Fighting with The Poor
Young adults from around the World participate in the Fighting with The Poor, a Humana People to People program. This program is, as the headline states, about Fighting with The Poor. The program is about taking action, delivering giving support to The Poor as they undergo transformative processes of change.
The program studies, courses and experiences lead to a full understanding of The Poor and all that is around them: economy, nature, philosophy, society, health among others. As a necessity, it mobilizes the young adults to be activists and to be part of changing the world.
The participants in the Fighting with the Poor program do their first period at some various colleges in Europe, Caribbean Island (St. Vincent) and in the United States of America where they are prepared to go to a Humana People to People project for 6 months. At the school they learn about community mobilization, health and hygiene, vegetable garden production, education, environmental issues and much more, including the reality of The Poor and how to join in their fight. They organize themselves in TRIOs (groups of three) and make contact to the project while they are still at the school.
Development Instructors or Poverty Fighters, as they are known in Latin America have many ideas and give a lot of inspiration to the people, both to the families in the projects and to the staff at the projects with whom they work closely.
During the period of stay at the project the Development Instructors take part in many struggles which are characterized by realization of friendships. The many people who have worked at the Humana People to People projects with the Development Instructors appreciate what the Development Instructors bring to their communities. The Development Instructors learn and grow from being together with the people in developing societies.
The families, the project staff and other people get inspired to see that people from other countries are so heartfelt in how they set time aside to help even though they must have a hard time missing their own family or living under different and difficult conditions compared to those at home, but they still move on and fight for change.
They see how people get inspired and start to do things for themselves, finding that they can also do a difference and change many things if they take action.