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Hermitage teachers help homeless families of students - Richmond Times Dispatch

Hermitage teachers help homeless families of students - Richmond Times Dispatch | Poverty assignment _wu shanshan | Scoop.it
Hermitage teachers help homeless families of students Richmond Times Dispatch Instead of worrying about what to get one another, more than 100 faculty and staff at Hermitage High School are instead focusing on what they can do for nine homeless...

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Its really heart warming to see such things happening around the world. Its a really great thing as all these small actions would take off much burdens for the family members of the child so he/she would study in peace. This school's system is very similar to our school's financial assistances system and is much appreciated.

I used to think that this kind of systemvwould only be found in singapore so knowing that such system is found overseas is really an eye open for me.

I hope that more schools would adopt this system of helping the poorer students and I hope they would do it till an extend of like giving them free textbooks, free lunches, free uniforms...etc.

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:01 AM

Teachers and staff working together to help homeless families... File this in under, what we can do when we all work together.

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Poverty reduction remains a challenge for US - Chinadaily USA

Poverty reduction remains a challenge for US - Chinadaily USA | Poverty assignment _wu shanshan | Scoop.it
Poverty reduction remains a challenge for US
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Poverty reduction remains a challenge for US The United States is known as the richest and most powerful country in the world.
Wu Shan Shan's insight:

There's not a single definition to poverty. A poverty line does not fully reflect the severity and complexity of the issues faced by poor families, which could include ill health, lack of housing or weak family relationships.
So in this bitter battle with poverty in the States which is one of the most powerful and richest country in the world left me wondering why is such a well developed country like Amercia battling with poverty. I used to think that poverty is a no big deal to such countrs but think of it now, I had to correct my point of view as poverty seems more of a threat and is way more serious than I thought.

I would like to challenge the US government in reducing poverty in the States despite being a challenge. They could organise more charity programmes and spread the word through famous celebrities... etc.

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The Children's Society's Matthew Reed: Millions are facing a winter of misery - we need to fight child poverty

The Children's Society's Matthew Reed: Millions are facing a winter of misery - we need to fight child poverty | Poverty assignment _wu shanshan | Scoop.it
Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children's Society, says that the choice between heating and eating is one no one should have to make

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Wu Shan Shan's insight:

Child poverty is extremely saddening as the young and innocent children had to live in poverty.Things will be worsened especially during the harsh winter.

I used to think that winter is no big deal, just wear a few more layers of clothes and that's it, but I did not know that it would bring so much misery and chaos to a country.

Now I realised the serious impact and damnation it would bring to the children living in poverty. I also learn about the interconnection between energy bills and food consumption.

I would like to challenge the governemnt to provide more finacial assistance to these poorer families, at least give the children a 'warm' winter. Not only the goverment, but i think anyone with a big heart could do something about child poverty. Although you are just playing a small part, but it will means alot to the children and it might even change their lifes.

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Sara Abdul's comment, January 28, 2014 10:54 PM
I agree with Bunaiya's insight .To the point that they could not afford using the heaters during winter season is really heart-breaking. The government should help them and give them money .
Sein's comment, January 29, 2014 3:22 AM
I think that able people and goverment should spent money and effort to help them to keep them warm.Goverment,communities , and the school should work together to support and help those student who are facing poverty so most in need will get help.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 2:20 AM
I agree with Bunaiya. We all need food, warmth and water to survive. However, some people out there are not as lucky as we are. They need to make sacrifices just to provide. The government should do more to provide for these people. We should also learn to cherish and be satisfied with what we have.