Lesson 8 - Activity 6

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  • Lesson 8 - Activity 6

    1. 1. Activity 6 – Poverty alleviation work (p.62-63) Lesson 8
    2. 2. Transport Support Scheme ( 交通費支援計劃 ) <ul><li>Offer transport subsidy ( 津貼 ) to job-seekers or working people who live in remote districts ( 偏遠地區 ) including Yuen Long, Tuen Mun, the Northern District ( 北區 ) and outlying islands ( 離島 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Aims to use transport subsidy ( 交通津貼 ) to encourage low-income groups in these districts to find jobs </li></ul>
    3. 3. Child Development Fund ( 兒童發展基金 ) <ul><li>In 2008, the government used HK$300 million ( 三億 ) to set up the Child Development Fund. </li></ul><ul><li>This programme aims to reduce intergenerational poverty ( 跨代貧窮 ) by helping children aged 10 to 16 from low-income families plan their future. </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs will allocate ( 分配 ) a tutor ( 導師 ) for each child to help them set up goals in areas like education, vocational training ( 職業訓練 ) and skill enhancement ( 提升 ). </li></ul><ul><li>The programme also helps children develop a saving habit ( 儲蓄習慣 ). </li></ul><ul><li>At the same time, each child has HK$15 000 for their future training. </li></ul>
    4. 4. 1. Based on Info. 1 and 2, what poverty alleviation measures has the government introduced? In your opinion, how can these measures help the poor? <ul><li>Info. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Measure: </li></ul><ul><li>Transport Support Scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Help offered to the poor: </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage them to find jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Info. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Measure: </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Help offered to the poor: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce intergenerational poverty by teaching poor children to set goals and provide money for training to help them become more competitive </li></ul>
    5. 5. 2. In your opinion, what other support can the government offer to children from low-income families. Suggest ONE and explain. <ul><li>The government can offer subsidies to them so they can have opportunities to participate in more extra-curricular activities. </li></ul><ul><li>This can help them broaden their horizons ( 擴闊視野 ) and become more self-confident ( 有自信 ). </li></ul>
    6. 6. Discussion <ul><li>3. Suppose your friend comes from a low-income family. How would you encourage him to face the poor environment with a positive attitude ( 正面的態度 )? </li></ul><ul><li>Time: 3 mins </li></ul><ul><li>Share your opinions with your classmates after discussion </li></ul>
    7. 7. 3. Suppose your friend comes from a low-income family. How would you encourage him to face the poor environment with a positive attitude? <ul><li>I would encourage him to adopt a positive attitude ( 正面的態度 ) towards life, work hard to improve himself and seek help from teachers and social workers ( 社工 ) when necessary. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Vocabulary <ul><li>absolute poverty ( 絕對貧窮 ) </li></ul><ul><li>decile group ( 十等分組別 ) </li></ul><ul><li>discrimination ( 歧視 ) </li></ul><ul><li>disparity between the rich and the poor ( 貧窮懸殊 ) </li></ul><ul><li>economic restructuring ( 經濟轉型 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Gini coefficient ( 堅尼系數 ) </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>income distribution ( 收入分配 ) </li></ul><ul><li>job opportunity ( 就業機會 ) </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge-based economy ( 知識型經濟 ) </li></ul><ul><li>labour intensive ( 勞力密集 ) </li></ul><ul><li>manufacturing industry ( 製造業 ) </li></ul><ul><li>median monthly household income ( 住戶每月收入中位數 ) </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>non-governmental organization (NGO) ( 非政府組織 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Pearl River Delta ( 珠江三角洲 ) </li></ul><ul><li>poverty ( 貧窮 ) </li></ul><ul><li>poverty line ( 貧窮線 ) </li></ul><ul><li>prejudice ( 偏見 ) </li></ul><ul><li>quality of life ( 生活素質 ) </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>relative poverty ( 相對貧窮 ) </li></ul><ul><li>social enterprise ( 社會企業 ) </li></ul><ul><li>unemployment ( 失業 ) </li></ul><ul><li>voluntary work ( 義務工作 ) </li></ul><ul><li>working poverty ( 在職貧窮 ) </li></ul>
    12. 12. Next lesson <ul><li>Bring the new textbook (China ’s Resources and Population ) </li></ul><ul><li>Check the answer for the revision worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Hand in your Exercise Book </li></ul>

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