Moriah students experience third world food

August 4, 2010 by Yvette Sher
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Year 8 students from Sydney’s Moriah college learn how most of the world eats…

Students experience rice meal

All year 8 students participated in the Justice Module this presented by High Resolves. In this workshop, students were taught about Justice on a global scale and learned about distributive justice through the Hunger Banquet. They experience firsthand what it is like to be part of the majority of the population of the world who eat a small portion of rice in a day, compared to middle and high class communities who can afford a more nourishing diet.

They also experienced how to distribute money given certain circumstances.

The students came away with firsthand knowledge about organisations who help the disadvantaged people of the world and how to dertimine best type of support to help the poorer areas of the world stand on their own two feet.

The students responded very positively and many went away wanting to continue this leadership experience in Years 9 and 10.

Editor’s note:

The High Resolves Initiative is a not-for-profit, non-religious educational program that seeks to motivate high school students to view themselves as purposeful global citizens and to acquire the skills they will need to lead their communities, and the world, to a brighter future. The program is delivered through a creative mix of interactive simulations, role-playing exercises and small group discussions to help them to emerge as leaders working to improve their schools and to serve society.

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