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From Poverty to Sydney – A Vietnamese Chef on the Brink of a Dream

From Poverty to Sydney – A Vietnamese Chef on the Brink of a Dream | Poverty Assignment_(Desiree) | Scoop.it
In 2005, Hoang The Anh was part of an intake of 25 trainees from the street and from disadvantaged backgrounds taken in by Hanoi's non-profit organisation KOTO (Know One Teach One).
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He spent two years on learning how to be a chef and eventually ushered him into the kitchens of the five-star Life Resort Da Nang.

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Study: poverty risk factors affect school performance - The Daily Pennsylvanian

Study: poverty risk factors affect school performance - The Daily Pennsylvanian | Poverty Assignment_(Desiree) | Scoop.it
Study: poverty risk factors affect school performance
The Daily Pennsylvanian
Poverty does not affect a school's performance as significantly as having students with risk factors associated with poverty, a recent Penn study found.
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It shows that students with risk factors, including homelessness, maltreatment and poor prenatal care would generally do worse in school and poverty causes different disadvantages which affect people in different ways.

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I grew up in poverty. So I know for a fact that the scars left on children do ... - The Independent

I grew up in poverty. So I know for a fact that the scars left on children do ... - The Independent | Poverty Assignment_(Desiree) | Scoop.it
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I grew up in poverty. So I know for a fact that the scars left on children do ...
The Independent
We argued about benefits cuts and rising poverty.
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The author, a migrant who has found some success. Her mother cooked and sewed for people and her father worked sporadically and disappeared for years. Her sister is also mentally ill and hardly speaks. However, she is now in the seventh-richest country in the world.

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