Central Idea- Poverty Much is being done to help the local and global communities of the world to alleviate poverty and it is our responsibility to also help. Inquiries Into:
What causes poverty?
What are the effects of poverty?
What is being done to help?
What can we do to help?
Left in Poverty
Won’t finish school
Causes and Effects of Poverty in Indonesia History Democracy Government corruption “Natural disasters” Education Terrorism Religious conflicts Poverty statistics
Poverty in Pakistan History
Today includes Taliban
Military - % one of the
largest in the world for corruption
health and education
40% of population live
under poverty line Natural disasters
Poverty in Kenya
Overpopulation in Kenya
12.7% under poverty line
Over 50% of poor families don’t finish high school
Poverty in Russia Soviet Union after WW2 Conflict with United States Building up military Russia-Average salary today corruption Selling oil and gas Economic crisis
Causes of Poverty in Poland
Poverty in Latvia
People in poverty
Cuts in Education
Religious organizationsand churches Mr. Gailis plays his part
Anglican Church History What they do: Orphange Soup Kitchen Help for the elderly
Save the childrenBy Julija & Eva Founded in 1932 Protect rights of kids Help children in need Medicine Food Clothes etc.
Hope for Children
Started in 1994.
Helps families in crises.
Food, clothes, etc.
Give kids attention!
Missionaries of Charity
Help poorest of the poor
Help families with problems (therapy)
Pay for children’s education
Haiti fundraiser 9th grade help
Money sent to PADF
Dear Mr.Bruegge (Adidas), The 5th grade class of the International School of Latvia is collecting shoes for needy kids together with Hope for Children.Hope for Children is an organization that helps street kids and other poor children with medical assistance, food aid, and family support. We are organizing this shoe drive as part of our unit of study- poverty. So far we have had a Haiti fund raiser and we collected about $1600! We have also started work in Riga for Sisters of Charity which helps kids and families in need. There, we are teaching English and doing craft activities with these kids every Saturday! All of this including collecting shoes! We would like you to donate shoes for this special cause and 1 reason is these kids only get 1-2 pairs of shoes every year. For these kids it would be their dream come true to get a pair of Adidas shoes! And we would accept the shoes gratefully! Of course we would mention you when we present our poverty exhibition to the school community, and say how you were a great help. And we would be happy to advertise your shoes in our school too. Again, thank you for considering giving shoes. It will make a big difference to many poor kids! Poverty is a global problem as much as helping is a global solution.Remember, a million small actions are better than a million big thoughts. Sincerely, The 5th grade class of ISL!
Helen- Hope for Children
Our Action Central Idea By helping to teach English, our students will be given the opportunity to have a better and brighter future, and we will be given the satisfaction that we have made a difference in their lives.