Hidden poverty group – Mercy College Waterford
Team Name

Hidden poverty group – Mercy College Waterford

Our Chosen Challenge

Challenge 3 – Hidden Poverty



School Name

Mercy College, Ozanam Street, Waterford


Ms Dunphy

Team Members
Mia Kelly,Kate Hayes,Sophie Lin and Isabelle Kennedy

Why as a team did you choose to focus on this challenge?

We chose this topic as we think it is a major topic at the moment as over the years poverty is increasing and in Ireland at the moment everything is inflatted in price which means people have to spend more on their needs and at that some people cant even fill the fridge due to the price of their electricity bills. We think we can try and fix this problem even a little bit in our community.

What do you know now about the challenge that you didn't know before?

I didnt know that it takes so much time to plan out a plan and there are steps that you have to take in planning something big. I didnt know also that they are so many different brain storms that we can do for our planning part.

What have you learnt about your Hero?

bill gates as he and his wife have given $50 million to poverty, although is famous he does help poverty.

If you could improve one thing for your Hero what would that be?

as he is famous he should advertise it more and try get people donating to local charities

Do you have any ideas for a potential solution? No matter how raw, share them with your Mentors for feedback.

We are thinking in doing a soup kitchen or a food bank and donating this to shelters or to people on the streets who are in need of food.

Ask your Mentor anything …. This is a chance to ask your Mentors a direct question relating to your Big Idea.

i have no question