VHHS First ClassGlobal Awareness Week May our Words become Actions!
Global Awareness WeekHow many people live in Vernon Hills? A) 15,000 B) 25,000 C) 35,000 D) 55,000 E) 150,000
Global Awareness WeekHow many people live in the Chicago Area/Illinois? A) 3 million in Chicago Area /10 million in IL B) 5 million in Chicago Area /20 million in IL C) 8 million in Chicago Area /11 million in IL D) 13 million in Chicago Area /20 million in IL E) 15 million in Chicago Area /25 million in IL
Global Awareness WeekHow many people live in the U.S./World? A) 320 million in U.S. / 7 billion in the World B) 1 billion in U.S. / 7 billion in the World C) 1.5 billion in U.S. / 7billion in the World D) 4 billion in U.S. / 7 billion in the World E) 6.5 billion in U.S. / 7 billion in the World
Global Awareness WeekIf you answered the last 3 questions correctlythen you are on your way to becoming . . . “Globally Aware”!If not – then listen up!
Global Awareness WeekIt’s natural to feel that we are a majority of theworld’s population as the U.S. is such adominant world power. The U.S. is only 4.5% ofthe world’s population1 – we make up less than1/20th of the people on this planet. However…
Global Awareness Week• FACT: We are less than 1/20th of the world’s population yet we consume 20% of the world’s energy2• FACT: Our country’s wealth is larger than the next three largest countries combined3• FACT: 80% of the world’s population lives on less than $10 a day4 Compared to the rest of the world… WE ARE THE 99% 1%!
Global Awareness Week Did you catch that? 80% of the world’s population lives on less than $10 a day! Thepoorest of the poor 1.4 billion (20%) survive on less than $1.25/day5 How much do you think the average American lives on each day6? $55
Global Awareness Week What can WE do about this?(SQUARE OF CHOICES activity)
COVE Alliance (Children’s Outreach and Vocational Education)Through COVE Alliance, Vernon Hills High School has raised over $43,000 to build and fund a primary school building inKapeeka, Uganda. We have given over 100 children an education so far and hope to continue for 100’s more. Pictures taken by VH Sr Kate Lee
COVE Alliance But we can do so much more . . .At our school, there are two dormitories with 40 children living in each. Your donations this week will help build another dormitory so that they will have a cleaner and larger space to live and learn in.Pictures taken by VH Senior Kate Lee
Global Awareness Week For one week, if every student at VHHS donates $1 out of the $55 he/she uses a day,what difference would that make?
Global Awareness Week We would drink one less soda per day . . .or we would buy one less song on iTunes per day . . . or we would drive five fewer miles per day . . .
COVE AllianceBut to our students in Uganda, that $1 per day meansso much more. It means a greatly improved life interms of food, shelter, and education.Last summer, a group from VHHS went toKapeeka, Uganda to see the school that WE donated in2009. The group was greeted by the students in theirBlue & Silver Cougar uniforms, in front of their newschool, singing, “We love love love love you.”We really have made a difference!
Global Awareness WeekPicture taken by VH Senior Kate Lee
Global Awareness WeekCan you spare $1 per day over the next fivedays to continue to fund our school in Uganda?Today begins “Global Awareness Week” atVHHS. As you read the posters displayedthroughout the school be aware of our vastwealth compared to the majority of others.Making this small donation is one way to makea difference.
Sources1. http://www.census.gov/population/www/popclockus.html2. http://data.worldbank.org/country/united-states3. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD4. World Bank Development Indicators, 20085. World Bank Development Indicators, 20086. US Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2009