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Poverty 1212590041788521 8

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Poverty 1212590041788521 8

  1. 1. Poverty Alleviation Global Priority Presented by: Bharat Jhalani July 2008
  2. 2. Meaning <ul><li>Poverty is deprivation of things that determine the quality of life like: </li></ul><ul><li>food </li></ul><ul><li>clothing </li></ul><ul><li>shelter </li></ul><ul><li>safe drinking water </li></ul><ul><li>opportunity to learn </li></ul><ul><li>enjoy the respect of fellow citizens </li></ul>
  3. 3. Numbers speak louder than words! <ul><li>One third of deaths - some 18 million people a year or 50,000 per day - are due to poverty-related causes. </li></ul><ul><li>Every year nearly 11 million children living in poverty die before their fifth birthday. </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 100 million street children worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>800 million people go to bed hungry every night. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Effects of Poverty <ul><li>Terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Human Trafficking - $32 billion market </li></ul><ul><li>Child labor - 218 million children aged 5 to 17 are in </li></ul><ul><li>child labor worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Burglary </li></ul><ul><li>Drug abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Road Accidents - 100 million street children worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Floods - Bad drainage system accumulates water. </li></ul><ul><li>Diseases - AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. We need to act <ul><li>BECAUSE…… </li></ul>
  6. 6. It’s not fair… No one can choose the circumstances into which they are born.
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Eliminating poverty is not an act of kindness but an act of justice.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Nelson Mandela </li></ul>
  8. 8. What should be done?
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Chinese Proverb </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Stop feeding poor people instead invest for their skills development, vocational training, etc.. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What can Governments do? <ul><li>Stop wasteful expenditures like military. </li></ul>
  12. 14. What can WE do to HELP? <ul><li>Donate YOUR Time </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Start with something you can tackle </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disease </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fresh Water </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>

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