Like a cycle poverty surrounds us. Starting with the rich man and ending with the poor, it runs and reruns on how greed is changes the lives of the inhabitants of Earth. In this poster I tried to show the different ways it affects different people and how that impacts the world in a more broad spectrum. From this activity, I learned that it is difficult to use one image to represent something as versatile as poverty, and that their are many aspects to poverty. Everybody has a different viewing of poverty. Some people see it only as the physical, and some can see the spiritually, and different people view it at a different level. Teens can help solve this problem through volunteering. Eventually, our teenagers are going to be the new leaders of the world, and we will ave to pass on the torch. If, they already engage in helping the needing, our future generation will understand of there importance of helping the poor. In Unit 3, the theme is “Be Faithful”. Yes, we are in for a long ride that may or may not
The streets roared with loud car horns as my parents and I walked down the polluted sidewalks. It did not matter how far I walked or what part of the city I was in, I’d always see homeless men, women, and children were all around. Those who were not already passed out from starvation held their hands out to us, to me, in desperation. The looks in their eyes told stories of pain and loss. Yet they lived on, clinging to life, waiting patiently for the next rupee. “Don’t stare at them,” my mother commanded. “But why? We have change, let's give them some!” I demanded. “If we give to one person, all the others will come, and we don’t have enough for everyone,” she responded. Her brutally honest words lingered as I helplessly walked past the crowds. This experience not only taught me how fortunate I was, but it also made me want to fight harder. To fight for all the people who could not fight and to one day give them a voice-a chance in our unfair hierarchical society so that they too could be self-sufficient and pursue their own endeavors. I was determined to make a sustainable
Those fortunate enough to be able to afford an education could lead to countless opportunities of success. In the book, Outcasts United, written by Warren St. John, recounts stories of refugees living in the United States who had to leave their home country due to violence and poverty. Much like the book, Outcasts United, in class we watched a documentary film on refugee resettlement in the United States called “Lost Boys”, which showed people living in Africa who suffered from civil wars within their country such as Sudan, who than came to America for a better life and to be able to work and to get an education to help their future along with their families future. Poverty is too broad of a subject to be able to break down and try and fix it, as it is an issue not only with countries in Africa, but also in every country in the World. The fight against stopping poverty seems to be unachievable in our society today, but in both Outcasts United and “Lost Boys” the characters are able to escape their home countries in search for a better existence. Developing the necessary skills to be prosperous in life, they are able to attain an education they never could have achieved in
I had the opportunity to experience a challenging and at times tumultuous education system in Quezon City, an overpopulated city in the Philippines. Being poor placed constraints in both the students who wanted to pursue a proper education and on the academic institutions that provided them. Public school classrooms were overcrowded and dropout rates were at an all time high. Poverty stricken children were unable to afford schools that had an advanced curriculum and properly trained educators. Most students completed their academic career in high school and ended up in local call centers earning minimum wage. Eventually, they will have families they can barely support and send to school. It became a never-ending cycle with no one to lead them to a brighter future. This experience stayed and inspired me.
Growing up in one of the most poverty ridden regions in the United States, you don’t realize how bad your situation is until you get older. I first realized my situation when I was 9 years old, it was Christmas morning. I eagerly rushed to my parent's room door, ready to pounce onto my father's chest as I did most mornings. Only this time it felt different, instead of my parents matching my innocent and playful energy I was met with a locked door and the sound of my mother's sorrow.
Our nation is a first world country, yet poverty is still a universal dilemma faced in modern society. I would not have ever expected a human being to suffer from such horrific circumstances because even though I do not live in the wealthiest community, impoverished citizens are not as prevalent as they are in the city. I have watched films and television shows with poverty as the centralized theme, however, I did not take it seriously until I had the opportunity to witness it in its true form. Through my work with the Upward Bound program, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a homeless shelter known as the Hannah House during my weekend at the Wanda Hendricks-Bellamy Student Leadership Conference.
Every day, every one, in the world goes through a challenge, big or small. They affect and impact us significantly. They change the way we think, love, act, and approach or do things. Challenges either frighten or motivate us, but they are what make us the person we are today.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls, and looks like work." - Thomas Edison. An opportunity can change your life, but your attitude towards the opportunity will determine whether it will make your life better. I believe you should take the opportunity when you see it.
Throughout my experience as a surgical patient, I always noticed three things my medical team never failed to perform: inform, educate, and care for me. Through my frequent visits to the hospital I began to notice that these ideals were essential in every successful physician-patient relationship. As I progressed in my career as a student, I came to realize that the academic and extracurricular activities I was involved in were helping me perform those very qualities.
As an anxious first year in 2017, I remember joining a club, MedLife, that first sparked my interest in becoming a surgical physician assistant. In the year of 2018, I was elected as a board member for MedLife, where we encourage our members to devote their time, energy, and most of all their dedication to underserved populations in third world countries. This club is based on three committees: fundraising, volunteering, and mobile clinics. I participated in each of these committees because they all seemed compelling to join. However, the mobile
Before I had come into high school, there was no way for people who wanted to pursue health to get involved with any other students with that same desire. When this club, called the Health Organization for the Students of America (HOSA), was finally created, I wanted to join and maintain a leadership position immediately. I was elected as chairman and was ready to make a mark on New Albany High School. As a chairman, I was responsible for making the school become involved in interscholastic competitions with clubs similar to ours. By performing in these interscholastic competitions, the students of our school would gain an application to the breadth of knowledge learned in classes to the practical field of medicine. In our first year, we were
Last Saturday, November 18th, I attended the Region IX Student National Medical Conference at the City College of New York. This was my first medical conference so I did not know what to expect going in. Upon arrival, I was amazed at the sight of doctors, medical students, research presenters, pre-med students, and even high school students gathered together to gain and share knowledge and make connections. The conference consisted of a host of enriching events, of which I attended six: “Unique Journeys to Medicine”, “Demystifying Medical School Admission”, “How to Become An Excellent Applicant”, “Standardized Patient Encounter”, “New MCAT Test-takers Panel”, and “Embodying Black Female Physician Excellence: Panel Discussion”. While I am
Ever since I could have a clear understanding of the roles doctors play in our society, and to remembering my first doctor's visit I instantly wanted to become one of those woman in a long white coat running around helping patients or performing a procedure. My passion for helping others is something that has empowered me to become a doctor. Because of my passion for helping individuals , my dream of one day becoming a surgeon ,I have decided to further my academic career at Virginia Commonwealth University ( Vcu ) . I plan on attending one of the finest medical schools in Virginia while also maintaining a job and balancing life as a college student and a mother.
Breathing heavily, a million things run through my mind. I’m dying. I can’t feel my feet. My lungs aren’t taking in oxygen fast enough. However, the finish line and the satisfaction of knowing that I had gotten myself through three miles loom ahead. Clenching my fists, I force myself through the indoor track at JCC. The excitement and pride that I feel when I finally achieve my goal is indescribable.
I teach math at a Title 1 middle school. 100% of my students receive free lunch and many students are given bags of food to take home over the weekend. My students are living in poverty. Their parents are working two jobs just to barely make it, this means many of them have spent their evenings/weekends at home alone or taking care of their younger siblings. When my students arrive at school in the morning they arrive hungry and thirsty. Education in my school calls for more than just attention to academics; I must pay attention to their physical, emotional, behavioral, and social needs as well. We are second parents. I am called to care for their whole being, to make sure they are able to succeed in academics, by making sure they are not burdened