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Live Below the Line challenge, 2-6 May

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Why not join the thousands of people across the globe who are feeding themselves on just £1 a day for five days for the Live Below the Line challenge?

The challenge, which takes place from 2-6 May and aims to help participants understand and combat the injustice of extreme poverty, will raise money for charities working on anti-poverty initiatives that will create change for those who need it most.

1.4 billion people around the world live on less than what you can buy in the US for a $1.25 a day – the equivalent of what you can buy here for £1, the UK definition of the international extreme poverty line. $1.25 is enough for some rice, vegetables, cooking fuel and some clean water to make two basic meals. Then there’s 10 cents left over for everything else in life – housing, transportation, education, clothes, healthcare – anything else they might need to survive.

Sign up at www.livebelowtheline.org.uk/thinkglobal.The Live Below the Line website also has advice and resources on cooking, shopping, fundraising and using social media to publicise the challenge. You could take the challenge as a whole class or a whole school, and the site also has ideas for alternative activities such as a cook-off, a game show or a quiz.