Well Day 3 of my trip here for Voices for Justice and already I am seeing changes, both in my political and poverty knowledge. It has been such an exciting day that I fell asleep early yesterday from extreme exhaustion, so pardon the lateness of my post.
Yesterday there were things that we’re exposed to that was very exciting and new! So without further ado, here are the dot points.
- I Cooked with POO and I liked it! Yes, you read right. I had the opportunity to see the famous Khun Poo, a brilliant Thai chef, cooking her favorite dish in front of everyone at the event! I even tasted it and it was delicious!
- Toilets are important, more important than water! Believe it or not, the casualties which happens in developing countries are mostly from contamination of food and water from feces!
- We finally did our pre-briefing on how we are going to harass the politicians today, not really harass but you get the point :) and also I’m writing Day 3 on Day 4.
- We also spoke a lot about the current MDG’s and it’s progress.
Overall, Day 3 has been such a success! I managed to slowly grasp the ideas of talking to a parliamentarian, identify the importance of WaSH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) especially to fighting global child and maternal casualties!
Oh and did I mention how Awesome toilets are?? :)
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It’s currently 12:59-it won’t be after I finish this post-and the atmosphere is absolutely extravagant. Everyone seems incredibly focused on the issue at hand and they’re all friendly.
At this current time, I have found myself asking about how much I already know about poverty in the world, and frankly I have realized I do not know much at all.
Some statistics to keep you interested.
2.6 Billion people are without access to sanitation and 884 million without access to safe drinking water.
8.1 million child deaths can be avoided by sanitation intervention alone.
It has come to my attention that we all need to bind together to eradicate the problems of world poverty.
We are the ones who must step up to make a difference.