2011 Advance Projects & Handbook
Download B1 Campaign Student Handbook Revised for 2011
The student handbook is a small booklet containing information about B1, poverty, and the Advance projects highlighted for B1 2011. B1 is a 24-hour food fasting event for youth, which raises money to empower the poor and disempower unjust systems sustaining poverty in our world. B1 connects youth to the issues facing our impoverished sisters and brothers around the world, and the ways The United Methodist Church can help eradicate poverty through The Advance.
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2011 Advance Projects
The projects highlighted on this page represent some of the organizations and communities empowering our poor sisters and brothers that youth can support through B1, a 24-hour fasting event:
Brazil is filled with growing poverty and continued expulsions of rural families from their land. Today, 60 percent of the population of Brazil holds only 15 percent of the country’s enormous wealth. The Brazilian Landless Movement works with landless families to identify and settle underutilized land, gain legal title to the land, and bring it to productive use, thus transforming local food systems by creating a sustainable livelihood and protecting the environment.
Eighty percent of all Cambodians reside in rural areas, living on subsistence farming, which is associated with poor health. Many rural communities have inadequate food production, health information, and care; lack employment opportunities; and have poor water supplies. CHAD aims to improve health, nutrition, and livelihood options for rural Cambodians, thus transforming lives from poverty and hopelessness to health, wholeness, and a hopeful future.
The Jubilee Project empowers the people in Hancock County, Tennessee and surrounding areas to be free of dependency on others. This project builds a youth center, providing a safe place for youth to receive ongoing leadership development training; assists 80 microenterprises per year with training, marketing assistance, and loans; and enables local farmers to double their produce sales to local schools.
Katherine Parker is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries, serving as part of the Community Health and Agriculture Development (CHAD) Initiative of the Methodist Mission in Cambodia. She helps develop food security and livelihood cooperative projects such as raising cows, pigs, chickens, and ducks, and also works with local congregations to help ensure their communities have continued access to biologically safe drinking water.
Many families in Kenya abandoned the little land they had because they thought it was too small for any economical gain. Therefore, poverty is widespread in most households. Bio- Intensive Agricultural Training Center strives to demonstrate, through practical examples, that small-holder farmers can produce more nutritious food, and increase family income by efficiently utilizing the small land units they own using appropriate, simple methods of organic farming.
Child Action Initiative develops wells, clinics, schools, and farms for HIV/ AIDS-orphaned children and vulnerable women living in the Kasungami region of the DRC. The project provides school supplies and school fees for children, constructs a pediatric and maternity clinic for HIV/AIDS-orphaned children and pregnant women, drills wells to provide thousands of Kasungami residents with clean drinking water, constructs latrines to eliminate ground water pollution and airborne diseases, and provides farm demonstrations to provide sufficient food to the residents.
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