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Transcript of Poverty
Eradication of Poverty Organizations that
Help with Poverty Relief Romero was appointed arch bishop of San Salvador. The oligarchy in San Salvador became a powerful enemy after murdering one of of his close friends, Father Rutilio Grande. Then Romero learned about the torture and unfair living conditions of the peasants. Mercenaries were sent to rape and kill peasants, and because the church protected them, Romero was a target. Romero continued preaching. He was a hero because he gave a voice to those with none and encouraged those who had lost all hope. Level 2: Additive Muhammed Yunus Abdul Sattar Edhi Oscar Romero Level 3: Transformative Stereotypes Compare & Contrast View from Poverty Level 4: Social Action -Uneducated
-It's their fault Poverty Simulation Field Trip Pen Pals Volunteer Work This day has been honored every year since 1993. It has been set apart to promote awareness about poverty and destitution in countries around the world, and to help fight poverty. World leaders in the Millennium Summit have made a commitment that by 2015, they will have cut the people living in poverty by half. This year's theme is "Working together out of poverty." The goal is to have an antipoverty alliance that will be participated in actively in developed and developing countries. http://www.playspent.org
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/could-you-live-438-week International Day for the
Eradication of Poverty http://www.care.org/features/vfts.asp For the Social Action Approach, we're going to have our students write to pen pals in poverty stricken areas. They will write about their different daily experiences and challenges. They can share pictures, stories, and anything else they want to tell their pal. This way they will learn about the culture of someone in poverty though a bond they have formed with their pen pal. -Canned food drive, collect winter clothing, Toys for Tots: Make it a contest within each class, grade level, etc. who donates the most things. The winner gets a prize such as a pizza party, longer recess, etc.
-Habitat for Humanity: Take a field trip to help build house with Habitat for Humanity. Have them write a reflection of their experiences and what they learned.
-World Vision: Sponsoring a child as a class, keep an update on the child and learn about their different struggles. -Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
-Habitat for Humanity
-Robin Hood Foundation
These organizations are a mix of nonprofit/profit organizations. They strive to end poverty in the United States and around the world. -Adopt a family for Christmas: Split up the different needs of the families within classmates. As a class bring the gifts to the family and this could be a field trip. Poorest countries in the world... #3 Zimbabwe #2Liberia #1 Congo Richest in the world... #1 United States
#3 India The End - In a few years, over 50 priests had been attacked or kidnapped, and 12 had been assassinated by the oligarchy's mercenaries
- Romero actually died because of what he did to protect people. "One must not love oneself so much, as to avoid getting involved in the risks of life that history demands of us, and those that fend off danger will lose their lives." Romero - just before he was shot
- His beliefs did not die with him. After his death, the citizens rallied and started the bloody 12 year Salvadorian Civil War. -Within the U.S. In 2011, 46.2 million people (15.0 percent) were in poverty.
-In 2011, 9.5 million (11.8 percent) families were in poverty.
-In 2011, 26.5 million (13.7 percent) of people ages 18-64 were in poverty.
-In 2011, 16.1 million (22.0 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.
-In 2011, 3.6 million (9.0 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty. Born January 1st 1928 in British India. Grew up taking care of his mother who suffered from paralysis and diabetes, and that is where his love for helping the sick developed. At the age of 20, he migrated to Karachi, Pakistan. The poverty conditions here were very harsh. He realized the desperate need for a medical clinic, and began to save up money. He applied himself to learn basic medical care from a friend who was a doctor. He was dedicated to his work. He would even sleep on the steps outside of his clinic so he was available at all times for anyone who needed his help. In 1957 there was a flu epidemic in Karachi. He set up tents around the city that distributed free vaccinations. His clinic grew and as he saved more money, he bought an ambulance so he could drive himself to the sick. Soon his clinic became publicly funded and were able to open up more clinics with more resources. Today Edhi has over 300 clinic and 2,000 ambulances in the country of Pakistan. He did everything to personally bathe the handicapped, to play with the orphaned children and has made a huge impact of the community around him This 'holiday' is celebrated on October 17. On that date many years ago, over 100,000 people came together in Paris, France to honor people in extreme poverty, violence, and hunger. This date signifies the renewing of a commitment to end poverty. It was declared by the UN General Assembly on December 22, 1992 that October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In honor of this day the United Nations Postal Administration issued 6 commemorative stamps and cards going with the theme, "We Can End Poverty."
A main purpose of this day is to make the voice of the poor heard The median household income in the United States is $46,326.
The average Congolese worker earns less than a dollar a day. Even teachers earn only $40 per month and are rarely paid on time.