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Jugend eine Welt

Im Oktober 2008 kam P. Savioraj Silveira SDB von Indien nach Wien um das Projekt "Millennium-Development-Goals" vorzustellen. Wir konnten ihn und zwei Voluntärinnen von Jugend eine Welt in die 8C einladen.

P. Savio ist in Indien geboren, wurde später Salesianer Don Boscos und war längere Zeit in Darfur, wo er eine Studie zu den Millennuimszielen erarbeitete.
P. Savio hielt einen sehr berührenden Vortrag über die Armut und die damit verbundenen Probleme. Die Schüler folgten mit großer Aufmerksamkeit seinem Bericht und interessierten sich auch für das Volontariat bei Jugend eine Welt.
(Maria Angleitner)

Rosi Gritsch schrieb einen Bericht über dieses Projekt.

The Millennium Project - Does it really help to reduce the suffering of the developing countries?

The Millennium Project was initiated by the UN government on the 8th of September 2000. It was made to achieve eight set goals:

1.Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2.Achieve universal primary education
3.Promote gender equality and empower women
4.Reduce child mortality
5.Improve maternal health
6.Combat diseases
7.Ensure Environmental Sustainability
8. Develop a global Partnership

After seven years there was a one-week conference at Vienna to talk about the progress and they decided to focus on one country: SUDAN
Sudan is located at the north-eastern side of Africa and it is one of the largest countries. It has rich natural resources which cannot be used because of the social and geographically differences. Sudan is divided in 600 different ethnic groups, Arabs and African tribes.
On the 1st of January 1956 Sudan got its independence by the British troupes stationed in the country but in Sudan there have been many wars and there are still some conflicts going on. The first civil war was from 1955 until 1972 and after eleven years of peace the second civil war started again and two million people were killed and over four million people became refugees after the end in 2005. The Darfur Conflict is present every day in the local press and news, because of the high number of deaths.
The main cause of the troubles is the control of the country and its water supplies.
90% of the Sudanese live on less then $1 a day and 60% of the households have to face food insecurity.
70% do not have access to education, only 16% girls, and only 1 out of 50 finishes the school.
Sudan has the lowest female to male enrolment ratio of all countries and the child mortality rises every year more than 15 %. Only 1 out of 4 new born babies reach their fifth birthday. And the only 5% of deliveries are attended by skilled health personal. Threatening but true is that there is only one doctor per 100 of thousands ill people and compared to the high number of doctors and hospitals in Vienna.
Even the access to clean drinking water and seniorities are not ensured for everybody.
But maybe the most difficult goal to reach is to build the country because there is no formal economy.
Based on these facts that Sudan is a very poor and unstable country it is necessary to act.
The strategies are to improve the education, not only the elementary, because children are the future, but also the technical and agricultural education. Improve the health care and the rural development.
As a conclusion, it is a very difficult situation and I do not believe that within 7 years the goals will be reached. Even if you concentrate on one country the process of developing will not stop.



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