Poverty

According to Mahatma Ghandi, “poverty is the worst form of violence”.

  • What is poverty?
  • Try to make up your own definition of this term
  • Who are the poor?
  • Why does poverty exist?
  • Will we ever be able to eradicate poverty?

Take 10 minutes to write down your thoughts on these questions, and then discuss with a classmate.

Today we will discuss the documentary The End of Poverty  What is the main message of the documentary?

We will also look at this TedTalk. What new perspectives are essential in order to begin eradicating poverty, according to Efosa Omojo?

Finally, we will read the short story “Robert and the Dog” by Ken Saro-Wiwa and discuss how this story is relevant to the topic of poverty.

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