Poverty

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Poverty

  1. 1. Renée Spiteri Molly Sayers Sharef Danho Craig Dick Poverty “ Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit” -Eli Khamarov
  2. 2. What do YOU think poverty is… Is this what you think of?
  3. 3. Dictionary’s Definition <ul><li>Poverty: The state of having little or no </li></ul><ul><li>money or material possession </li></ul>
  4. 4. FALSE!!!
  5. 5. Our Definition <ul><li>Poverty: The lack of basic needs to </li></ul><ul><li>survive </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: food, shelter, fresh water, clothing, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Money is not the only answer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Myths and Misunderstandings
  7. 7. When you hear ‘Poverty’, What do you think of? <ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>Are we right?
  8. 8. This is Poverty…
  9. 9. True or False? <ul><li>Africa is poor </li></ul><ul><li>30,000 children die everyday from extreme poverty </li></ul><ul><li>1 child dies every 24 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly a million people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their name </li></ul>
  10. 10. “ You can’t get rid of poverty by giving people money” -P.J O’Rourke
  11. 11. <ul><li>So, if MONEY is NOT the ANSWER… </li></ul>… WHAT IS?
  12. 12. Sustainable Projects and Development
  13. 13. <ul><li>“ Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Chinese Proverb </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. NO EDUCATION NO JOB OPPURTUNITES . NO MONEY/ NO BASIC NEEDS. CYCLE CONTINUES . POVERTY The Cycle of Poverty
  15. 15. “ Eliminating poverty is not an act of kindness; it’s an act of justice ” -Nelson Mandela “The time is always right to do right.” -Nelson Mandela
  16. 16. “ God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try” -Mother Teresa
  17. 17. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~Norman Vincent Peale
  18. 18. So, what can YOU do to HELP? <ul><li>DONATE YOUR TIME. </li></ul><ul><li>RAISE AWARNESS. </li></ul><ul><li>START WITH SOMETHING YOU CAN TACKLE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fresh water </li></ul></ul>

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