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Pathways out of Poverty: My Personal Experience

Danisha Bhaloo | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Impact
Danisha Bhaloo

I lived in poverty growing up. I dealt with social issues no child should ever have to deal with: bullying, low self-esteem and self-confidence, and their impact of my grades. My father unexpectedly passed away when I was 12 years old, and as a result, my mother worked two jobs to support my sister and me.

Big Brothers To Look At Sex Case In Policy Review

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

The national president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters says the organization will take a closer look at a recent case of alleged sexual abuse to s...

My Bullied Daughter's Loneliness Haunted Me

Amber Rehman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Living
Amber Rehman

My daughter would come home sad everyday. She would cry every week. We would have pep talks regularly, but I could not mend her broken heart. I could not take back the words kids said to my child. Her loneliness haunted me. As a mother, I was watching a child dying on the inside. It was like watching a beautiful flower wilting in the cold.