Articles tagged with: poverty
For most who pass through Egypt, it is a tourist destination; a place to see first hand the remnants of an ancient civilization. During the winter months resort towns along the red and white seas serve as a sunny getaway for middle class westerners, but what is lost on most of these visitors is the vast inequities and contradictions that exist in the country.… Continue reading
From The Tulsa World:
After losing her job, burning through her savings and fearing what will happen if things don’t turn around, all Mavis King can do is sing.
“Singing has saved my life more than once,” King said. “I can get into it and it’s an expression from the soul.
From The Daily Oklahoman:
Poverty undermines the well-being of Oklahoma children, contributing to higher teen birth rates, poorer health and school dropout rates, child advocacy officials said.
The recently released Kids Count data book shows that the percentage of poor children in Oklahoma increased from 19 percent in 2000 to 22 percent in 2007.
This is the first article in a series on the homeless population in Norman. View the accompanying photo essay here.
by Ajit Bhand
At 8 a.m., dark clouds were already gathering outside to signal another gloomy day full of rain. A baby carriage came to a halt, and the solitary passenger seemed perturbed.… Continue reading
This is the first part in a series on the homeless population in Norman. Read the accompanying article here.
Food and Shelter for Friends welcomes volunteers who can help serve meals, work in the community garden, answer phones, or help with many other projects.… Continue reading