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Caritas Challenge - Activities from previous years

INEQUALITY AND POVERTY FOCUS

Privileged

This activity focuses on global inequality and allows participants to experience the lives of other young people around the world.

Spacecraft Earth

This activity involves a three-tier class system on a spacecraft and allows young people to explore the inequalities of the world.

I should be so lucky

I should be so lucky game cards

This game helps young people explore how the unequal distribution of wealth affects people’s experiences and aspirations.

 

WATER FOCUS

Buckets and Buckets – Daily Water Use 

Calculate how much water your family or group uses each day in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and outside.

Calculate Your Water Footprint

Use a water calculator to find out what your Water Footprint is and how you may be able to reduce your water use.

Catholic Social Teaching and Water

This activity allows groups to reflect on Catholic social teaching and bible verses that focus on water and our responsibility as stewards of God’s creation.

Washing Line Continuum on Water Issues

This interactive activity challenges group members to line up across a continuum and share their feelings based on their opinions.

Testing the Water

Statistics around water access are used for a number of activities to promote reflection about global justice.

Water Challenge Quiz

This short PowerPoint quiz will stretch young people’s knowledge about water to the limit. 

Water Statistics Challenge

This statistics based matching challenge is an excellent introduction to understand global water issues.

Life Without Taps

Families experience the challenges to accessing water and meeting their various needs.

Water Filter Creation

Work together and follow the steps to create your own water filter to test out.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS

Treasure Hunt Leader Sheet

This activity sheet provides a leader the instructions and answers needed to run the Climate Change Detective Treasure Hunt activity for a group.

Challenges in the Pacific

This game is played in small teams and challenges students to overcome the effects of climate change while completing fun tasks.

Challenges in the Pacific PowerPoint

Take Action at Home

This poster from the Caritas Lent 2017 resources challenges us to consider how we can minimise our impact on climate change at home. 

For the Next Generation

Be inspired by this poem for Matefele Peinem to write your own pledge to care for the environment for the sake of the next generation.

 

PACIFIC FOCUS

Paper, Scissors, Rock, Petals

Play this extreme version of Paper, Scissors, Rock like Fijian young people and challenge your friends. 

Play Oreano

This traditional team game from Kiribati will test out even the most co-ordinated superstars!

PNG Hide and Seek

Iou Naiong is a team version of hide-and-seek played in Papua New Guinea. Give it a go and see who wins!

Sakem Ol Roks

If you’ve mastered petanque then this adapted game from Vanuatu will bring out your competitive instincts.

Tongan Banana Dumplings

If you’re hungry, grab some bananas and try out this great recipe for banana dumplings enjoyed in Tonga. 

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