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"Fun, engaging and amazingly creative! Kids, teens and adults will love the experience!"
In this experience, groups work together as “families” to make difficult choices about how to spend their meager resources. Each family has tasks to complete for each of 5 days in the life of a pretend African village. For each of those days, families divide up the tasks of getting water, harvesting or buying enough food, getting medical help for a sick family member, purchasing charcoal to cook the food, earning money, and allowing one member to go to school. As in real life, there are difficult choices to make and challenging consequences when resources aren’t adequate. Every family’s experience will be different as together they try to get through five days without getting too weak from hunger or sickness. Through the game-like approach and discussion, we believe that participants will recognize that there are people in the world who actually experience these challenges and help them think about how to respond.