Social health

1. In a 1960 speech, Argentinian political revolutionary and physician Dr. Ernesto Guevara said, “We must, then, begin to erase our

old concepts and begin to draw closer and closer to the people and to be increasingly aware. We must approach them not as before.

You are all going to say, ‘No. I like the people. I love talking to workers and peasants, and I go here or there on Sundays to see

such and such.’ Everybody has done it. But we have done it practicing charity, and what we have to practice today is solidarity. We

should not go to the people and say, ‘Here we are. We come to give you the charity of our presence, to teach you our science, to

show you your errors, your lack of culture, your ignorance of elementary things.’ We should go instead with an inquiring mind and a

humble spirit to learn at that great source of wisdom that is the people.”

o Compare and contrast the concepts of charity and solidarity to which Dr. Guevara makes reference. (Max 4 marks)

o Why does Dr. Guevara critique “practicing charity”? (Max 2 marks)