Search Results for Tag: homelessness
Giving the homeless a voice
Homeless people are perhaps the most marginalized group in society. Those who sleep rough on the street are often ignored by the wider public, but Paris local Martin Besson has more empathy than most.
Despite having a home to go to, the 18-year-old chose to spend a night on the street to see what it was like to be homeless. The experience was confronting, and spurred the high school student into action. Last year he launched Sans A, an organization that aims to draw attention to the plight of homeless people – by giving them a voice on social media.
Martin spends his free time getting to know the less fortunate in Paris, and uploading their stories for the public to read. The idea, he says, is to break down the barriers between homeless people and the rest of society.
Listen to the report by Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel in Paris.
DateTuesday 22.04.2014 | 13:05
The empowerment plan
With her multi-functional coat, design student Veronika Scott is helping the city’s homeless in ways she never dreamed possible. She devised the “The Empowerment Plan,” a project providing employment, financial independence and hope for the community’s vulnerable.
Listen to the report by Nadine Wojcik in Detroit:
Find out more the Empowerment Plan website
DateTuesday 16.04.2013 | 14:36