Viewing, Wondering, Inferring – Should You Donate Differently?

Thanks Kati Varela for sharing great resources with us 😃

Today 4j in reading we are going to practice our viewing, wondering and inferring skills using a fabulous TED talk that will have your mind thinking.

We learn so much about the global world and we have asked questions and explored many world charities. This TED talk makes us think about the question of money and ‘Should We Be Donating Differently?’.

Before we begin I would like you to write down your thoughts about this question, do you understand what it is asking? What would you like clarified?



  One thought on “Viewing, Wondering, Inferring – Should You Donate Differently?

  1. James
    October 27, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Katie
    My first question is do you donate to charities?

  2. Kati Varela
    November 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Hi James,

    I am sorry I hadn’t checked your blog since you posted this question.

    I do donate to two, now three, different charities. However, I really like this one as I particularly appreciate not only the idea of the money going directly to the people who need it, but also the fact they decide how best to use it. This carries the assumption they are responsible and wise enough to manage these resources. In other words, that we TRUST them! They are not only noticed, but valued.

    At least I see that way.

    In any case, I thought it was worth noting that my favourite way of ‘donating’ is giving time rather than just money. I feel it is relatively easy to give money but it is sometimes more helpful and rewarding to provide your own energy to improve the lives of others.

    I wonder what you thought of this charity in the video and how it is different to other ways of donating you might know.


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