Episode 51 - Ameetra Graham from Bridges Out of Poverty - Social Enterprise Conversations
November 23, 2016•33 min
On this podcast so far we have spoken to precious few organisations that deal with poverty. But all that changes with this episode as I speak to Amreeta Graham from Glasgow’s Bridges out of Poverty.
Bridges out of Poverty seeks to foster a greater understanding about poverty in individuals and communities. One of their key aims is to communicate clearly to the world what poverty is and how it becomes so entrenched, and to use that knowledge to empower people and communities to lift themselves out of poverty.
The organisation offers a number of programmes and workshops, with the overall goal being to strengthen the understanding of poverty and how it relates to the dynamics that cause and sustain poverty at all levels. Bridges out of Poverty views this educational process as vital to helping people, organisations and communities to find new ways of solving the problems caused by poverty.
On the face of it this appears to be fairly self-evident – the best way to address poverty is to cha