Find a different person to answer each question and record
1. Knows what MPH 2. Can name 3 3. Knows what Fair
stands for. countries in Africa. Trade is.
4. Can name 3 of the 5. Knows what UN 6. Has eaten
G8 countries. means and what it something today from
does. another country.
7. Knows what 8. Can say this 9. Has a water bottle
percentage of the number with them.
world’s population $1,000,000,000,000
earn less than 65p a
In poor countries a How do these statements make you feel?
child dies every 15 What do they make you think? What do they
seconds from water make you want to ask?
“… poverty is not
natural. It is man-
made and it can be
overcome by the
actions of human
There is enough food in
the world to feed
everybody, but millions
of people go hungry
Each year, 17 100 million children
million people die in poor countries
of curable cannot go to school
How do these statements make you feel?
What do they make you think? What do they
The 8 G8 countries
make you want to ask?
account for 50% of
CO2 emissions (which
cause global warming).
“Day after day, their
hunger feeds our
supermarket shelves. We
will not make poverty
history until Africa has the
right to feed itself before
The average person in it feeds us.”
Britain eats 15lbs of Alan Simpson MP
chocolate and 43 packets
of biscuits each year
Rich countries give half as
From 1998 to 2001, the USA, much aid (in proportion to
the UK, and France earned their income) as they did in
more income from arms sales the 1960’s.
to developing countries than
they gave in aid.
Which of these promises would you choose to make the world a better place?
Turn the TV off at the plug. Watch the news and/or read Recycle your old mobile
The little red light uses up the newspapers. phone.
85% as much electricity as We all need to be more The cadmium in 1 phone is
watching TV. aware of what’s going on in sufficient to poison a small
the world. swimming pool.
To try to buy some fair To learn about the To speak out against
trade products. Millennium Development injustice.
There are over 300 to Goals. Whether it is racism,
choose from. If we want our leaders to bullying or something on
achieve them, we need to TV. Speaking out or writing
know what they are. a letter could make a
Write to the Prime Minister Not leave the tap running Travel by public transport,
to say what I would like whilst cleaning your teeth. walk or cycle more to
him to do to help You will save up to 5 litres of reduce carbon emissions.
developing countries. water if you switch the tap 50% of CO2 emissions are
10 Downing Street, off. caused by combustion
London SW1A 2AA engines.
Statistics from Make Poverty History www.makepovertyhistory.org