Explore alternative possibilities for the future that might end poverty in all its forms everywhere and use these possibilities to consider how current behaviours might need to change.
Students explore the spread of wealth/poverty in the school neighbourhood and key services provided by NGO’s and the government.
Students explore the manifestoes/pledges/plans of local political parties represented in the town council and analyse (1) the likely consequences of these positions on poverty in the neighbourhood and (2) the role of the government, NGO’s and individual responsibility in these.Students set out different futures without poverty and consider routes to achieving these asking questions like ‘What would happen if we ….?’
Students reflect on the outcomes of this process, supported by the opinions of local formal and informal leaders (religious, cultural, business, etc.).
Based on the outcomes of the discussions, students write individual or groups plans for the area entitled ‘Getting rid of poverty from the neighbourhood’
The plans are presented and discussed.
(For the Netherlands a useful start point is here.).