UK By Reality Check team BBC News 11 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-44081733 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check As the government reiterates its pledge to provide £50m to expand existing grammar schools in England, Labour's shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has criticised … [Read more...] about Reality Check: Do grammar schools help poor children?
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TEAMS tee'd off to help disabled children. Golfers came out in force to support the Rose Road Association's charity golf day. Bramshaw Golf Club Golf Club was filled with 80 golfers in teams of four. The bumper day comes after a record breaking week for the charity which saw supporters raise nearly £30,000. The cash was raised by runners at the London Marathon and ABP Southampton Half Marathon as well as a glamorous spring ball. The funds will help the charity continue its work supporting children with complex disabilities and their families. A spokeswoman from the charity said: “It was a fantastic day and the rain managed to stay away. We are very fortunate to have been selected by Bramshaw Golf Club this year and have the support of all their members at events like the golf day.” For more information about the Rose Road Association visit roseroad.org.uk. … [Read more...] about PHOTOS: Golfers tee-off to help poorly children
A BRITISH woman who moved to India to help poor orphaned children says she has been trapped there for two years after being accused of manslaughter.Narges Ashtari, 28, grew up and went to school in Exeter, Devon, before moving to India and setting up the Prishan Foundation.The foundation has since built an orphanage for girls and a home for blind children in the eastern state of Odisha.But since the disappearance of a child at a picnic, Narges has become embroiled in a criminal case and now faces a possible jail term if convicted.She insists she has been wrongly accused and is the victim of India’s infamous corruption, which is endemic in parts of the country.The charity worker has now issued a desperate plea to her old friends and colleagues in England to support her in her hour of need.An online campaign has been launched calling on the Indian Prime Minister to intervene in her case – which has been rumbling on for two whole years.Narges fears she will not get a fair … [Read more...] about British woman who went to India to help poor orphaned kids issues plea for help after being charged with manslaughter
Given its status as one of the wealthiest nations in the world and a reputation as a nurturing and caring society, Japan is not usually associated with poverty. But it is a growing problem here and the issue is causing particular concern when it impacts children. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) released a report in April in which it painted what can only be described as a grim picture of child poverty in Japan. It stated that the children of the poorest households in Japan are significantly more disadvantaged than their counterparts in most other industrialized nations. The study examined the relative differences between children at the bottom of the income ladder and those in the middle tiers, with the inequality gap in Japan the eighth largest of the 41 countries surveyed. One in six children Japan was also well below average in its relative poverty rate, or the ratio of people living on less than half the median income. By this measure, one child in every six in Japan … [Read more...] about Japan – a wealthy nation with poor children
Do poor children have as much a right to play and enjoy life as rich ones do? This question kept going through the mind of Professor Vijay Barse, a sports instructor at Nagpur University. On a rainy afternoon in 2001, he saw a group of slum children playing football in the mud and using a bucket as a ball and had an idea. Observing their love for football, he thought: "Why not give slum children a chance to get out of the mud by creating a football club for them?" That very day he visited 16 slums and invited children there to play together in teams. Thus, the organization "Slum Soccer" was born.slum dwellers and homeless people a better life by connecting them with football. Slum Soccer takes in children from the age of eight and adults. "We start with the language of football. Values like team spirit, truthfulness, fellow feeling are given utmost priority," explains the head of Slum Soccer and son of the organization's founder, Abhijeet Barse.educated to a basic level and are helped … [Read more...] about Slum Soccer gives poor children in India hope