Books & Movies To Help You Prep For Your SLT - MEDLIFE

Books & Movies To Help You Prep For Your SLT

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f you’re gearing up for a Service Learning Trip (SLT), it’s crucial to immerse yourself in the context you’ll be engaging with. Books and movies about SLT can be enlightening resources. Delving into the realm of low-income areas offers invaluable insights, especially if you haven’t encountered poverty directly.

Understanding these environments is pivotal, hence we suggest a mix of books and movies SLT to broaden your perspective on poverty. These resources are not just informative but transformative, offering a window into the lives and struggles within underprivileged communities.

Books To Explore:

  1. “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert is an essential read for those involved in developmental assistance. It emphasizes the importance of community-driven initiatives, steering clear of unintentional harm.
  2. “Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn sheds light on the struggles and empowerment of women in developing regions. It’s a testament to the power of advocacy and the ripple effect of gender equality.
  3. “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver provides a profound look at a missionary family’s journey in the Congo during the 1960s, exploring the depths of cultural interactions and the legacy of colonialism.


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Documentaries To Watch:

  1. “Living on One Dollar” (2013) portrays the harsh reality of surviving on a dollar a day in Guatemala, a stark reality for over a billion people globally.
  2. “Poverty, Inc.” (2014) examines the repercussions of international aid, urging a reevaluation of our approach to assistance.
  3. “Bending the Arc” (2017) narrates the journey of advocates in Haiti, evolving into a worldwide plea for equitable healthcare.

These documentaries, available on Youtube, along with the recommended books, are excellent starting points. They equip you with a nuanced understanding of the complexities faced by the communities you aim to serve.

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