Children Changing the World is an educational program that offers thousands of young Canadians an extraordinary experience in international cooperation! It also allows them to expand their horizons while learning about international solidarity. Canadian youth can develop their leadership, their sense of organization, creativity experience the satisfaction of contributing as full members of society.
Since 1999, more than 500 Canadian schools and hundreds of thousands of young people from primary and secondary schools have participated in this program!
How does it work?
Youth increase their awareness on development issues and undertake fundraising activities in support of an international development project in India. The projects SOPAR proposes reflect two contemporary issues for the development of our planet : Bringing Water to its people and Schools working together.
Click on the image here below for more information on each of our projects and to access documents of our educational kits for primary and secondary schools.
Informing students about water-related issues, and building wells in a village in India.
Students gain a better understanding of learning conditions in developing countries and equip a rural school in India with desks and seats.
What past schools have to say about Children Changing the World!
About what student’s learned
“The program has a worthwhile, attainable goal that my young students can achieve.” North RiverElementary School, Truro, NS
“I wanted to do something that would inspire students to get involved – and it did!” UniversitySchool, Calgary, AB
“Participating in the CCW project has been a rewarding learning experience for our school community.The students worked diligently to earn funds, we embarked on our water project with hopes of building one well but I’m most pleased to share that we exceeded our goal!” HaultainMemorialSchool, Calgary, AB
“Our class participated in the BMO learning Partnership Entrepreneurial program and through this program the students planned and carried out 3 business ventures which allowed them to raise the funds for the CCW program.” Bathurst High School, Bathurst, NB
About the results
“The CCW was an attractive service learning project for our students that allowed them to see how their efforts made a direct impact on the lives or others” Sunny Brae Middle School, Moncton, NB
“We love the plaque with our school name, the picture of the well and people in the village we helped, it helps everything become more real to the students, a picture is worth a thousand words!” Saint-Martin's School, Vegreville, AB
About SOPAR’s support
“Thank you for providing such excellent resources for getting started on the project, correspondence was always timely and professional.” Environmental ClubKalamalkaSecondary School, Vernon, BC
“I appreciated the video and education guide that you sent as a segway into the fundraising campaign.The “Needs Balloon” activity was a particular favorite.” St. Mary, Ottawa, ON