Opening today at 11am at the Whiteaways Arcade (with an artist talk tomorrow at 3pm) is The Poverty Line, a photo exhibition looking at the realities of living at the poverty line on a global scale using the universal lens of food. Artist duo Stefen Chow and Lin Huiyi began this project in 2010 and it has since expanded to 28 countries across 6 continents. At #GTF2018 the exhibition is personalised, showing Malaysia and her bordering countries, as well as the countries we trade with, and a snapshot of the rest of the world based on food group. Each picture shows what food a person in poverty would have access to for the entire day. 'Human beings are what is known as irrational,' said Stefen, of some of the foods he chose to photograph, 'so we learnt that people in poverty don't necessarily choose complex carbohydrates that will nourish them but instead choose foods that are tasty and high in calories.' All of the food is photographed on top of a newspaper printed on the same day. 'We picked the newspapers and pages at random, but it does give every image a sense of time and place,' says Stefen. 'The papers might talk about political parties that have long since disappeared.' There are stark similarities in the food choices faced by those living at the poverty line in different countries, even when looking at developed vs less developed countries. All Chow and Lin hope for is that when you walk away, you have more questions than answers. Exhibiting until 2 Sep - visit our website to learn more. 📷: Vincent Lee, Fujifilm
What does poverty mean? Let this exhibition shock you (which the World Bank even used as a visual reference for poverty) as it shows the daily food choices of those who live at the poverty line in many different countries. Artist duo Chow and Lin have expanded this striking photo exhibition across 28 countries and 6 continents, creating large typological photographic statement that addresses the complex issues of global poverty. Opening on Saturday at the Whiteaways Arcade - not one to miss.
My first time in Africa was in 9th grade. I remember being so confused as we drove away from the Nairobi airport. There were a bunch of people living in dinky little shacks on the side of the dusty road. And I mean a BUNCH.
I had been attending private school most of my life. I had assumed most of the world lived like my friends from the suburbs. I mean, I knew that poor people existed...I just thought there were a small number of them living off in some far corner of the earth.
This is called The Fish Tank Principle. It’s when you assume the rest of the world is represented by the people who most immediately surround you. But it’s not! You are not normal. Your comfort is not normal. Your education level is not normal. You are an outlier and poverty is normal. Much love and respect to everyone determined to start a conversation about this! ❤️👊
Le système de "Village Savings and Loan Association" mis en place dans les programmes VillageFXB permet aux femmes d'accéder à un système de microcrédit interne et de ne plus avoir à dépendre systématiquement de leur mari.
En Ouganda Irena est ainsi en mesure de subvenir aux besoins de sa famille, grâce à son petit commerce.
It’s finally Friday! Get off the beaten track this weekend and forge your own fun 🏊♂️🚴♀️🏕 @cotopaxi makes outdoor apparel and gear that comes with a 61 year guarantee - which happens to be the lifespan of someone living in the developing world, and represents their commitment to alleviating global poverty by supporting nonprofits 🌎
Understanding this is mission critical. I often see people get burned when they try to be generous and it causes them to give up. But you wouldn’t give up if you were thinking about giving the right way! Giving is way more like investing than it is like purchasing.
When you invest, sometimes it goes south and that’s just too bad. But also, sometimes it grow and grows beyond your wildest dreams! That’s what giving is like. When you’re a good giver, you will have some of your generosity go south, but most of it will have positive compounding consequences for years or decades to come!
I love and respect all you generous givers out there. It’s not about getting everything right. It’s about doing your best with what you have. ❤️👊
Poverty isn’t “rare.” We like to think of the poor as a few far and in between people who live in dispersed corners of the earth. That’s false.
Poverty is the norm. It’s the majority. It’s the most common form of human existence in the world today and in all of history. Today, if you earn $5k/year then you are wealthier than 75% of the planet. These figures feel impossible when we’re driving on highways and watching YouTube videos but they’re true.
And there’s no need to feel guilty about it! But there is a need to be aware of it. Help people to wake up - it’s time! Love and respect to all you folks willing to hear and talk about the truth. You should be proud of yourselves. ❤️👊
Hard at work preparing for #ThePovertyLine - a photography exhibition exploring a simple question: what does poverty mean? This visual project by Chow and Lin, an artist duo, began in China in 2010 and has since expanded to 28 countries across 6 contenients. The exhibition shows a series of photos where each picture denotes the daily food choice a poor person would have in a particular country at the time the photo was made. Coming to #GTF2018 - visit georgetownfestival.com/programmes/the-poverty-line to learn more.
The OPHI Summer School 2018 kicked off today at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. The Summer School will run for two weeks from 16-27 July 2018. This year, OPHI welcomes 60 participants from 40 countries.
The purpose of this intensive Summer School is to provide a thorough technical and practical introduction to multidimensional poverty measurement with a strong emphasis on the Alkire-Foster method. Upon completing the course, students will have the skills required to construct and analyse an official national multidimensional poverty measure and to describe its policy relevance.
The summer school is led by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire and the OPHI team.
Have you joined in on the @thankyounz movement? This is is no way a sponsored post but when I came across this social enterprise, I was really taken by it! So I’ve popped along to my local supermarket, purchased a bunch of @thankyounz products for ourselves & have even sent some to family & friends. 100% of the profits go towards helping end global poverty. #telltwo#thankyounz#globalpoverty#changetheworld
OPHI Summer School 2018 starts on Monday. We look forward to welcoming all participants in Oxford! Here is a photo from last year's summer school in Morocco.
The purpose of this intensive Summer School is to provide a thorough technical and practical introduction to multidimensional poverty measurement with a strong emphasis on the Alkire-Foster Method. Upon completing the course, students have the skills required to construct and analyse an official national multidimensional poverty measure and to describe its policy relevance.
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We provide @thankyouaus water at all of our open for inspections to keep all our wonderful home open attendees hydrated and to play our part in funding water access, sanitation and hygiene!
Every bottle of Thankyou water helps fund water, sanitation and/or hygiene programs in low-income countries with 100% of the profit going towards ending the effects of global poverty.
Challenge: What are some solutions to homelessness?
Idea: Trade Fairs for the homeless
In the fall of 2004, a group of homeless advocates in San Francisco tried an experiment. They rented a local convention hall, persuaded nearly every social service provider in their city to set up a table, and opened what amounted to a trade fair for homeless people. In addition to information about every short- and long-term housing program available in the city, Project Homeless Connect provided clothing, shoes, free phone calls, counselling, medical treatment, dental care, eye exams and glasses, benefits information, government identification cards, and more. There was live music, free food, and, yes, even secure valet parking for shopping carts, so that clients could wander the aisles without fear of having their few possessions stolen.
Project Homeless Connect was so successful in enrolling new clients into existing social service programs, that San Francisco now convenes the event six times each year. Homeless participants report that they feel respected and safe at the event. (This is particularly relevant for Vancouver, where many homeless people -- especially women -- avoid visiting social service offices in the downtown eastside for fear they will be robbed.) Homeless Connect has helped galvanize service providers as well. Social workers and activists and bureaucrats all get to know one another and build relationships that make it easier for them to help their clients navigate among providers. And volunteers clamour to participate. High schools and colleges allow students to volunteer in lieu of class work, and a few Bay Area companies have started allowing their employees to take paid days off work to help organize the event.
Find more such ideas, entrepreneurs and funders for a sustainable planet on Earthr.org.
“Is it so far fetched that we could live in a world where every company stands for something noble?” Check out this sneak peek of the amazing WORLDZ 2017 Keynote “A Life of Value” by Deborah Dugan [@deb_dugan], CEO, @RED. Link in bio☝🏼
We're so proud of our employees across Canada who took part in this year's World Partnership Walk to help end #globalpoverty ! Check out our teams in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver @wpwalk #wpwalk#wellnesswednesday
1 week ago, our coach called an emergency meeting with all the campaigners of Canada.
It was a historic event for Canadians as we were able to gather 1,150 campaigners within a week's notice and on a national holiday - Canada day! I know, what kind of crazy people would rather attend a meeting than to celebrate this long weekend right?
I myself cancelled my own plans for the weekend with my family which I had already paid for a month ago. My family wasn't happy about it but I explained to them that it's okay and that it's for the future.
When you're committed to a better future for yourself and for your family, you have to make sacrifices. Even more so when you have a clear purpose, a mission, and a big cause in your heart to fight for.
Today, this 🇨🇦 day, we declare Financial Independence Day and we are on our way to revolutionize the financial industry with the New Financial Industry! Our ultimate goal is to be part of the people who will help to eradicate global poverty with our great cause!
"You either want to CHANGE your life or you SETTLE for your life." #toronto#financialliteracy#cause#campaign#revolution#newindustry#poverty#globalpoverty#mission#vision#independence#independenceday#canadaday
ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT to Sponsor a child for $30.00 to Attend LMF SUMMER Camp in Negril Jamaica! LMF SUMMER CAMP Is a two week program offering children a full day of literacy leadership and creative arts! It’s COMPLETELY FREE for the children of attendance! That’s why we ask for your support! So if you can help us by sponsoring one or more child that will go a long way! To donate visit our website! LINK IN BIO! We also accept donations via Cashapp💙🌎🎉🇯🇲
Bill Gates noted that if we stopped using chemical fertilizers, more than 2.5 billion people would starve. To feed this many people, getting the right fertilizers into the hands of smallholder farmers is vital – and IFDC, among other things, does just that. Follow us to catch a glimpse of some of the work that we do.