Struggle for Survival
Almost half the world—over three billion peopleover three billion people—live on less than $2.50 a day. At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
Friday, October 13, the Crossroads Foundation is coming to StillwaterFriday, October 13, the Crossroads Foundation is coming to Stillwater to run this simulation at Oklahoma State University. Crossroads will be doing the simulation at 9:30 and 11:45 a.m. Registration is full at this time, but email us to be informed of future events.
The ‘Struggle for Survival’ is a simulation designed to demonstrate the barriers that half of the globe’s population face daily. The experience allows participants to explore poverty ‘from the inside’ and begin to explore how they can make a difference in meeting global needs. The simulation is run by the Crossroads Foundation, a Hong Kong-based organization fighting global need. The experience regularly presented to top political and economic leaders at the World Economic Forum, to global NGOs, in senior leadership and development programs, and is frequently requested as a catalyst toward real-world solutions. The experience has been featured on the BBC, CNN and newspapers around the world.
In the simulation, participants must find ways to earn money to protect their families, pay for rent, food, sanitation, medical needs and education. Those that cannot earn enough find themselves in more desperate straits. In the space of two hours, this program throws participants into the real pressures felt by almost half of the globe’s population every day. It is from this position that participants are invited to explore what could help break the oppressive cycle of poverty.