Grammar schools are not the answer: the road to a better life starts at birth, not at 11 -- Gaby Hinsliff | Those who claim to support social mobility should instead be demanding more early-years help for children in poorer families
A large majority of people in poverty were born into impoverished families, and the fight to change that is an uphill battle. The amount of opportunities given to those without money is far less than those with money, which leads to not having the skills needed, or the opportunity to get a better job, or start their own business.
Poverty begins in childhood when babies are born to poor, malnourished mothers. Because they are born into families that are poor, these children enter into a cycle of poverty that can be difficult to break. But, there is hope. Plan gives children, families and communities the tools they need – like education, healthcare, and access to water and sanitation – to break this cycle and build solutions for improving their own lives.
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