Presentation Overview What is Poverty? Poverty throughout History Causes of Poverty Types of Poverty Where is it happening? What we can do to help Application Would you be able to survive? Conclusion
Thesis Children in the developing world spend most of their childhood struggling to survive, without much hope for a secure, productive life. Children are suffering all across the globe, even in places we could never imagine, such as only minutes away from our homes.
Personal Relevance Passion for Kids Helping others P.I.P.
Your Relevance Awareness Support Value your possessions
What is Poverty? Poverty is the lack of basic necessities that all human beings must have. Such as: Lack of Food and Water
What is Poverty? Poverty is the lack of basic necessities that all human beings must have. Such as: Lack of Shelter
What is Poverty? Poverty is the lack of basic necessities that all human beings must have. Such as: Lack of Education
What is Poverty? Poverty is the lack of basic necessities that all human beings must have. Such as: Lack of Medicare
What is Poverty? Poverty is the lack of basic necessities that all human beings must have. Such as: Lack of Security
Poverty doesn't know your age, or the colour of your skin, hedoesn't even care about the poor state that you're in. He doesn't want to know, if you're hungry, or you're cold, he justkeeps calm and quiet, while head bent you hold. Many who have met him are still with him today, not throughtheir own choices, but by him not giving way. Desperately needing clothes or shoes, so into purse you peer, you'llhave to wait another week, or visit charities you fear. He knows you've little money, and this he never defends, he knowsyou'll have to borrow, from loan sharks, or from friends He doesn't even blink an eye, when you're worse off than before, heswears, that it's your own fault, you must have known the score.
Qualifications A four-person family earning less than $22,050 a year sets the poverty standard 14 million children (newborn to 18) U.S. Poverty level is $10,400/year 200,000 U.S. youth are homeless Welfare
Miscellaneous Facts 48% of poverty victims are children. 15 million children (1/4th) live below poverty line. 2,660 children born into poverty UK Chocolate 100 billion pounds of food is wasted in America each year.
Homeless Effects all ages. Before birth Homeless mothers usually means unhealthy pregnancies. Infants Low birth rates Greater risk of death Endangered health. Lack immunizations Toddlers Developmental delays
Infectious disease Asthma Lead poisoning Low graduation rates 100,00 youth Homeless continued
Poverty in Philadelphia 33% without a high school diploma live in poverty 56% of school students qualify for free lunch 80% drop out of high school between 8th and 9th grade.
In our own backyard?!? http://www.city-data.com/poverty/poverty-Norristown-Pennsylvania.html
Poverty in Montgomery County 778,048 23.1% 6.1% 3.1%
Future of America “as far as I’m concerned, we should be calling for a state of emergency on this issue” -Miss Katene
Organizations FWOP (future without poverty) www.futurewithoutpoverty.org UNICEF www.unicef.org Feed the Children www.feedthechildren.org/site/PageServer?pagename=org_us_programs World Vision www.worldvision.org
What We Can Do to Help Fundraise Canned Food Drive Book Drive Sponser a Child