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Poverty: Time to act together

Diversity Art &Essay Contest has a different theme each year. According to the needs of the society we work together with our partners and advisory board to determine the best theme to make our future leaders work on.

According to United Nation’s report on Poverty Reduction, economic growth will not reduce poverty, improve equality and produce jobs unless it is inclusive of all community levels. Governments, private sector, universities, faith-based or secular organizations, grass-roots level NGOs, etc. need to work together to recognize the roots of poverty and produce and implement solutions.

Where are we standing to solve poverty? What effect can one person (me) have on poverty? What effects can a community have on it? What factors contribute to poverty? You can find more about the theme in the Brain Storming section at the end.

Brainstorming worksheet:

When planning your work(s), it is important to think about the theme, “Poverty: Time to Act Together” in many different ways. Try to think about the following…

Brainstorming worksheet:

When planning your work(s), it is important to think about the theme, “Poverty: Time to Act Together” in many different ways. Try to think about the following…

Why is poverty a problem?

Where does poverty strike most? What kinds of people live in poverty?

Why does it matter whether or not I try to understand the poverty?

What would it be like if I could not afford anything that my friends have?

What does our culture say about poverty> What have I learned about poverty in my communities and classrooms?

How would the world be different if everybody addressed issue of poverty?

How does poverty affect someone’s life, health and goals?

How would your perspective on poverty be different if you lived in another part of the state or county?

What efforts are being made to prevent and solve poverty? Are they working?

Have subconscious judgments or assumptions do I make about people or places affected by poverty?

Have I or my family ever been so poor that even we could not afford food and lived in hunger for a while? What would it feel like to be hungry and in poverty every day?

What  can I do, as an individual, to help solve poverty?

What can our government do to solve poverty?

What can our government do to solve poverty?

What can we do collectively as communities, faith groups, government, etc. to end poverty?