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Slums by Mind Map: Slums

1. Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation NGO focuses on providing street children with education, nutrition, health care, counselling, physical and creative activities, rescue, legal advocacy and a safe shelter. Their work is led by a team of social workers, psychologists, teachers and lawyers. Blue Dragon GC works to raise awareness of Blue Dragon’s success stories. They read monthly newsletters and communicate regularly with the NGO. The GC group run community building sports events and collaborate with Blue Dragon children on photography projects, which are exhibited within the College and beyond.

2. Who lives in slums and why do they live there?

2.1. poor people live in slums

2.2. slums exist because people go into poverty and they cant pay rent for a nicer home so they move to a slum because often it is free to live there.

2.3. "only the poorest of the poor live in the slums of huanduras" writes paul melia from the irish inependant

3. Where are slums?

3.1. Dharavi

3.2. Favelas

4. How are people trying to help?

4.1. Delhi is trying to go slum free with help of government says press reader. Delhi government have built 6178 flats for poor people..

5. "houses are build of corrugated metal and scraps of metal and have the risk of being washed away by the nearby river"

6. Case Studies

6.1. "Using these criteria, UN-HABITAT’s new report, Water and Sanitation in the World’s Cities, estimates that as many as 150 million urban residents in Africa – up to 50 per cent of the urban population – do not have adequate water supplies, while 180 million – or roughly 60 per cent – lack adequate sanitation." writes Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka

7. Casa Da Amizade GC works hard to provide community, social and educational activities for the children of over 200 families in São Paulo's Paraisòpolis favela (shantytown) who would otherwise have no access to an education in this vulnerable community. Their values stand in their motto, "Dignity, Trust, Respect and Citizenship". Casa Da Amizade has been working with the community for over 16 years, and maintains a small facility complete with playground and sports field. Their programmes include: a pregnancy support programme; sports and recreation activities; weekly (free) vegetable distribution and an adult literacy programme. UWCSEA's partnership with Casa Da Amizade started in 2012, and our financial contribution to the Casa supports their work in educating and sheltering those left behind by Brazil's economic boom. We help pay for everything from books and food to museum visits and shoes — and help Casa da Amizade reach out to the children of Paraisòpolis to shape their futures through education.

8. Asian Children’s Education (ACE) supports the JAAGO Foundation, a Bangladesh-based organisation which caters to the education needs of children from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The NGO also runs several projects that aim to empower women and increase employment opportunities for impoverished communities within Bangladesh. ACE GC supports the JAAGO Foundation by organising traditional games to raise awareness of Bangladeshi culture, as well as providing funds to sponsor children’s education.

9. Established as a Global Concern in 2016, A Key for Guatemala GC, or also known as Una llave para Guatemala, supports the ‘De Casas A Hogares’ (From Houses to Homes) foundation in Guatemala. This GC focuses on providing opportunities for the impoverished in Guatemala by building sustainable houses. The NGO provides the families with some of the most basic human rights including health care and education.

10. What is a slum and what are the problems with them?

10.1. Slums are mass living areas that usually don't pay rent for the ground they use

10.2. They usually have people who have no jobs and live in poverty

10.3. There is usually no sanitation and use little resources

11. When do people move to slums?

11.1. when they lose money or there jobs.

11.2. when there is a disaster.

12. GC's

13. Tabitha Cambodia aims to lift the poorest of the poor of rural Cambodian families from poverty through a micro savings programme that empowers families to create revenue streams for their families through small businesses. In Phnom Penh, dignified work and skills training is provided to marginalised women through the production of Cambodian silk products. UWCSEA began their partnership with Tabitha in 1995 and our community supports the following programmes: Family Savings Programme, House Building, Well Building, Small Businesses and School Building. In the 2015/2016 year, the UWCSEA community built 105 houses, sunk 70 wells and brought 34 baby chickens.