Exhibition to shed light on child poverty around the world

The Compassion Experience mobile trailer.
The Compassion Experience mobile trailer.

An exhibition about poverty, to be staged in Southwell, will give visitors the unique opportunity to find out what life is like for some of the most deprived children in the world.

The Commpassion Experience, which is a mobile trailer, created by child development charity, Compassion UK, is to be hosted by churches at The Minster School in Southwell this weekend.

The trailer allows people to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a developing country.

It also houses the interactive, tactile, audio and visual stories of Sameson, a boy from Ethiopia, and Shamim, a girl from Uganda, who grew up engulfed by poverty and all the vulnerability and danger that brings.

The school’s chaplain, Father Matthew Askey, said: “This exhibition is a stimulating and inspiring way to gain perspective and broaden our understanding. It also enables us to consider how we might play our part in making a difference.”

The exhibition, which is free and open to all, runs at the school from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm on Sunday.