17 Global Goals

Our World Leaders have committed to working on 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 major things in the next 15 years. They hope to:
1. End extreme poverty
2. Fight inequality & injustice
3. Fix climate change

The Global Goals will support sustainable development and work towards achieving these things.
It is up to all of us to take action if the Goals are going to work.
We need to let everyone know about the goals and inspire everyone to make a difference to BE THE CHANGE!

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Live Below the Line


Mia
Watching the news story about Living below the Line I felt sad that so many people are living on only $2 a day. I feel that we should all help more than we should. I think that everyone should try spending less on food so that we can donate more. It would be great to educate people to grow fresh food and support themselves more. Everyone could help to end extreme poverty.
Could you live on $2 a day?

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3502474.htm

If we could interview Carl, the reporter we would ask him:

  • How did you feel as you were going through the ‘Live below the line’ challenge?
  • What was the hardest part about the challenge?
  • How did it differ from what you were expecting?
  • Would you do it again?
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • What has this made you think about poverty?

Bahay Tuluyan

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Adam
Today we had visitors from the Philippines. Robert told us about how he lived on the streets. When he was sick someone took him to the hospital. He recovered luckily and went on to become stronger and fitter. His story made me feel sad but now he is following his dreams to become a Chef. I am very happy for him.

Raquel
At Bahay Tuluyan they have a drop in centre for homeless children. They teach the children about their rights and help to educate them.

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Matt
I discovered how many people in the Philippines walk past the homeless and pay no attention to them. It made me feel pretty sad. When I see homeless people in the city I will be more thoughtful from now on.

Laura
I am so proud of what Robert and Donna have achieved since growing up on the streets. How they lived is incredible and now they have changed their lives.

Global Poverty Project

Last week we were involved in A Global Citizen and Fair Trade Event. We worked with students from schools in the City of Whitehorse. This is a reflection from
VANESSA.
Today at the Fair Tade Event was a very important time because it had a huge impact on our understanding of the global issues around Poverty. Alicia from The Global Poverty Project taught us about all of the issues that are happening right now and how lucky we are to have all of the resources that we need to live a happy life. This experience showed us that Poverty is a huge issue in our world and that we are the next generation who have the power to make sure that poverty is history.
How would you feel if you were sleeping on sandbags everyday, had no fresh water, had to walk miles to see a doctor and had no parents to support you through this tough time?
It is up to us to make a difference. How will you help to be make the change?

We are now all working on a Social Justice issue of our Choice to research more and to take some Action to help make a difference.

“Kidsview” Social Justice Conference


The conference was great. It was all about poverty and children’s rights. I thought the title “Kidsview” really meant it beacause the kids got to share their points of view about world poverty.
I find it hard to believe that we are richer than 75% of the world with just clothing, beds, food and shelter, plus we have more. Only 12% of the world population has computers and 8% has internet access, which shows that we all have more than we need. A lot of us don’t even want to share.
After seeing the play about Gary’s and Aisa’s lives in the Philippines, I now think how ucky I am that I have the right to go to school, which is in a safe environment. I also thought about how lucky I am to live so close to my school.
The workshops really helped me to have a better understanding of what it is like to live with not much money and then what it is like to live the way I do with everything I need plus more.
I thought that the stories about children around the world who have helped to make a change, just proves that anyone small can make a bIG difference.

Reflection of Kidsview Conference by Amber