Thursday, April 2, 2009

Crime Awareness

The Developing World
This is one of my favorite classes. It has been so enlightening and informational. In this class, we learn about and study the underdeveloped/third-world countries. We were put into groups and the chose a specific country. My group chose El Salvador, so that is where our focus has been all semester. For a wrap-up, our final assignment is to develop an action plan within a specific area that is lacking attention and aid. We chose to attempt to raise the awareness of crime. Crime is such a huge problem in El Salvador. There still exists much unrest due to the 12-year civil war, which ended in 1992. The government, economy, and every-day life for citizens has been improving considerably, but there is still much to be done. There is a substantial amount of gang activity within El Salvador. Without very effective law enforcement and with the corruption that exists in the Salvadoran government, there is much support and assistance needed. Our goal is to raise awareness of the strife and brutality which presides in this beautiful and culturally-rich country. Please take a couple of minutes to watch our video and perhaps pass it on. Thanks!

If you want to know how to help the people in the developing world (and in a really simple way, too), you should check out my previous post :)


carlytai said...

Wow you guys definately went above and beyond on this project! This is an AMAZING video with an INCREDIBLE message!

Lemme said...

wow...that sounds like a cool class