Δευτέρα, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Getting out of poverty: Slovenia

A. Watch the following video - Veuillez voir la vidéo:


http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Tomi from Ljubljana / Slovenia. Tomi is 35 years old, former drug addict works for "Kings of the Street", a monthly newspaper made by homeless people. He writes articles, takes photos and shoots videos. He also help by handing out newspapers in the streets.
Working for the paper, which is co-funded by Europe, has the opportunity to share his views with others and be a part of society.
B.
  • Read the script - Lire le script
  • Find out via a seaching machine (GOOGLE) the map of the country - Découvrez via une machine de recherche (GOOGLE) la carte du pays .
  • Find out a picture of the town - Découvrez une image de la ville.
  • Write your impressions on a ppt file - Donnez vos impressions sur un fichier ppt.
  • Show your work and discuss the results with the other members of the team - Présentez votre travail et comparez vos résultats avec les autres membres de l'équipe.
Tomi said:
"Helping others makes you much happier. It's more personally rewarding, and it costs nothing. You only get positive things in return and that is what I enjoy."

Getting out of poverty: Spain

A. Watch the following video - Veuillez voir la vidéo:


http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Eloise from Barcelona / Spain. Eloise is 87 years old and lives alone in an apartment. She has no children and her physical condition prohibits to leave her house by herself. An autonomous organisation of Ministry of Health and Social Services takes care of Eloise.
B.
  • Read the script - Lire le script
  • Find out via a seaching machine (GOOGLE) the map of the country - Découvrez via une machine de recherche (GOOGLE) la carte du pays .
  • Find out a picture of the town - Découvrez une image de la ville.
  • Write your impressions on a ppt file - Donnez vos impressions sur un fichier ppt.
  • Show your work and discuss the results with the other members of the team - Présentez votre travail et comparez vos résultats avec les autres membres de l'équipe.
Eloise said about the volunteer Maite (a woman, who is coming to Eloise' home twice per week and helps her:
" She's like my own flesh and blood. Her coming into my life was heaven sent. They've enriched my life". Elderly people like Eloisa are very frequently victims of social exclusion and poverty.

Getting Out of Poverty: Malta

A. Watch the following video - Veuillez voir la vidéo:

http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Ryan from Valetta / Malta. Ryan is 19 years old, wheel chair user. He is working as a volunteer in a project called “Summer Club”. Together with other volunteers he organized activities for children of the local community. The project gave him a new confidence.
B.
  • Read the script - Lire le script
  • Find out via a seaching machine (GOOGLE) the map of the country - Découvrez via une machine de recherche (GOOGLE) la carte du pays .
  • Find out a picture of the town - Découvrez une image de la ville.
  • Write your impressions on a ppt file - Donnez vos impressions sur un fichier ppt.
  • Show your work and discuss the results with the other members of the team - Présentez votre travail et comparez vos résultats avec les autres membres de l'équipe.
Ryan said:
"I am currently studying at university in order to become a social worker. I want to do my masters and maybe some day I will be able to run for election as well."
People with disabilities are more vulnerable to social exclusion than others. But Ryan proves the opposite.

Getting out of poverty: Luxembourg

A. Watch the following video - Veuillez voir la vidéo:


http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Filipe from Erpeldange / Luxembourg. Born in Portugal, spent his childhood going from one school to another, without success. Eventually he found himself sitting at home, unemployed. With the help of the National Youth Service of Luxembourg, which is also funded by Europe, he found a job. Filipe now works in a nursing home.
B.
  • Read the script - Lire le script
  • Find out via a seaching machine (GOOGLE) the map of the country - Découvrez via une machine de recherche (GOOGLE) la carte du pays .
  • Find out a picture of the town - Découvrez une image de la ville.
  • Write your impressions on a ppt file - Donnez vos impressions sur un fichier ppt.
  • Show your work and discuss the results with the other members of the team - Présentez votre travail et comparez vos résultats avec les autres membres de l'équipe.
Marie-Josée Jacobs - Minister of family and Integration said:
"We must avoid youth leaving school early if we want to eradicate poverty. Also unemployment and housing are an issue. We must have social services and better governance."

Getting out of poverty: Grèce

A. Watch the following video - Veuillez voir la vidéo:


http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Athina from Pireaus / Greece. Athina lost her job 6 months ago. She worked in a supermarket for 5 years. Unemployed and divorced, she has to raise her 5 children on her own. The social grocery store offers a temporary solution to her awkward financial situation.
B.
  • Read the script - Lire le script
  • Find out via a seaching machine (GOOGLE) the map of the country - Découvrez via une machine de recherche (GOOGLE) la carte du pays .
  • Find out a picture of the town - Découvrez une image de la ville.
  • Write your impressions on a ppt file - Donnez vos impressions sur un fichier ppt.
  • Show your work and discuss the results with the other members of the team - Présentez votre travail et comparez vos résultats avec les autres membres de l'équipe.
Panagiotis FASOULAS - Mayor of Piraeus said:
"The programme runs for a limited time and users know this. For six months we take away the stress linked to surviving, so that they can focus on getting back into the economic system."

Κυριακή, 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Getting out of poverty: Poland

A. Watch the following video:

http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Besik from Warsaw / Poland



Besik is 34 years old. He left Georgia 6 years ago and he tried to find a job in Poland. Besik is a typical economic migrant. He is an example of success. He works hard and he managed to avoid poverty.

B. Read the script - Δείτε τo script
Find out via a seaching machine (GOOGLE) the map of the country - Βρείτε το χάρτη της χώρας.
Find out a picture of the town - Βρείτε μια φωτογραφία της πόλης.
Write your impressions  on a ppt file - Γράψτε τις εντυπώσεις και τις παρατηρήσεις σας σε αρχείο ppt.
Show your work and discuss the results with the other members of the team -
Παρουσιάστε τα αποτελέσματα στην ομάδα.

Besik said:

Getting out of poverty: France

A. Watch the following video:

http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Maryse from Paris /France



Maryse is one of a thousand volunteers of the ‘Secours Catholique’ that helps people living in poverty and exclusion

B. Read the script - Δείτε τo script
Find out via a seaching machine (GOOGLE) the map of the country - Βρείτε το χάρτη της χώρας.
Find out a picture of the town - Βρείτε μια φωτογραφία της πόλης.
Write your impressions  on a ppt file - Γράψτε τις εντυπώσεις και τις παρατηρήσεις σας σε αρχείο ppt.
Show your work and discuss the results with the other members of the team -
Παρουσιάστε τα αποτελέσματα στην ομάδα.

Maryse said:

Getting out of poverty: Germany

A. Watch the following video:

http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Kay from Halle /Germany


Kay– 38 years old. He started school when he was 7 or 8. He is now 38. It took about 30 years before he was diagnosed with dyslexia.

B. Read the script - Δείτε τo script
Find out via a seaching machine (GOOGLE) the map of the country - Βρείτε το χάρτη της χώρας.
Find out a picture of the town - Βρείτε μια φωτογραφία της πόλης.
Write your impressions  on a ppt file - Γράψτε τις εντυπώσεις και τις παρατηρήσεις σας σε αρχείο ppt.
Show your work and discuss the results with the other members of the team -
Παρουσιάστε τα αποτελέσματα στην ομάδα.

Kay said:

Getting Out of Poverty: Slovakia

A. Watch the following video:

http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Augustin and Jelka  from Bratislava /Slovakia


This homeless couple Augustin and Jelka are playing roles as actors. They really like the fact that they are part of a team in the theatre. Everyone contributes to the end result. There they all have to pull together to ensure that the audience enjoys the play. A well-performed play makes them all happy.

B. Read the script - Διαβάστε το script
Find via a seaching machine (GOOGLE) the map of the country - Βρείτε το χάρτη της χώρας.
Find out a picture of the town - Βρείτε μια φωτογραφία της πόλης.
Write your impressions  on a ppt file - Γράψτε τις εντυπώσεις και τις παρατηρήσεις σας σ' ένα αρχείο ppt.
Show your work and discuss the results with the other members of the team - Παρουσιάστε το αποτέλεσμα στην ομάδα.

Augistin said:
"I like working with the disabled, we’re like family, we’re not separated in homeless and disabled."

Κυριακή, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Getting out of poverty: Estonia

A. Δείτε το ακόλουθο video:

http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Ljudmilla from Tallin/Estonia

Ljudmilla, along with her husband and four children, live in social housing in North Tallinn. Her husband lost his job and the family went into a spiral of debt.

B. Δείτε τo script
Βρείτε το χάρτη της χώρας.
Βρείτε μια φωτογραφία της πόλης.
Γράψτε τις εντυπώσεις και τις παρατηρήσεις σας σ' ένα αρχείο ppt.

Bethel association in Tallin works with people on the streets. So this is often how information gets passed around. We meet people on the street and they pass the word on, so when we give out food packages we hear about other families in difficulty
"Do not get depressed. Inevitably, everything will work out", Ljudmilla said.

Getting out of poverty: Netherlands

A. Δείτε το ακόλουθο video:

http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Femia from Hague/ Netherlands

Femia is 88 years old and lives in The Hague, in the Netherlands. After her husband died a year ago, she had to take care of her financial situation herself. And soon the debts piled up.

B. Δείτε τo script
Γράψτε τις εντυπώσεις και τις παρατηρήσεις σας.

A government subsidised organisation of welfare workers helped Femia.
"Everything is going well now. Semret is taking care of everything. She checks my mail and the bills that come in. I’m very grateful for that.", she said.

Getting out of poverty: Denmark

A. Δείτε το ακόλουθο video:

http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Yildirim  from Copenhagen/ Denmark

Yildirim doesn’t often go back to his old neighborhood in Copenhagen. It was here he got involved in the criminal activities that got him into prison. Today, Yildirim tries to stay out of trouble. Cafe-Exit, an organisation helps him get out of social exclusion, get their life back on track by looking for an education, a job, a place to stay. He lives with girlfriend, who is excpecting his baby.

B. Δείτε τo script
Γράψτε τις εντυπώσεις και τις παρατηρήσεις σας.
"A good family is a family that you can rely on 100%, so we'll see", Yildirim  says.

Getting out of poverty: Cyprus

A. Δείτε το ακόλουθο video:

http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/
Nicos from Nicocia / Cyprus

Nicos, 28 years old, blind from birth he has studied Music and sound technology in the UK. After 2 years of struggling to find his place in society, he is now working as sound technician for the PanCyprian Organization for the Blind, the PCOB.

B. Δείτε τo script
Γράψτε τις εντυπώσεις και τις παρατηρήσεις σας.

People

Δευτέρα, 7 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Getting out of poverty: Portugal

A. Δείτε το ακόλουθο video:

http://www.tvlink.org/povertyineurope/

Having a mental health condition, Manuel dealt with a lot of problems and ended up homeless. For more than 12 years he lived on the street, isolated from everything and everyone.

B. Δείτε τo script
Γράψτε τις εντυπώσεις και τις παρατηρήσεις σας.

Poverty in Europe


Almost 80 million people, of whom 19 million are children, live below the poverty line in the EU.

  
Despite an improvement in overall living standards over the past decade, poverty and social exclusion remain major issues in most countries, with substantial differences across the EU.

Κυριακή, 6 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Human Planet



The stories aren't determined by skin color, only by the people whose survival is intimately entwined with their natural surroundings. We care about human being means we care about the environment.