The Fight Against Poverty By David Guarin & Jay Roff
Evolution of Poverty Over Time Poverty came with the origin of society itself. With the rise of civilizations and the strengthening of social stratifications worsened the issue. In the last 50 years we have made more progress in this issue than in the past 500 years.
Poverty TodayPoverty today has become more serious and thanks to theability to spread information so quickly more people arebecoming aware.Most of the world’s poverty is concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of South Asia.The biggest factor today is the staggering amount ofchildren living in poverty.Education, the spread of disease, corruption, naturaldisasters, really all of the issues we are learning aboutadd to this issue and make it worse.
How can we address this issue and on what levels? There are many institutions, funds, NGO’s, and individuals fighting to end poverty. We believe that the best way to fight this is to not only support these programs not only with donations of funds but with our own time and effort. Spreading the word on this issue and possibly starting other sects of these organizations/initiatives can also help. CARE, the SEVEN fund, and “True Solutions, Take Action”.
We can leave all of thisbehind if we make theeffort and work together
Discussion QuestionsWhat could YOU possibly do to fight the poverty aroundYOU?Do the current government socio-economical programstargeted to fight this issue seem to work in Venezuela?Any other countries?What do you believe to be the best forms of aid a personin poverty could receive?After seeing this presentation do you think that we couldend poverty or at least reduce greatly some day?Which nation of the 5 presented here seems to be theworst off? Why?
Reflection AssignmentYour reflection assignment is to choose an article that isconcerned with one of the 5 countries we mentionedearlier in our presentation(Mexico, India, Nigeria, Haiti, and Venezuela) and answerthe following questions. - Who is suffering? Why are they suffering? How are they Suffering? - Are they receiving aid? In what form? - What are some solutions to the current predicament ofthese people? Do some of the solutions presented hereseem like viable fixes to their suffering?
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