BuildWoW City School Presentation

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This is a presentation I put together for some of the students at City School in Toronto. I focused on poverty in developing countries and how education is a critical component in turning the tide. I then shared the story of Building Walls of Wisdom (www.buildwow.com), from where we started to where we are today.

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BuildWoW City School Presentation

  1. 1. @BuildWOW in Toronto 11.2.11
  2. 2. Who herewants towin thelottery?
  3. 3. The truth is,you alreadyhave.
  4. 4. Who is this ?guy, and whatis this guytalkingabout?
  5. 5. My name isRuss.
  6. 6. This is my brother. 1 Principal – 3 Degrees – 55 Countries Travelled
  7. 7. Let’s talkabout wherewe live.
  8. 8. I can’t get awi-fi signal.
  9. 9. I have threeexams thisweek!
  10. 10. I asked for ano whipfrappuccinoand ended upwith this.
  11. 11. My brother/sister stolethe remote.
  12. 12. Talk aboutproblems.
  13. 13. Let’s talk aboutfood.
  14. 14. What the world eats. Chad | Breidjing | 1 Week | $1.23 USD
  15. 15. What the world eats. Ecuador | Tingo | 1 Week | $31.55 USD
  16. 16. What the world eats. United States | North Carolina | 1 Week | $341.98 USD
  17. 17. There are516,064,963obese people in theWorld.
  18. 18. 925 million people donot have enough toeat and 98 percent ofthem live in developingcountries.
  19. 19. Let’s talk aboutwater.
  20. 20. What the world drinks. Canada | Available where you live | Chlorine & Fluoride
  21. 21. What the world drinks.Africa - 40 Billion Hours/yr | Worldwide -27,000 Deaths/wk
  22. 22. Let’s talk aboutpoverty.
  23. 23. There are 2.2 billionchildren in theWorld.
  24. 24. 1 billion of thesechildren live inpoverty.
  25. 25. That’s almost 3times thepopulation of theUSA.
  26. 26. In fact..It is estimated that 30,000 children die from poverty-related causes every day.
  27. 27. Let’s talk abouteducation.
  28. 28. Millions of children indeveloping countrieswill never see theinside of a classroom.
  29. 29. In fact... Almost 1 in 5 children worldwide don’t attend school.
  30. 30. Poverty has robbedthese children of theeducationalopportunities we enjoy.
  31. 31. Dwaic wdsl iwva9rev qqpxmssowmf;.
  32. 32. Dwaic wdsl iwva9rev qqpxmssowmf;.In Omomet (Mwangaza) 80% of men and 90% of women were found to be illiterate in a 2010 study.
  33. 33. Things can go one oftwo ways. #the girl effect
  34. 34. Let’s talk aboutBuildingWalls ofWisdom.
  35. 35. We set out to makea small-positivechange .
  36. 36. Specifically,to build10 schools in10 years.
  37. 37. 2.5 years in,and we have juststarted our6 th & 7th project.
  38. 38. Where we have built. Kenya | Sri Lanka | Ecuador | Ghana
  39. 39. With help fromordinary people fromaround the World.
  40. 40. That have raised fundsand awareness in manyways.
  41. 41. A quick story aboutTua Primary.
  42. 42. Our current project.
  43. 43. Adubilliyili.
  44. 44. 600 million hoursor 68000 years...
  45. 45. 600 million hoursor 68000 years... Have been spent playing Call of Duty: Black ops.
  46. 46. We all possess theability to createprofound,meaningful,and lasting changein the World.
  47. 47. Small actionscan lead tosubstantial change.
  48. 48. Learn.Share.Contribute.
  49. 49. BuildWOW.comFacebook.com/BuildWOWTwitter.com/BuildWOW

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