World Humanitarian Day | August 19
Teachers: Share the importance of World Humanitarian Day with your students. Use the World Humanitarian Day Multimedia Lesson Plan in the classroom. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
The following films, stories and artwork honor young heroes working to overcome the consequences of the climate emergency for the world's most vulnerable people and ensure that their voices are heard.
Slater Kemker Jewell is a young filmmaker and climate activist. She is the director of Youth Unstoppable, a documentary telling the untold stories of youth on the front lines of climate change, refusing to let their futures slip away. (An Inconvenient Youth was retitled Youth Unstoppable.)
Slater Jewell-Kemker is an award-winning student reporter and filmmaker who works for a better environment and for peace.
Two girls go to Nepal to build a shelter that will collect fresh water and solar energy in hopes of solving community problems. (2:15 minutes run time)
Greta Thunberg is a young Swedish environmental activist who is internationally known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation.
Get inspired by stories and films about brave humanitarians providing education, shelter and aid to those affected by war, and bringing medical assistance to those in need.
Defying death in South Sudan. Featuring Humanitarian Hero Award Winner Ken Payumo. [Includes some violence and may not be appropriate for younger students.]
A moving essay about a bakery in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina that gives food to the poor.
Listen & Read Along Stories
Malala Yousafzai speaks out for the rights of girls to have an education. This story has both text and audio.
Humanitarian Short Films that have won awards at the MY HERO International Film Festival
Related Content and Links
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editors Deborah Neff and Abigail Richardson.
Organizer created on 7/28/2012 1:00:45 PM by Becky Miller
Last edited 7/14/2023 7:44:37 AM by Abigail Richardson