It’s been said many times that the best ticket out of poverty is to get an education. And for the young characters in our first story, that’s just the case. These are Filipino children who go to great lengths, literally, to get to school, sometimes without breakfast or lunch. It’s heartbreaking， but at the same time it gives you hope – that their future might be brighter than the struggles they endure today.
Our next story is about an experiment in China that is just breaking ground. We travel to Shanghai where we learn how a few schools are helping boys develop more ‘male-oriented’ roles as they make their way into adulthood. In a society where the mother has more influence over a child’s education, some experts say Chinese boys aren’t growing into the men of generations past. As a result, there is a growing demand by parents for the schools to step in, and one mother says she already sees a difference in her young son as a result of this program.
Finally, if ever there were an example of how an education can help a person out of poverty, it’s with our next story. Anil hit a stroke of luck (pun intended) when he beat a top amateur in golf, an experience that paid off and gave him a reprieve from the daily life in the slums of Mumbai. Now he’s trying to pay it forward by helping others learn to play golf so that they too have a chance at a better life.
We hope you enjoy the show! (click HERE to view).