Ravina Khela, the incoming Chair of the ASAP Students-Birmingham Chapter speaks to Sophia Ireland about her role as Midlands Youth & Schools Co-ordinator, Oxfam. Ireland shares insights on Oxfam’s approach to poverty alleviation, and she offers some tips for students who may want to apply for an Oxfam internship or pursue a career in development more generally.
Members of the new ASAP Students chapter at Delhi-area universities staged a successful launch workshop bringing together experts on food security and exclusion. Students from the University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Ambedkar University Delhi came together on the Delhi University campus to engage on crucial issues of poverty, to strategize and elect officers for the […]
Undergraduate student leaders from the Birmingham UK ASAP chapter gained invaluable insight into the lives of the global poor in taking the poverty-line challenge. They pledged to spend no more than £1 per day on food for five consecutive days. That limit is approximately equivalent to the World Bank’s global poverty line, or the level below which a person is said to be living in extreme poverty.
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Keith Horton / ASAP Board Member Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Wollongong / email@example.com / I floated the original ASAP proposal in 2009 and, in partnership with Meena Krishnamurthy, made the first efforts at enlisting other academics. My background is in moral philosophy, and I had become convinced that people and governments in rich countries (the ‘global rich’) are morally required to do much more than they are currently doing to tackle severe poverty in poor countries.