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UNITED FOR A CHANGE
Transcript of UNITED FOR A CHANGE
How can we contribute to decrease the high percentage of poverty in Honduras?
Are six ethical values that everyone can agree on. These are values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -Theodore Roosevelt
UNITED FOR A CHANGE
Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal
Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do
Have the courage to do the right thing
Build a good reputation
Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule
Be tolerant and accepting of differences
Use good manners, not bad language
Be considerate of the feelings of others
Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone
Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements
Contribute to the reduction of poverty in Honduras by inculcating moral values.
The Six Pillars of Character
Six Pillars of Character
What you know about Honduras?
Honduras population is about 8.5 million people.
Honduras is the second poorest country of Central America.
According with the National Statistic Institute of Honduras, 6 out of 10 Hondurans live in poverty.
Remittances (money send from abroad) is the third income source for Honduran families.
21.5% (1,827,500) of the total population lives with less than $1 dollar per day.
15.2% of Hondurans over 15 years old, do not know how to read.
66.2% (5,627,000) of the population lives in poverty and 45.3% (2,549,031) lives in extreme poverty.
26.6% (2,261,000) of the families live in overcrowding conditions.
The housing deficit is of 1,150,000, growing exponentially each year.
United Nations, said in its report of 2010, that Honduras will have 100,000 to 130,000 new poor people annually.
65% of the housing deficit is Qualitative, which means that the Honduran family has a home that is in need of home renovations or improvements, some lack basic services such as sewers and water.
35% (2,975,000) of the population lacks a home.
Land plots are inaccessible for families that gain minimum wage.
Minimum wage is Lps. 7,419 Lempiras ($358.41) per month.
Our vision is to create a more fair society for future generations built upon the six pillars of character.
Be compassionate and show you care
Help people in need
Do your share to make your school and community better
Get involved in community affairs
Stay informed; vote
Be a good neighbor
Obey laws and rules
Protect the environment
Play by the rules
Take turns and share
Be open-minded; listen to others
Don’t take advantage of others
Don’t blame others carelessly
Treat all people fairly
Kids with cancer...
Poverty Strikes Out Society
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men" -Frederick Douglass
"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone" -Ronald Reagan
Fighting to survive...
Smiling for being alive...
Do what you are supposed to do
Persevere: keep on trying!
Always do your best
Think before you act consider the consequences
Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes
Set a good example for others
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