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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 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.