Poverty

Topics: Poverty, Provinces of the Philippines, Poverty reduction Pages: 12 (3754 words) Published: October 14, 2014
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Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training

POVERTY IN THE PHILIPPINES
Uplift Training
By Vivian G. Villegas – Uplift 2004
General Objective:
To understand and know about some causes and effects of poverty, its impact on society. Objectives:
At the end of the seminar the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the situation of poverty in the Philippines.
2. Identify some causes and effects of poverty.
3. Enumerate some programs and some solutions to alleviate poverty. Participant: All Staff
Length of Discussion: Half day
Facilitator: Any person with background on Basic Microfinance and knowledgeable in poverty that can deliver the topics with confidence.
Introduction
1. Opening prayer
2. Welcoming the participant
3. Getting to know each other
Activity 1. Getting to know each other
Objective: This activity will set the mood of the seminar and will provide an opportunity for the participants to get to know each other.
The participant will be given a blank sheet of paper and ask to fold the paper up to 1/8 size. Number each box 1 to 8, then the facilitator will ask each question per box and the participant will write their answers on the box. They will be given at least two minutes per question.

Box 1. Write your name, age and one description about yourself Box 2. Two physical attributes that you like about yourself
Box 3. Two positive attitudes that you like about yourself
Box 4. What are your hobbies?
Box 5. What are your dreams?
Box 6. Your most embarrassing moment
Box 7. Your goal in this company
Box 8. Your motto in life
Then each participant will share his or her answers in front of the other participants.
4. House rules
5. The facilitator will discuss the topic of the seminar
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Content
Topic 1. Poverty
What is Poverty?
Indicators of poverty
Some effects of poverty
Topic 2. Statistical Report
Topic 3. Possible response to alleviate poverty
SEMINAR SCHEDULE AND ACTIVITIES
OBJECTIVES
TOPIC
To set the mood
of the seminar
And get to know
the participants

The participants
will be able to
describe
poverty, its
indicators and
some effects of
poverty.

The participants
will have
statistical
information on
poverty.
The participants
will have an
idea on some
solutions to
reduce poverty.

METHODOLOGY

TIME
ALLOTMENT
45 minutes

MATERIALS
NEEDED
Paper,
ballpen

Introduction
Opening
prayer
Welcoming
the participants
Getting to
know each
other
House
rules
Content of
the seminar
POVERTY
What is
poverty?
Indicators
of poverty
Some
effects of
poverty

Talk
Who am I

Fish Bone
Analysis
Role Playing

1 ½ hours

manila
paper,
pentel pen,
ballpen,
paper

Statistical
Report on
Poverty

Game (Naming
Places)
Interactive
lecture

45 minutes

manila
paper,
pentel pen

Response to
poverty

Interactive
Lecture

30 minutes

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Topic 1. POVERTY
A. Objective
The participants will be able to describe poverty, give some indicators and some effects of poverty.
B. About this topic
We will discuss the causes and effects of poverty so as to broaden the participants’ knwowledge on the variables and factors of poverty.
C. Length of Discussion
1 ½ hours
D. Materials needed: manila paper, pentel pen, ballpen, paper E. Method
Fish Bone Analysis
Role Playing
F. Process
Activity 1. Fish Bone Analysis
This activity will introduce poverty the different indicators of poverty. 1. The facilitator will distribute a blank sheet of paper and each participant will be given 15 minutes to complete this activity.

2. The participant should fold the paper into three parts. The middle is bigger and the two sides are smaller.
3. At the top of the paper the participant will write head, body and tail. 4....
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