A GROUP of about 30 year 10 students from St John's Park High School are passionate about doing their bit to make poverty history.
To spread awareness of the plight of many people around the world, they have created a video, Poverty Be Gone.
It highlights the devastating effects of poverty by displaying statistics and suggests websites people can visit for more information.
Student Natalie Chokbengboun, 15, said the video, which was part of the student's High Resolves Community Action project, was made with the help of non-profit organisations Unicef and Good Return, as well as international education and advocacy organisation The Global Poverty Project.
"Our aim was to inform the public about poverty, as well as getting them to engage in (fighting ) it," she said.
"We used pictures from Unicef to show just how bad poverty is around the world and information from the other organisations wepartnered up with.
"If the public watch this video then maybe they will do something about it especially because it was made by students — it may have more of an effect on people."
Her friend Chelsea Ratsabouth, 15, agreed. She said her group decided to do the project as an extra-curricular activity because they were all touched by the magnitude of poverty around the world.
"Some students have personally experienced poverty while others have seen it on the streets," she said.
Launched on Monday, the video can be viewed by visiting: tinyurl.com/k6hau2j.