Search Results for Tag: England
Young Brit brings tech to the elderly
Keeping up to date with new technology can be daunting for people of any age but if you’re in your 70s or 80s and have gone your whole life without mobile phones, let alone Facebook and Twitter, new technology can be downright frightening. Nevertheless, many senior citizens have to get used to the Internet to do essential things like pay bills and book doctors appointments.
And that’s where Rachel Elson comes in. The 20-year-old from Walsall in the English Midlands has decided to give up her spare time to teach older people about new technology.
Listen to Liam Starkey’s report from Walsall:
DateTuesday 03.09.2013 | 12:42
UK mentor brightens dying child’s world
What’s it like to know you’re going to die soon? If you’re 10 years old and terminally ill, what you probably need the most is a good friend. Shlomie, a youth orthodox Jew from northern England, is like a big brother to a terminally ill boy. Sharing the gift of quality time, says Shlomie, is a small sacrifice that makes him feel on top of the world.
Listen to the report by Andrew Edwards in Manchester:
DateTuesday 02.04.2013 | 13:14
At home on the streets of Birmingham
Birmingham’s youth got a bad wrap after the 2011 riots. Rochelle Roberts is determined to win back her generation’s reputation. She mentors her peers who are trapped in drug-dealing and violence – but want to change.
Listen to the report by Ashley Byrne in Birmingham:
DateTuesday 22.01.2013 | 14:10