October 12, 2017—Students from secondary schools experienced what it’s like to live in poverty at the Poverty Challenge Quinte.
During this one-day event they participated in a simulation where they explored what it is like to access social services, such as applying for social assistance, getting a birth certificate for their children or registering for school as a teenager who has no parent/guardian connection. They gained an understanding of poverty issues, contexts and barriers within the local and provincial areas.
Debriefing sessions supported the exploration of concepts of equity.
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