A Poverty Challenge designed for future teachers

Wednesday, November 27, 10:30 – 3:40.

The organizers of The Poverty Challenge were pleased and honoured to be invited to offer a Poverty Challenge designed for future teachers.

We made modifications to our program with these participants in mind. One of our guests, a mother living with less, described teachers who demonstrated compassion to her children and contrasted this with teachers who responded callously or with indifference. The culminating group task for B. Ed. participants was the creation of a Charter of Compassion outlining how they will demonstrate empathy and support of families living in poverty.

This Faculty of Education Poverty Challenge was five times larger than any previous Poverty Challenge that we have presented. It was an exciting, educational, chaotic and emotional day!

Thanks to all who participated! If you would like to get involved with the program. Please send us a note at thepovertychallenge@gmail.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ExperiencePoverty