Friday Round Up – Young people participating in arts and sports, keep warm this winter, George Orwell and poverty.

Youth-Council

Les jeunes peindront Monastir en couleur

As part of the project “Youth Council”, a call was made for young people to participate in the 16 and 17 November 2013 to beautify the city of Monastir painting stairs la Falaise in different colors and white piano benches. Once completed these actions, meetings between young artists and musicians are scheduled.

Documentary Compass – Fencers For Palestine about a project in Palestine coaching children fencing. The power of empowering children and young people through sports and creative activities never cease to amaze.

With the huge increases in energy prices, fuel poverty is a growing concern. A report from the BBC about Campaigners lobby David Cameron over cold homes. A Girl Called Jack shares some tips for keeping warm in winter.

Been reading George Orwell’s Keep The Aspidistra Flying and his descriptions of the brain numbing, all consuming consequences poverty has are still chilling relevant today. Related to this , is The Logic of Stupid Poor People, “At the heart of these incredulous statements about the poor decisions poor people make is a belief that we would never be like them. We would know better. We would know to save our money, eschew status symbols, cut coupons, practice puritanical sacrifice to amass a million dollars.”

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