We are lucky to have access to our own Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS). Each year we include the simulation as an additional component to the academic competition.
How does it work?
The simulation is four 15 minute rounds. Each participant is assigned a new name and belongs to a family. Every family in the simulation faces a separate problem. The goal of the simulation is to experience life in poverty from homelessness, to job loss, to crime. At the end of the simulation a debrief is conducted where participants can share their experience and insights.
"The poverty simulation was one of my favourite parts of the case. It definitely brought light to the fact that the case competition is meant to educate us about the greater cause and meaning behind what a not-for-profit really is." - 2017 Delegate