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On Thursday the 1st of September a girl called Naomi came to our class to talk about people in poor countries. Naomi works for a group of people called World Vision. World Vision is a group of people that help people in poor countries such as Nepal and East Timor.
Naomi showed us a video about the daily life of a girl in Nepal. Her name was Sarita and she lived in Nepal in a family of 8 but her dad went away to find work and got very sick so for the time being they were a family of 7. She had to go 8.1 kilometres to get water that was full of dirt and bacteria which could kill her.
Today we did an activity where we pretended we Sarita.
She couldn't read and if I couldn't read I couldn't do these simple things:
-Read danger signs
-Read books to entertain myself
-Read Recipes to cook.
Sarita family shares a cup of rice to eat and that is all the have all day. Yesterday I had all this:
Breakfast: Baked Beans and Yoghurt
Morning Tea: Watermelon and Biscuits
Lunch: Thai Green Curry
Afternoon Tea: Biscuits
Snack: Rice Crackers
Dinner: Garlic Pork and Veggies
Dessert: Chips and Popcorn
Midnight Snack: Apple
Sarita doesn't have taps in her house so she has to go 8.1 kilometres with a heavy petrol container to get dirty water while I can just go to one of my 14 taps to get a drink of clean water.
Sarita has 1 toy a game of knuckles while I have lots of toys. If I had to have one of my toys it would be my lego agents because I could build lots of different things out of the same stuff.
Sarita has to sleep in a small house on a dirt floor. This is how I would feel: I would feel quite cramped, cold and squished which would make me quite cold and sad.
To all people that are poor these are things I would like to do:
I hope one day there is no poverty or greed in the world.
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