their unborn child’s health.
  • Teaches the dangers of trying to drive, operate machinery and look after children under the influence of alcohol as it slows down reactions and can cause someone to put their own life or others lives in danger.
  • Teaches that alcohol can change a person’s behaviour and cause violence or depression.
  • Teaches to drink alcohol in moderation as it is expensive and harmful to own and others’ health.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Addiction.

Dangers of Smoking

SDG DVD: Dangers of Smoking

  • Teaches the dangers of smoking and the effects it can have on a person’s health and the health of those around them.
  • Teaches how smoking can cause cancer, strokes and infertility.
  • Teaches the importance of not smoking when pregnant and around children as it can affect their health as well.
  • Encourages the viewer not to start smoking due to peer pressure and to avoid passive smoking.
  • Encourages viewer to stop smoking and discusses how it can help reduce the risk of illness as well as allow them to have more money and lead a healthier lifestyle.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Addiction.

Say No To Glue And Drugs

SDG DVD: Say No to Glue and Drugs

  • Teaches the dangers of glue and drugs and encourages the viewer to say no to them.
  • Teaches the viewer the long term effects drugs and glue have on the body that can lead to more serious illnesses and even death.
  • Teaches that drugs and glue are particularly dangerous as they are addictive and can change a person’s behaviour.
  • Teaches that drugs and glue can also have an effect on a users family and their community, as well as ruining their education or career.
  • Encourages the viewer to participate in other activities such as sport or music.
  • Encourages addicted viewers to seek help from their family and friends.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Addiction.


Avoiding Ebola

SDG DVD: Avoiding Ebola

  • Teaches what Ebola is, how it can be caught and how to prevent it.
  • Explains the best practices for looking after someone infected with Ebola.
  • Teaches the safest way to bury someone who has died from Ebola.
  • Emphasises the importance of welcoming survivors back into the community as they are no longer at risk.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.

Avoiding Malaria

SDG DVD: Avoiding Malaria

  • Raises awareness of the dangers of malaria.
  • Covers the causes and symptoms of malaria and when people are most at risk of getting it.
  • Informs the viewer on how to prevent malaria, emphasising the importance of bed nets and insecticides.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.

Bednets Can Save Lives

SDG DVD: Bednets Can Save Lives

  • This DVD complements our lesson on Avoiding Malaria.
  • The lesson teaches about toilet hygiene, food preparation, child and baby hygiene, obtaining safe drinking water, and how to keep houses clean.
  • Raises awareness of malaria and its symptoms and also how to prevent against it.
  • Teaches how malaria is spread by mosquitoes and how to protect themselves by using a bed net.
  • Teaches the importance of using a bed net every night and ensuring it covers the whole bed, as well as the importance of looking after a bed net by treating it with insecticide and repairing it if it becomes damaged.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.


SDG DVD: Cholera

  • Teaches the causes of cholera and how to treat it, as well as advice on how to prevent it.
  • Teaches the symptoms of the illness such as diarrhoea and dehydration so they can identify it as quickly as possible and get the medical help that they need.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.


SDG DVD: Diarrhoea

  • Raises awareness of the seriousness of the illness, which results in many children’s’ deaths each year.
  • Teaches the dangers of germs and importance of toilet hygiene and washing hands with soap and water.
  • Teaches parents the importance in keeping their child’s fluid levels up by extra breastfeeding if they are young enough, or providing them with lots of clean drinking water.
  • Teaches how to make a simple rehydration mixture.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.

TB Can Be Cured

SDG DVD: TB Can Be Cured

  • Informs the viewer of how TB is spread by germs in the air and the main symptoms of it.
  • Teaches the importance of getting medical help if they have any of the symptoms as well as what will happen at a health clinic and the type of treatment they will be given.
  • Emphasises the importance of continuing treatment for the full 6-8 months as this will not only cure them of TB, but also prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.

Healthy Living

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating DVD

  • Teaches which foods are good for health to enable the viewer to keep themselves and their family healthy.
  • Emphasises the importance of a mixed diet, as many people are reliant on maize or rice as their only food.
  • Covers the different food groups and how each one can provide the body with nutrients in order to keep it strong and protected as well as give a person energy.
  • Advises which foods to avoid, such as sweets and fizzy drinks, to help them maintain a healthy weight.
  • Teaches that small changes to a person’s diet can make a difference and help protect them and their families from illness.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Healthy Living.




  • General overview.
  • Discusses the seriousness of the HIV virus and the ways in which it is spread.
  • Highlights prevention methods such as contraception and the sterilising of razors and syringes.
  • Breaks down some of the common misconceptions about HIV and AIDS, in particular how it can and cannot be passed on.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS: A Guide For Children

SDG DVD: HIV AIDS - A Guide for Children

  • Explains to children that having HIV needn’t change their lives completely. They can still hug and kiss their family and friends, go to school, and play and have fun with their friends as normal.
  • Dispels commonly held myths about how HIV can and cannot be transmitted.
  • It teaches that you cannot catch HIV by sharing cups, spoons, clothes, toys or living in the same house, but stresses the importance of covering cuts and wounds and not touching syringes, needles or razor blades.
  • Stresses the importance of antiretroviral medicine, blood tests and health clinics.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on HIV/AIDS.

Mother and Baby

When To Have A Baby

SDG DVD: When to have a baby

  • Teaches women how to reduce the risks involved in pregnancy and childbirth to ensure the mother and baby are both healthy.
  • Although there will always be exceptions, the lesson advises women against having children before the age of 18 or after the age of 35.
  • Teaches the dangers of having more than four children and that they should wait at least two years between pregnancies to allow the body to fully recover.
  • Encourages them to go to their health clinic to get advice on family planning.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Mother and Baby healthcare.

Sex Education

Becoming A Man

SDG DVD: Becoming a Man

  • Teaches boys and young teenagers about the physical and emotional changes they will go through to become a man.
  • Discusses how their body will grow and change and how their feelings and behaviour may become different.
  • Teaches the viewer what is normal and that the changes are all part of a natural process, so they shouldn’t be worried or embarrassed.
  • Looks at the topics of circumcision, contraception and sex as well as the importance of good hygiene.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Sex Education.

Becoming A Woman

SDG DVD: Becoming a Woman

  • Teaches girls and young teenagers the physical and emotional changes that they will go through to become a woman.
  • Teaches how a girl’s body will change shape and how their feelings and emotions may change.
  • Teaches about menstruation and how it is a normal and natural process that shows a body is capable of having a baby.
  • Discusses the importance of good hygiene.
  • Teaches about sex and how to avoid pregnancy and catching sexually transmitted diseases.
  • The viewer is taught to ensure they are ready to have sex and are not pressured into it.
  • Teaches that all changes are normal and natural and can differ from girl to girl.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Sex Education.

Safer Sex For Teenagers

SDG DVD: Safer Sex for Teenagers

  • Teaches teenagers the importance of safe sex and how it can reduce the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Teaches the importance of using contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Teaches that not having sex is the best way to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Suggests that rather than having sex, teenagers can talk and kiss each other; sex is not the only way to be close with their partner.
  • If a person does decide to have sex, the DVD teaches them to think it through carefully and ensure it is with someone they know and trust.
  • Briefly discusses oral and anal sex at the end of the lesson. This is to address those in same sex relationships and because anal sex is particularly dangerous in terms of the risk of spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Sex Education.

Safe Living

Human Trafficking

SDG DVD: Human Trafficking

  • Raises awareness of human trafficking and teaches the viewer how to protect themselves against it.
  • Teaches how traffickers acquire their victims often through false advertisements or by kidnapping or bribery.
  • Teaches the viewer to be wary of anyone who offers them a new life.
  • Teaches people how to protect themselves by asking questions and staying alert and gaining as much information as possible.
  • Where possible a helpline number is given at the end of the lesson, so that victims in some areas have a point of contact if they have concerns about human trafficking.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Safe Living.