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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Skyping with Saif about Islam - ED

I thought that saif was really funny, nice and he answered all of the classes questions we asked him. Saif is living in Tunisia right now and he is filling out paper work to come to the u.s and be with his wife. Tunisia is in north Africa and i thought it was cool to talk to a guy in a different place from were i am and talk to him on the Internet. Right now there is no poverty in Tunisia because there in the middle class and theirs less poverty and more money. I thought that meeting saif was really cool and a good experience for me.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - CW

Saif was awesome and he thought I was awesome too. I made Saif laugh a lot and I asked a lot of good questions. Or at least I thought they were but they may not have been. I talked with Emma though so i got sent out into the hall. I thought Emma should been put out in the hall with me. She didn’t get put out in the hall and she used one of my questions. That made me angry because she also took credit for the question. But I had a good time and I learned a lot of stuff about Tunisia.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - MMah

On November 5th, 2010, our seventh and eighth grade class used Skype, to talk to Mr.Joe’s soon to be brother in law, whom at the moment lives in Tunisia. It was interesting, being able to talk face-to-screen with someone who actually lives in Africa. Though his country is middle class, is not experiencing any conflict or natural disasters, but he still understands. Saif was very nice, and we got to ask some questions about not only his country and thoughts about poverty, but about him! We learned that he has been to Egypt and Dubai. but he went back to Tunisia. He was very nice, smart, and open, and I hope that we could skype with him again, or maybe someone else! I think its a very interesting way to learn!

Skyping with Saif about Islam - BB

Saif is cool and completely awesome. Saif is a Muslim. Saif lives in Tunisia. It is a country. He was the first Muslim I got to interview. He lives in Tunis,Tunisia. Tunisia doesn’t have poverty. Tunis is the capital of Tunisia. Saif is a Sunni. We used Skype (video chat) to interview him. He went to Dubai for a job. Then he went back to Tunis,Tunisia to live there.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - TS

Meeting with Saif

I expected Saif to be kind of a uptight serious person. He was definitely one of the coolest people I have ever met. Saif is currently living in Tunis Tunisia and has lived there all his life. We skyped for almost two hours and I have actually learned a lot from him. His country or at least the capital has really no poverty its overall middle class. He is Muslim and a part of the Sunni group. From what I know he has not been to Mecca yet.

He plans on going to Mecca when he is a old man. I hope we can do something like this again. It was very cool experience.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - LA

The Skype with Saif

Saif was completely awesome!! I was so excited to meet a muslim for the very first time!! And surprisingly, he was able to answer all of our questions. It turns out that Tunisia doesn’t have any poverty at all. Tunisia never experienced any natural disasters. Also that Tunisia is extremely similar to our country. And it turns out that their country is all middle class. Saif lives in Tunis, Tunisia. Now Tunisia is a country that is located in Africa. Oh and did I mention that he’s Mr. Joe’s future brother-in-law? Anyway, I hope to see him physically or personally soon.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - RS


This is going to to be a talk about what i learned about Saif.

First I learned that they are having no war.Then I learned that we are

8 hours away in time.we then learned that he is not worried about people

making fun of him.there country is called Tunisia.they are all middle class.

Siaf lives in the capital of Tunisia.He has bin to Egypt and Dubai.Tunisia is

in Africa just in case you don't know.That is part of what I learned.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - JS


We Skyped with a guy named Saif from Tunisia. Saif is Muslim, and he is Shuni. We asked him question about where he lives and what he dose. my question for Saif was “What kinda of music do you listen to and what kind of movies do you watch?” He said he likes Tunisian music and likes the show Dexter. He told us that there is really no poverty there so that’s cool, and that he and his wife are getting relocated to America. He told us that in his free time he likes to swim and hang out with his friends. It was really awesome talking with Saif and i really hope we get to talk to him again soon.


Skyping with Saif about Islam - AH

A few days ago we had a guest speaker, his name was Saif. He was really cool, and laded back, plus he has a lot of back round knowledge on Tunisia. He told us a little about him self, like his name, were he lives, he told us that he’s trying to move to America. We asked him some questions like if he lives in poverty or not, or what type of god dose he believe in, and more. He was really cool to talk to. Plus he answered all of are questions. He also knows also about Tunisia. And he is very nice and not streaked, but he still gives you all of the information you wonted to know. So in all I like talking to him and I would like to talk to him some more.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - DA

Saif seemed like a really nice guy. He is trying to relocate to America right now.We can not wait to see him.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - KJ

Last Friday we got to Skype with Mr. Joe’s future brother in-law. His name is Saif, he is a middle aged man and lives in Tunis, Tunisia. He is a Muslim and believes in Sunni. He told us that 99% of Tunisians are Sunni. Sunni is believing in Mohammad’s rules, Shia is believing in Ala’s (Mohammad’s successor) rules. He lives in a middle-class city. He grew up in a healthy environment. He has lived in Egypt and Dubai. He used to work for an airline working as a cabin assistant. He listens to Arabian music along with some music we are familiar with. We have a lot more in common than I thought. He said that there is no poverty where he is living. I thought he was living in the places like Haiti. It turns out he is living peacefully. There is no war or conflict currently in Tunisia, it all ended in 1956. He has not yet traveled to mecca. I was very interested with our meeting. It had turned out it was more than I had expected.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - SP

meeting saif

meeting saif was interesting.i learned that he was very nice.he taught use many things,like what he does for fun.and i learned that he was Sunni and not Shia.he also said that almost all the food he eats is spicy ,and also he includes bread with every meal. it was very exciting, and i cant wait to meat Saif again.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - HJ

Just the other day we talk to someone in Tunisia about his country, his religion and about where lives. We learned that he believe in Sunni. That he`s is a Muslim. That he trying to relocate to American. We talk to him on skyp. We learned that it get`s up to 120 degrees. That it dose not have a lower middle and a upper class. It only haves a middle class because it dose not really have a poverty line. He lives in the capitol. The capitol over million people living there. Before he lived in Tunisia, he lived in Dudai. He worked for an airline.He is thinking about going to mecca when he`s older. There is no war or conflict but there was a war in 1956. It was very interesting to meet him. He`s so cool, he tyred to answers every question the best he could. He plays a Little bit of drums. That's what i thought it was like to talk to saif.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - AF

Blog about saif

Two days ago we had a guest speaker.he lives in Tunisia.he a great guy,he’s a nice guy to.we used skype with a projector.he’s a middle class man,the french went over to Tunisia.saif has poverty in his part of town.we all ask Q of our own.he is filling out papers to go to America.that's the day we meet saif.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - CJ


Our class talked with a Muslim and his name is Saif. He is Sunni. He lives in Tunisia and there is no poverty line there . In Tunisia there schooling is free all the way out of college . For a while he was a air line Steward He is relocating to America so we Skype with him. He was every interesting he made joke with every thing. He said there never was a natural disasters. We asked him if he has ever been to Mecca and he said no . There is a five pillar if you are Arabic and he said he hardly does it. He said if you are a christen do you pray five times a day . That was are take with Saif

Skyping with Saif about Islam - CE

Our class had talk with Saif from our class skyped to contact saif from a huge distance. From America to Tunisa our class talked on and on with questions. He is Sunni a type of Muslim religion. Shia, the other type of Muslim religon is not in his town cause of where his country is. Amazingly Saif has no poverty inn his town. It’s all middle class citizen. He hasn’t gone to Meca yet, which is a spiritual place in Saudi Arabia you have to travel to, it’s called the pilgrimage. He’s a cool guy, I thought all Muslims were evil some are and some aren’t.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - MMu


We met a guy named Saif. He lived in Tunisia. Saif taught us about his country and religion. I learned that the french have taken over Tunisia. My favorite part is that there really isn't that much poverty over there. I learned that there isn't much shia over but there there is a lot of sunni.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - MMi

My class had a web chat with a man in Tunisia named Saif. Saif is my teachers future brother in law. He is currently trying to relocate to the U.S. We got to ask him questions about his country and religion. I noticed that when we started, his expectations were that we didn’t know about Africa. He actually started trying to explain that it’s a continent. It was different and I got to learn a lot about his country. He also told us that there is no poverty in his country and that he listens to some of the music we listen to. He also watches some of the shows we watch. He is a Muslim and has never been to the city of Mecca. He told us about the food in his country. We got to see one of their fancy windows that was behind him in the background.

Skyping with Saif about Islam - RM

Meeting with Saif

I think that talking with Saif was pretty cool, because we got to talk to someone that lives in a different country under different living conditions and everything than us. And i thought his accent was pretty cool! It was cool to get to hear about the religions in Tunisia.And a little bit about being a Muslim and their beliefs. And learning about their foods was pretty cool too. I liked learning about the weather and landscape and stuff in Tunisia. And it was just cool to hear about life in a different country than we’re used to. And i learned that life in Tunisia isn’t as different from life in America as i thought.

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Word From Mr. Joe

Hey there Internets world and parents and others! Below are some recent blogs from the class at City View Charter. Parents, find your child by their initials and see what they are getting out of our fieldwork.

We visited the Real.Life.Exhibit in Tigard, OR. This was put on by Medical Teams International. It was meant to simulate scenes of disaster, and to stimulate empathy and thought through provocative scenes and art work. Our students blogged about what they got from it.

We also visited Mercy Corps in downtown Portland, OR. We did a training on Food Security, what it is, and how it relates to Afghanistan. The kids chimed in with their thoughts on this issue too under "Food Security". In addition, some of the students included the visit from Dr. Diane Stadler. She taught us about nutrition and malnourishment. She came in from OHSU and really got the kids thinking.

Our next blog will be about our live skype session with my future brother-in-law Saif, who did a Q&A with the kids about the Middle East, Islam, and Muslim Culture. Did I mention he spoke to us from Tunisia?!

We will keep you posted throughout the year.

Food Security Blog - H.J.

Mercy Corps/ Nutrition Today i`m going to talk about food security and nutrition. Dr Diane Stadler came and told us about nutrition. She told us about how she and other people go and tell other people about nutrition and what foods are good for you. She gos every year in March with Medical Teams International. They take kitchens in a box's to other country`s. They teach the people how much fruits and vegges you need at every meal. They also take dental carry. Like tooth brash and tooth paste. Now let`s move on to food security. There four ways to food security, food availability, food access, food utilization and risk management.Food availability is when people have access to food. Food access is when people have access to clean food. Food utilization is when people have a plane for food.
Risk management is when you have a plan for when a stome hites or something goes bad. Okay now im done. I think i got some of the facts wrong.Bye

Food Security Blog - E.D.

At Mercy corps we have been learning about blogging. This is what I'm doing right now. We learned that people all over the world blog. Blogging is a good way to communicate your opinions on public issues. We learned that blogs don't have to be very long, but they still get the point across. I think blogging is a good way to express your thoughts.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - R.M.

The real life exhibit was cool, because they showed you how stuff was in real life. The showed you everything from where they live, the foods they eat, and about there jobs. They also showed you what it looks like when disaster strikes in those areas. How there is garbage everywhere and no really has anything and there is nothing anyone can do about it. We even got to see what the tsunami looked like. And we got to see their houses and there churches. And what it looks like when there sick or hurt. I liked how it was like getting a small gilmps of how it is to like in poverty and the things they have to deal with.

Food Security Blog - A.H.


By Aaron .H

I want to Mercy Corps the other day. We learned about food security. there are fore stages to food security such as, food availability, food access, food utilization, and risk management. Food availability is how much food you have, or produce. Food access is how much access you have to the food you make, grow, or produce. Food utilization is sanitation. storage, nutrition, heath of mothers and babies, such as are people getting the nutrition they need? Last you have risk management, for example if something were to happen would you be prepared like if you lost all you’re money, or if there’s a war, would you be prepared. All of these things are part of food security.

I learned about food security as you now know and i learned some very interesting facts such as there is enough food to feed every one in the world its just that we don’t. these are just a few facts that i learned during my visit to Mercy Corp.

Food Security Blog - T.S.

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The people at Mercy Corps was talking to us about how Afghanistan is trying to repair its way of life. There methods of cooking and cleaning is by using fire. Right now they are planting trees in there community. There food security isn't all that great at this moment in time. People around them keep stealing there food and they have not access to it.
Dr. Diane Stadler talked to us yesterday about malnutrition and the living conditions in other countries such as Chad. Chad has a life expectancy of 35 to 40 years of age that's half of Americans it is quite upsetting I'm glad that Mercy Corp and Dr Diane Stadler are trying the best they can to help.

Food Security Blog - L.A.

Food Security and Malnutrition

Yesterday, a guest speaker came and told us about malnutrition. She showed us many pictures about families and what they eat weekly. Surprisingly, most of the families in the pics were big and yet they eat small amounts of food daily, but their food is well balanced. And they don’t spend much on weekly food. As for Americans, we eat tons of food each week. Since we eat a lot of food weekly, we usually spend more than $100 each week. Not to mention that our food isn’t well balanced because we eat more fattening foods than healthy. This is why there are tons of obese and overweight people. And we also passed around food that was used like sugar cane, rape (a type of green-leaf vegetable), and a vegetable that looks like a potato. But America, we need to eat more healthy.

At Mercy Corps, we learned about food security, which is where everyone can have food at all times. But before we have food security, we need to have food availability, food access, food utilization, and risk management. Food availability, is where food is present. Food access is where we can get food through money. Food utilization is where the food is healthy and clean. And risk management is where you have a plan and are ready for anything. Not everybody has food security, so lets try and change that.

Food Security Blog - J.S.

This week our class went to MercyCourps and we learned about Food Security. Food Security is having enough food, Food availability is being able to GET the food, Food Utilization is the food being eatable, and Risk Management is how much nutrition is in the food. Also Dr. Diane Stadler came to visit our class and she taught us about Nutrition. She taught us about how much food we have compared to people in, lets say, Ecuador. That's what we learned about this week. She also told us she works at OHSU and that she volunteer's at Medical Teams International. Thats what we Learned this week.


Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - J.S.

Real. Life.

Did you know, every 3.6 seconds a child dies from a preventable disease? How would you feel if your neighborhood was distorted by a natural disaster? It would suck wouldn’t it? I think it would. Did you know that little kids as young as a year are kidnapped and tide to a bed or crib, and only given attention when given food? Then there put on the front line in battle at the ages of 7-14, and if they try to run they’ll be shot by there own team?

How about that 13% of the kids kidnapped are girls and that they are given to the commanders as sex slaves or sometimes even wives? This happens all over the world and i bet you only, at the most, knew about two of theses. honestly, thats kind of sad.


Food Security Blog - S.P.

hi i am going to tell you about other country's food supplies in one weak.there amount of food they eat in one weak is very small compared to American supplies of food.we eat unhealthily food while they eat vegetables and little amounts of meat.the food they eat is healthyer then our food.we eat caned food wile they eat fresh foods.all this information i am telling you was tout to me by Dr.Diane stabler. so that is is what people eat around the world.

Food Security Blog - C.J.

Do you think you have a hard life will you don’t. kids in Honduras don’t get the good things they need like vitamins a and d defences. Zinc defences. You think they could just go to the store. Will there store is six hour’s away some times up hill and down hill did I say its six hours away that is 12 hours of walking. Dr Diane Stadler goes to Honduras in March for three or two weeks. The cool part about this is she works with Medical time international. She goes over there and teaches cooking and healthy eating.

Food Security Blog - B.B.

Dr. Diane Stadler

Dr. Diane Standler talked about malnutrition. Malnutrition can lead to marasnus (which means you aren’t getting the correct diet (you need food)) and kwashiorkor (you need protein). A Chinese family likes anything, everything, fish, and veggies. They drink soda, beer, juice. They only use $59.23 a week. They have a balanced diet. The doctor helps Medical Teams International every year.

Food Security Blog - A.F.

At mercy corps we learned about food security there is 4 parts to it.1there is food availability.2 there is food access.3 there is food utilization.4 there is food security.food availability is where you have it ready.food access is you have it for a disaster.food utilization is you use it wisely.food security is where sell it good and wisely.

Food Security Blog - C.E.

Mercy Corps is better than the last time we were there cause of the bloging. It’s very boring. The second time we went to Mercy Corps they talked about more interesting things and activities. There was a lot more cool facts then there was last time we were there last time. I know were going to have a good year going to Mercy Corps. I’m glad they help people in rough times in sickness and health. I didn’t think anybody in a tough spot had no hope at all. I’m glad mercy corps exists, if they didn’t exists lots of people would be dead. Good job Mercy Corps and thankyou.

Food Security Blog - K.J.

We went to Mercy Corps to learn about food security. Food security is when u have access to the food, by roads, in your home, pick, etc. When you have food to get/ pick. Also when you are prepared for sickness, injuries. crop failure, having to move away. Lots of people in poverty have food insecurity. At Mercy Corps we played two games. A Jeopardy like game and a giant bored game. They both had to do with food security.

Dr. Diane Stadler came to our class to talk to us about malnutrition. There are lots of countries with kids and adults experiencing malnutrition. There are two different diseases in children caused by malnutrition. Marasmus and Kwashiokor. Marasmus means they are just really skinny and don’t have enough nutrition and food. Kwashiokor means the child might have enough calories but they don’t have enough nutrients. Their body oils seep out and cause their skin to become bloated and shiny. All over the world there are different eating habits and life expectancies. Some eating habits are better than the U.S. and some are worse. Some eat more healthily and some about the same. Life expectancies vary. Some are as little as 35 and others are pretty good. 75 - 80

Food Security Blog - D.A.

Food Security

It was interesting to see all the family's and all the food they eat in one week.They had the obesity rate of that country .The thing that I noticed is that America was not the leader in obesity their was one country in central America that had had a little bit more than America.But in Africa their was a country that had 0.3 obesity rate.We need to stop processing thing if we where to stop it would make a big difference.

Food Security Blog - M.Mi.

We went to Mercy Core and they taught us about the four tenets of food security. Food Availability, that there is food in the community. Food Access, When you can access the food in the community. Food Utilization, the proper storage and cooking of food to get the most nutrition out of it. Risk Management, when you are prepared for a natural/economic/political/religious/hobolistic/ecological disaster. Then we played a “game cindove like jeopardy game.” It was nothing at all like jeopardy. We also had a guest speaker who showed us pictures. The pictures showed different families from different countries. They each had out all of the food they would eat in a week. It showed that we have to much packaging. Then she showed pictures of when she went to other countries and helped them. She gave them utensils and tooth brushes and ideas and health care supplies and flashes when she took pictures. Then she showed us food that they eat and deficiencies of nutrition. They were creepy.

Food Security Blog - R.E.

Food security is exactly what it sounds like. There are four tenants of Food Security are Food Availability, Food Access, Food Utilization and Risk management. Food Availability means there is food available to buy somewhere. Food Access means that people in the community have enough money and there are roads or paths to reach the food. Food Utilization is knowing how to prepare your food and how to store it. Lastly, Risk Management is being prepared for any kind of disaster, for example a war or an earthquake. It means being able to recover after something terrible. Food sustainability is harder to achieve than most people probably think.

Food Security Blog - D.K.


Afghanistan is does not have food available and access to them because of War. It was terrible to see all of the sickness and diseases too. I loved the field trip and the guest speaker too. Some enemies attack there crop and don’t have enough food to eat. Some places in the world do not have enough energy to go through the day. Also people don’t have enough nutrition in their body.

Food Security Blog - R.M.

At mercy corps we learned about the 4 parts of food security. Which are food availability, food access, food utilization, and risk management. We learned that to have good food security you have to have all 4 parts of it. For your food to be good it also has to have good nutrition and good storage. And you have to cook it well so you don’t cook out all the nutrients. And for good food security the food has to be available and you have to be able to access it. If you have all the parts then you are food secure!

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - L.A.

REAL. LIFE. EXHIBIT. Medical Teams International

Yesterday, my class and I went to a field work called REAL. LIFE. EXHIBIT. Medical Teams International. There, we were able to see some personal experiences on walls. Two of the walls had a light bulb that blinked every 3.6 seconds because a child dies from preventable causes. Disaster Alerts was about places that had disasters and and their dates of when the disaster happened. And it turns out that Small Pox was a disaster back in the twentieth century. It killed 300 to 500 million people. For alert times, it was the first day and first month that were critical for responding to disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes. When a disaster struck Pakistan, it killed 1,800 people, 20.5 million people were affected, and 1.8 million homes were destroyed. When Disaster Hits Home was about two hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) that were the strongest ever recorded in the Gulf Coast. They both destroyed hundreds of coastal communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Texas. They left 9.7 million people affected, 1 million people were left homeless, 1,300 to 1,600 people died, and $200 billion needed for recovery.

Children of Tsunami was about kids that have escaped a tsunami. The fake wave that I saw was 25 feet high. In Sri Lanka, the wave was 30 feet high and in Indonesia, the wave was 75-90 feet high. In 12/26/04, a 9.0 earthquake caused a massive tsunami. It took just 7 hrs for 230,000 people to die and 1.8 million people to be left homeless in 12 countries. For the Uganda exhibit, 11 million kids die under the age of 5. More than 30,000 kids become sex objects and more than 30% of the abducted kids are girls. And a 7.0 earthquake killed 225,000 people and injured 300,000 more. In the Haiti exhibit, I saw many pics of homeless people, and how they became homeless. I learned from the AIDS exhibit that aids took more than 30 million people and that 2,000 infants are infected with HIV each day. From poverty, half of the kids never reach their 5th birthday. In Oaxaca, more than 1,100 volunteers have served kids in 1991. Kids scream in pain with little medicine. In a recent year, $62 billion was spent on soda for Americans, which is $204 per person. So the next time you try use money to buy some soda, ignore the soda and use the money to save a life. I learned a lot from this place and I hope to come back again in the future.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - C.Jam.

Oh...Hi, & welcome to my blog. Today I'll be blogging about my trip to Medical Teams International's real life exhibit. For starters, here are some facts about the worst flooding in Pakistan’s history; about 1,800 people were killed, 20.5,000,000 people were affected, & 1.8,000,000 homes were destroyed. Usually after a natural disaster, after officials searched the damaged houses, like in New Orleans, they painted an X on the houses. well that’s all I got for now so uh...bye.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - D.K.

REAL. LIFE. Exhibit

Every 3.6 a child dies from a preventable illness. One in Four people in the world have no access to medical care. More than half of the world lives on less than $2 day. Floods- The worst flooding in Pakistan’s history has devastated the Khyber Pakhtankhwa Province, leaving 1800 dead, 1.8 million houses destroyed, and affecting 20.5 million people. Unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation kill 4000 children every day.

On December 26, 2004, a 9.0 earthquake caused a massive tsunami. In just 7hours 230000 people were killed and 1.8 million people were left homeless in 12 countries. On January 12, 2010, less than a minute, life for many people in Haiti collapsed. A 7.0 earthquake killed 225000 people and injured 300000. Every day 2000 infants are infected with HIV.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - E.D.

did you know that every 3.6 seconds a child dies from preventable causes each day? Each day children die of deceases and preventable causes. Over one million people die of natural disasters like floods,hurricanes,tornadoes and droughts. People from all over the world die from natural disasters and poverty witch is prevented by natural disasters. Poverty means to be poor and indigenous and i think that the word poor shouldn't exist to me because it is a horrible thing to me and others who cares.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - S.M.

Real Life Exhibit

Medical Teams International set up exhibits about disasters that happened, and how they affect people. There are exhibits about, a disaster in Pakistan, When disaster hits home, and more. there are many interesting facts, sad facts, hopeful facts.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - C.E.

Medical Teams International This group helps people in need of care. They give, act, volunteer, and pray. People all around the world are suffering from illness, natural disasters, and all kinds of bad things that cause poverty. Did you know that every 3.6 seconds a kid dies from a preventable illness. In Pakistan there was a cyclone that tore the country apart. Then after a while, the country was then infected with small pox. There are many problems around the world that involve poverty and natural disaster. Some people can’t help cause they’re on the edge. It’s hard.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - B.B.

Real.Life. Exhibit Medical Teams International
We make 50% of trash in the world. We need to help others. A Tidal wave killed hundreds. A child is killed by treatable diseases every 3.6 seconds. Poor sanitation kills 4,000 people a day. Diarrhea kills 2mil. kids a year.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - H.J.

Real. Life.Exhibit blog
You think your life is all perfect? when your at home watching TV, kids are dieing every 3.6 second. Kids in Mexico don't make it to there 5 birthday. It`s so sad that they don` t get to see the world. All they see is the pain in there mother eyes. All there life there is pain. They feel the cold of the winter, the heat of the summers days and the rain coming down on there dirty faces. Feeling the pain from no clean food and water. But knowing someone cares. In Katrina and Rita 9.7 million people affected,1 million people left homeless,1,300 to 1,600 people died and 200 billion needed for recovery. I`ll like to tell you more but i have to go. So think about how many people and kids are dieing around you. Think about how many are homeless.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - C.J.

Real . life

Did you know that every 3.6 seconds a kid dies from preventable disease ? How would you fell if your mom or dad drooped you of at a orphanages ? Every day kids are drooped of at orphanages in Romania. Kids are tide to cribs and left there ignored tell meal time. Kids fall into open flames and burn. They are tied to windows screens . Kids are taken to hospital and some don't even leave. Kids share beds with three other kids or more. They cry for loving hands but don't get it. The woman are supposed to have at least five kids and they are under 18 years old . So think if your parent just left you to die in a orphanages how would you fell. If you were taken a way at a very Young age to be taken for sex slaves or military and kill your family your friends. Or how about you live in Mexico garbage and some don't even see your five year old birth day. So just think about it.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - A.F.


we went to the real life exhibit.every 3.6 seconds a child dies from a preventable illness.unsafe drinking water killed 4.000 children. everyday unsafe toilets kills 2 million kids each year.1 million people live in makeshift tents.1 half of the wolds hospital beds are filled with suffering people waterborne.more than 300,000 million children soldiers were used as soldiers.2 million children soldiers have died.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - K.J.


We went to Real.Life.Exhibit. It is put on by Medical Teams International. It shows people what it’s like to experience a natural disaster. They have different scenes and all different pictures and movies. They also had a lot of facts. Every 3.6 seconds a child dies from a preventable illness. 1 in 4 people in the world don’t have access to medical care. More than half the world lives on less than two dollars a day. These facts plus more were all around the exhibit. They show all kinds of natural disasters. Floods, tsunami, fire, earthquake, etc. A wave in Sri Lanki was 30 feet high and a wave in Indonesia was 75 to 90 feet high. On January 12, 2010, an 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti and in less than a minute life for many Haitians collapsed. It killed 225,000 people and injured 300,000 people. Over 1 million people live in tent camps. More than 300,000 children were used as soldiers, in the past ten years 2 million child soldiers have died. Half the worlds hospital beds are filled with people suffering from waterborne diseases. These and many facts were shown there at Real.Life.Exhibit. It was pretty sad to see how lots of the world lives. We don’t know what it’s like but Real.Life.Exhibit can help us understand a little more.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - R.S.

I learned that Americans make 50 percent of garbage.I also learned
tidal waves can go 90 feet high.I feel bad that a child dies every 3.6
seconds.When kids gets burned they are put on make shift beds made
of window screens.More then 30000 kids get kidnapped a year and
become slaves.11 million kids die before the age of 5.Americans
spend 18 million dollars on coffee.There was a wave of sulfur
25 feet high.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - D.A.

The first thing I learned was that a child dies every 3.6 seconds.It sounds bad but it inspires you to do something about it.I learned that in chili there was a tidal wave that was 25 feet but the air was so polluted that it burnt the skins of people because of sulfur.Children get kidnapped from their homes and are put in camps for war they leave the camp from ages 7-14.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - R.E.

Every 3.6 seconds, a child dies from a preventable illness. This was one of the first things I learned at the Real.Life.Exhibit. I also got to learn about natural disaster, man made disaster, epidemic disaster, and what Medical Teams International does to help places like Haiti, Afghanistan, Indonesia, and many more. I learned that when disaster strikes, like a tsunami or an earthquake or a breakout of disease, Medical Teams International goes in and helps, whether that means rebuilding houses, shipping in medicines, or trauma counselling. There were a few things in particular that I learned about in the Exhibit that really got to me. One of them was learning about how the LRA takes children and forces them to be soldiers or slaves. These kids were in the age range of 7-13... and they were forced to kill their friends and families. I could never imagine what kind of pain that must be. Another section of the exhibit taught about children “hospitals” with outdated methods of medicine. Small children were tied to beds and left crying in pain, with little medicine to relieve them. Many of them were covered in burns from cooking fires. The last exhibit that really got to me was the one about the tsunami in Indonesia. They had a 25 foot high wall and told about how the waves in Indonesia were over three times high (90 feet tall)! I could never really imagine how tall a tsunami would be until I saw that wall, and I thought how scary it would be to see such a huge wave coming to crush everything. But thankfully, in the end we learned how we can help all these situations, and that there is hope, and that anyone can make a difference.

Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - T.S.

I went to Medical Teams International to go to Real.Life exhibit and it really opened my eyes. I had an idea of poverty and what was happening in the world but now i have really seen what is happening and its not a pretty sight, but i very much recommend going and seeing the exhibit. Every 3.6 seconds a child dies from a preventable illness. A man named Matthew Bouthillier was a 36 year E.R Nurse who was working in Haiti part of the Medical Teams International died of cardiac arrest. Bouthillier was warned of the risks but deiced helping was worth it. People like him are trying to make the world a better place i would hope you would try too.


Medical Teams International - Real.Life.Exhibit - M.Mi.

Every 3.16 seconds a child dies from a preventable disease. I learned that at Medical Teams Internationals Real. Life. Exhibit. The exhibits there really make me think. They shed light on the truth about myths such as ‘when a natural disaster occurs, the victims are not able to think about what to do to save themselves’ when a disaster actually occurs, the victims not only know how to save themselves, they help others. They also showed me what its like in other countries. They showed me what its like to be in a city actually made of trash. They showed me how poor their health care is over there. They showed me what it looks like to be in a tsunami. They showed me the problems people around the world are facing. They told us what we can do to help.