The short course in Poverty Alleviation aims at helping learners understand the nature of poverty, question assumptions and evaluate different approaches to poverty alleviation.
A prominent book on this topic is When Helping Hurts – How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. The contents of this book covers foundational concepts, general principles, practical strategies and help on getting started with poverty alleviation. This content will inform much of the short course.
Presentation partners in this short course are still being developed, but will include:
|Phil and Karen Du Bert in co-operation with residents of East Mountain||Phil and Karen facilitate a biblical response to poverty course based on When Helping Hurts at East Mountain and for partners in the Cape Town environs. Twenty years of service among people marginalised by poverty in Mozambique and Zimbabwe has given them a heart for this misunderstood task. Karen is also a curriculum developer, helping her to structure the educational environment needed to facilitate this matter.|