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Sunday, 3 November 2019

this is the other part of New Zealand

this breaks my heart - a 5 year old not being present for 2.5 months already in his first year of school.
This shows a country where there IS poverty; families who are struggling to rent; struggling to have one million dollars to buy a damn ordinary house in the biggest city in the country; families who can not afford basic health care/ a visit to the doctor; families with little support; families with little money to buy a school uniform or lunches; families who actually work full time, but can't afford basics.
The answer might be to move out of the big smoke, go to a smaller town, but will they get a job, away from family support, go to schools who have language weeks, have another student in their school who speaks their heritage language etc etc.
I don't know how to help at all,; this is impossible to keep a student where they need to be academically and socially. It's a NZ wide issue, but i still think most kiwis are in la-la land over poverty/costs in the expensive parts of NZ for just daily things!
It's far from an equal society or even a society which offers the same equitable experience!
Things ARE improving with the government in power, but i also see daily battles and too many needing help, and there is not enough help...

teachers take the brunt for too much, as do little 5 year olds who have no say in being put in a postion out of their control.....

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  1. It is scary that in 2019 this type of situation is present in many 'rich' countries including the UK where I live

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  2. It is so frustrating to try and teach and care for these little ones when they are not in school. I think it happens over here in the US, well at least for all those poor children taken from their parents at the border, yup that is still going on.

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  3. It's a sad situation, one which happens in places you wouldn't think it would. You tend to think of poverty in poor countries but there's so much poverty throughout the world.

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