Poverty Powerpoint by Audrey, Lexi, Sophia and Wendy

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Poverty Powerpoint by Audrey, Lexi, Sophia and Wendy

  1. 1. The Eradication of Poverty By: Wendy Zhang, Audrey Goettl, Sophia Waller, and Lexie Krause Image from: http://nextgr8twriter.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/poverty.jpg
  2. 2. Why is Poverty a Global Issue? <ul><li>Affects people all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>People are suffering from deadly epidemics </li></ul><ul><li>They are living in extreme conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Half of the world’s population don’t have basic living necessities </li></ul><ul><li>Most children living in poverty don’t have a proper education </li></ul>
  3. 3. Affects of Poverty <ul><li>Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Living in substandard housing </li></ul><ul><li>Not getting a proper education </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of basic needs </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Unliterary </li></ul>
  4. 4. Image From: http://www.elca.org/hunger/resources/hungerdramas/graphics/image%203-children%20in%20poverty.jpg
  5. 5. Background <ul><li>30,000 children die a day due to poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 3 billion people, half the world’s population, live in extreme poverty </li></ul><ul><li>About 1 billion people went into the 21 st century without being able to read or write just their name </li></ul><ul><li>6 million children under the age of five die a year due to poverty </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is being done? <ul><li>Organizations, countries and programs are trying to help put an end to poverty </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations is focusing on putting an end to extreme poverty and hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations are providing basic living supplies and giving an education to people </li></ul><ul><li>Oxfam International helps people start businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Giving micro-loans </li></ul>
  7. 7. Case Study <ul><li>According to Peter Moszynski from High Wire Press, girls in Southern Sudan are more likely to die in childbirth than complete primary school </li></ul><ul><li>Providing at least a primary education for Southern Sudanese people </li></ul><ul><li>Sending money to organizations that provide basic living essentials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health care, water, mosquito netting, food, clothing, shelter </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Image from: http://www.genderandhealth.ca/en/modules/poverty/imageContent/JBUHX86N.jpg
  9. 9. We chose this topic because… <ul><li>Very few people know about the situation in Southern Sudan </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Sudan is not as well known as Darfur; not a lot of media </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Sudan is facing the same amount of problems as places such as Darfur, but is not as well known </li></ul>
  10. 10. Links and YouTube Videos <ul><li>You Tube Videos: -United Nations Development Goals http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =vddX4n30sXY </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Make Poverty History </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =kWX0XwGxfFo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Links -CARE http:// www.care.org / </li></ul><ul><ul><li> -ONE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.one.org/takeaction / </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What organization is working on this issue and what are they doing? <ul><li>Mercy Corps </li></ul><ul><li>Building homes and schools </li></ul><ul><li>Doing work at refugee camps </li></ul><ul><li>Provides health services, household supplies, food, water and other basic living necessities </li></ul>
  12. 12. What do we like about Mercy Corps? <ul><li>Mercy Corps gives humanitarian aid and supplies rather than sending the money to the government </li></ul><ul><li>Works on a lot of problems </li></ul><ul><li>Has a variety of programs </li></ul>
  13. 13. DED <ul><li>Organization that is working in Sudan </li></ul><ul><li>Have many projects </li></ul><ul><li>Created a vocational school in Khartoum for Southern Sudanese people </li></ul><ul><li>Have workshops, integration programs, provide medical service, promote peace </li></ul>
  14. 14. What do we like about DED? <ul><li>They work with the people </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches them a lot of skills </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes important things, such as integration and peace </li></ul><ul><li>Their work is in a lot of different areas in Sudan </li></ul>
  15. 15. Interactive Activities!
  16. 16. Think… <ul><li>How far do you have to go to get water? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you worry about on a daily basis? </li></ul><ul><li>How hard do you have to work in order to get a good meal? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you do when you are sick or get hurt? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of area do you live in? </li></ul>Activity 1:
  17. 17. <ul><li>What is your definition of poverty? Based on what you’ve seen and learned, has that definition changed? </li></ul><ul><li>Get into groups (we’ll assign them) and discuss these questions </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your definition of poverty on a sheet of construction paper </li></ul><ul><li>Share with the group </li></ul>Activity 2:
  18. 18. <ul><li>“ Poverty is the worst form of violence.” </li></ul><ul><li>– Mahatma Ghandi </li></ul><ul><li>Write a reflection on this quote. </li></ul><ul><li>Share and discuss with your groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Pick the best reflection per group </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion with entire group </li></ul>Activity 3:
  19. 19. Mercy Corps <ul><li>How we want to model our action plan after the work Mercy Corps is doing: </li></ul><ul><li>Mercy Corps has had many successful projects </li></ul><ul><li>We plan to actually do something about the problem in Southern Sudan </li></ul><ul><li>Actually buy the supplies and help the people </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness about Mercy Corps </li></ul>
  20. 20. S.P.I.P Saving People In Poverty <ul><li>Inform people in our community and at our school about poverty in Southern Sudan </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage others to support this organization and this cause </li></ul><ul><li>Start fundraisers </li></ul><ul><li>Send money to people in Sudan </li></ul>
  21. 21. Our Aim and Purpose <ul><li>We are doing this because we want to influence people and help them to believe that they can make a difference in the world </li></ul>
  22. 22. Our Message <ul><li>If everyone is informed about the magnitude of this issue, the more likely they will want to help stop poverty </li></ul>
  23. 23. Our Short Term Goals <ul><li>Learn more about the issue </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness about this issue </li></ul><ul><li>Get in contact with people who are doing something to help </li></ul><ul><li>Raise money to send to organizations working with Southern Sudanese people </li></ul>
  24. 24. Long Term Goals <ul><li>Continue to raise money and send it to organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Continue raising awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Continue our work throughout high school and college </li></ul>
  25. 25. Our Wiki <ul><li>Link to our Wiki http://global-challenge.wikispaces.com/Categories+Hum1+Group1 </li></ul><ul><li>Our Wiki contains information about this issue and what you can do to help </li></ul><ul><li>Has links to other organizations and petitions that you can sign </li></ul>
  26. 26. Organizations/Petitions <ul><li>Oxfam International </li></ul><ul><li>World Bank </li></ul><ul><li>UNICEF </li></ul><ul><li>UNDP </li></ul><ul><li>Save the Children </li></ul><ul><li>ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History </li></ul>
  27. 27. Why is this issue important? <ul><li>It takes away people’s chances for a better and more successful lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>People are deprived of the education that they deserve </li></ul><ul><li>It affects the entire world, thus making it an important issue </li></ul>
  28. 28. Why should you do something? <ul><li>It affects over half of the world’s population </li></ul><ul><li>You could help save the lives of millions of people of all ages </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>“ Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robison </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Image from: http://www.ed.ac.uk/annualreview/0405/images/poverty.jpg </li></ul>Reach Out. Speak Out. Be Heard.

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