On Tuesday, all four Year 7 Maths classes participated in a rickshaw simulation game. Students were assigned a role as either a passenger, rickshaw, auto-rickshaw or taxi, and had to travel between destinations by first negotiating fares.
This is part of our introduction into our unit on 'Data' where we look at areas of global critical concern, one of which is transport. Through this simulation, we wanted students to be aware that poverty is not an outcome of laziness. In many cases, people in third world countries have to work extremely hard for very little money.
Nearly half the world’s population live on less than $2 a day and scramble to find any work they can get their hands on. This highlights how blessed we are and as Christians, we are called to care for the poor. Luke 12:33-34 says: "33Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
As we move through this unit, we want our students to be aware of the world around them, be thankful for what they have and take action to support those in need.