Someone Who has Taken Action


Someone Who has Taken Action
Hear HER Voice:
Students to view the Music Video clip on YouTube
of Sarah McLachlan’s “WORLD on FIRE”. This is an
inspiring project by Sarah who made the decision
to make her own Music video for $15 instead of
paying her production company $150,000. She
then gave the balance to those in need.
The result is a music video identifying what the $ can buy
in developing countries and/or communities.
“World On Fire”
Hearts are worn in these dark ages
You’re not alone in this story’s pages
The light has fallen amongst the living and the dying
And I’ll try to hold it in, yeah I’ll try to hold it in
The world’s on fire and
It’s more than I can handle
I’ll tap into the water
(Try and bring my share)
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
(Bring it to the table)
Bring what I am able
To view the lyrics in full visit:
Listen and read the messages Sarah presents in the
Video clip twice.
In pairs work together to document how Sarah spent the
balance of
$5000 =
Cost of make-up and hair for one day
one years schooling for 145 girls in Afghanistan
1.Discuss while categorising her spending, then prioritise
according to your own set of values.
Discuss the priorities of the class.
Are there different value systems within the class?
Can you identify what is valuable in your life?
List if possible.
Do we need to rethink our priorities?
2.Brainstorm ways you can be as creative as Sarah to be
an ‘Agent for Change’ to support the work of Catholic
Mission in our Indigenous communities.
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