The End of Poverty
Help kill poverty like it kills others. By Nimrah Khan
Healthier People Happier You
The world is split in two types of people. The fortunate and the less fortunate. The fortunate are blessed with a healthy and happy family, food to eat, clothes to wear, clean water to drink, a place to live in, and most importantly medical services. If someone said that a friend of theirs is feeling really sick and as a result he/she feels really weak. The general reaction would be to say "just tell him/her to go to the doctor and get some medicine". But what if they said that not everyone can afford to do that. People all over the world live in conditions that can eventually cost them their lives and they can't even afford to do anything that could improve their health. The End of Poverty club wants to end this, and assistance is required! On Friday June 24th a meeting in room 201 will take place at 3:15 p.m. From there volunteers will recruit as many people as they can as we march out the school at 3:30 p.m. and head to different grocery stores. Media coverage has been arranged in these stores. 5 volunteers will be needed per store. This is also a great way to get your 40 volunteer hours. At the grocery stores the task is to persuade the general public to donate a minimum of $10 towards this cause. The media at the stores will ask some questions and this will be broadcasted on the television and the school televisions. All proceeds will go to Chad, a country with the highest poverty rate in the world. In Chad, camps will be set up. These camps will be absolutely free for the public and will offer free snacks to attract people. At the camps, medical services such as doctors, medicine, and vaccinations will be available. This will help make the public in Chad healthier and as a result it will make the people who made that possible, happier. This action will be noticed by the public that's in the stores, by people watching the news, and will definitely raise awareness for the club and the cause in Rick Hansen secondary school!