On October 9, the students of Dosan Dream International School (DDS) and their parents held a workshop in Hongcheon, South Korea to commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. There are still many people in the world living on $1.25 a day. In fact, the poor in India, Bangladesh and Madagascar have to live on 60-70 cents a day.
Three groups of DDS students and parents met up, and each group chose a poor country. The group who chose India or Madagascar had to make a daily diet of 60-70 cents. This cost had to include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They realized that eating three meals a day is a serious problem for the poor as well if they have to cover rent or other utility expenses.
Making the meal plans for the poor made the students and parents very sad. The participants tried to make one meal at a time and they spent about $6 for each meal. The students and parents also teared up when they compared their own meals with those of the people in poor countries.