Kids' drawings on poverty

January 27, 2016

Children from Tower Hamlets in London draw and write their ideas about poverty in the project "This Kind of Poverty" facilitated by award-winning photographer Spencer Murphy in partnership with the charity Save the Children. to investigate what children living in one of the most deprived areas of the UK think about poverty.   The images were used as part of Save the Children's  UK Poverty campaign, which aims to call on the government to encourage more employers to pay the living wage, strengthen the new Universal Credit welfare system and help parents afford to work by providing extra child care support.


Some of what the children's expressed through the project:

For Adams poverty means "not having the basic things to live, like food, clothes, education".

For Jaden, it's about "not having toys" and "no showers".

Claire believes poverty means "not being able to have anything"

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