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Street kids

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Q2.

a. Do you know any street kids? if so what are they like.

No

b.what reasons do you think causes kids to live on the street ?

  • domestic violence in the home
  • depression
  • lack of money
  • they where born as a street kid
  • they enjoy the freesom of living on the street.

c. What do you think about the four charecters in the story who live on the streets ?

suzie and Jodie ; they left there home for a good reason (domestic violence and lack of funds)

Troy and David: They choose to leave home for no good reason.

d.what charecteristics should the people have who work in a coffee shop?

  • friendly
  • caring
  • responsible
  • king
  • trustworthy

 

 

Homelessness

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Q1. what are the demographics of young homelessness  in Australia ?  

The magority of homeless people are found in large cities like Sydney and Melbourne. Over 46% of homeless people are under the age of 24.

Q2. How does being homeless affest a young person?

It affects there ability to go to school and how they think about life. It makes young people feel vunrable and lonley.

Q3. what are some of the causes in the rises of youth homelessness in australia ?

Domestic violence in the home causes young people to feel like they need to get away. Also young people are wanting more freedom earlier in life so this also causes homelessness.

Q4. what aspects of the current welfare system can inhibat a young homeless person from finding help?

Homelessness makes young people feel vunrable and scared to ask for help. Also when trying to stay in a inn or hostile they are often too full to give them a place to sleep.

Steryeotypes

what words first come into your mind when you think of a homless person? are these words positive, negative or neutral?

  • Vunrable, – negative
  • alone, – negative
  •  lessfourtunate, – negative  
  • dirty – negative 
  • poor, – negative
  • misunderstood – neutral
  • Un cared for- neautral
  • caring – positive
  • helpless – neutral
  • lonely – neutral

1. How are characters who are homless protrayed in  movies or oin television ?

television and movies make homeless people seem dirty , worthless, uncared for , alone , depressed and upset with life.

2. Do you think that these protrayals are accurate, and why?

I dont think that they are accurate bec ause homeless people are just misunderstood and need to be given a chance.

3. do the same steryotypes apply to young homless people?

No because more people feel sorry for young people and try to give them a chance in life.

 

 

 

Newspaper article on Discrimination

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Found from the manly daily

Bus drivers discriminate against scooters………….

My mother has been refused entry on Sydney buses in excess of 6 times in two days – all because she is in a scooter. It’s not by choice that she travels this way, she is disabled and cannot use her legs. Yet she’s an active contributor to society, and works for a national company in senior management. All mum wants to do is get to work – yet bus drivers are telling her that she’s not allowed on because she’s in a scooter and she’ll take up too much room during peak hour. This is blatant discrimination.

I have contacted Sydney Buses and the State Transit Authority – they have not been able to advise me of any such rule in existence which allows bus drivers to refuse access to those in scooters.

Recently the Manly Daily reported on the great news that more disabled access buses have been purchased and will be used in the northern beaches area. This is fantastic news – but if disabled people are refused entry on to the buses this does little to help those in our community who need the most assistance.

Shame on those bus drivers that refused my mum a basic right and freedom that a fully abled person simply expects.

Unfortuntely mum is no stranger to such access issues and has recently had problems getting on to trams in Melbourne (as pictured).

As a community we need to work towards lifting the barriers for participation by demanding equal access.

This Article shows discrimination against the disabled.

Vulture in Sudan

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Sudan

Organisations that are trying to help are ……..

  • World Vision
  • Unicef
  • Action against hunger
  • Caritas

The situation in Sudan……..

51% of Sudan lives in poverty and the situation in Sudan at the moment is not good for holidays at the moment due to the government and poverty.

 

Images of poverty…..