Unfortunately I was unable to connect with a partner (so far). I listened to a podcast on the World Reform Radio. Delfina Mitchell who is the Director of the Liberty Children’s Home in Belize City. The podcast focused on orphaned, abandoned or abused children. This was the closet topic I could find to poverty available on podcasts. The conversation was described a little boy who had been in the home and shut down until he had an experience riding a horse which helped him to open up.
I also visited childhoodpoverty.org and read the section on poverty in China. Three insights I found interesting were:4.2 million Chinese children live in absolute poverty and 8.7 million live in disadvantaged conditions.
Also the number of poverty-stricken children declined in the 90’s.
In Beijing, China’s richest city, 75% of poor families could not afford education fees even when receiving government assistance.
It was interesting to see such a high poverty level in China.