Church school gives street kids opportunity to learn.

Date: January 1, 1970
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The story features Presbyterian children?s club which offers street children an opportunity to learn, but mothers are reluctant to let them attend school as they feel they are taking away their sources of income.

Trainer’s notes
Perspective: as much as the story highlights problems street kids face and the help they are getting from the school, it portrays the girls as typical victims. The reporter refers to ‘the plight of girl pupils’ and males being the typical abusers. There is no further analysis of the issue from a gender perspective. Therefore, although the story brings out pertinent issues, there is blatant stereotyping of women/girls as victims and males as abusers.
Training exercises
Are there street children in your town/centre etc?
How do you think the government should deal with street children?
Of the street children you have seen, are there more girls or boys? Why do you think this is the case?
Is the story balanced? Why?/why not?
Who else should have been interviewed?

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