Millenium Development Goal Presentations: Blog 8 and 9
Both of the millenium development goal research projects that I will be discussing in this blog were very unique and presented thoughtfully.There were some great presentations that I witnessed the past couple of weeks. The groups presentation caught my attention and provided great informatio. I learned a lot about the progress of the Millenium Development Goals and great ideas to advance the process.
The first presentation that stuck in my head was the group that did their research on millenium goal two. Millenium development goal two addresses the need for primary education. This group gave insight into how this goal can be addresses in timely and affective manner. Their presentation was an 8"x8" portfolio book. The graphics were very stimulating and got the message across. There architectural solution was a school that was very economical to the South African region. It encorporated their way of life and community by using mothers as teachers and distributing books throughtout each community school.
This presentation was great to listen to since the goal of my portion of our groups project was also Goal 2. Since I focused my area of research in India and educating schools on the AIDS epidemic, the information was completely different. It was also great to see the different solutions from a design solution to a policy solution.
The second presentation that was particulary interesting was done by the group that addressed goal one. Goal one is oriented around the need to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. This goal is so important because it needs to be addressed across the globe. Every country has some form of hunger and poverty issue inside its borders, but this group focused on Haiti. It was striking to hear that kids eat dirt and mud to relieve hunger pains. One solution in the works is throught a local organization who packages meals that are sent to those in need.
It really bothered me to go to work the next few days, since I work in a restaurant where I see so much food go to waste. As a child everyone always hears "Eat your food. There are people starving in other countries." I see people drop $50 on one meal, so I thought of a solution to help. The restaurant I work at could set up a program where servers could ask their customs to donate a meal to fight poverty. $5 or $10 could be added to their check if agreed to, and the proceeds could go to packaging meals.