The Poverty Challenge

KS4: ages 14-16KS5: ages 16+GameWebsite

Can exploring issues around serious issues such as poverty and subsistence farming be fun? The Poverty Challenge simulation game provides an engaging way to introduce young people to the issues of sustainability in rural communities.

The main game focuses on families in six countries who survive through subsistence farming, and the issues that they face. There are detailed instructions on how to play the game and all game specific information it supplied. Some activities are provided to introduce the concept of sustainability, and there are a range of discussion points that can be looked at during the debrief. To get the most out of the game, it would be best to use it as a part of a wider project on sustainability, including looking at sustainable development in your school, local and wider community.

Free online supporting material includes: real-life case studies about people in the featured countries, factsheets on Christian Aid partners, and accompanying photo gallery stories for whiteboard introductions.

Download or order via the Christian Aid website:


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