Christmas toys for poor children 送給貧困兒童的聖誕玩具

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Christmas toys for poor children 送給貧困兒童的聖誕玩具

學習要點

有關 「poverty(貧窮)」 的詞彙

邊看邊答

Why did ‘Sabrina’ fall into poverty?

文字稿

Superheroes and playing cards at Benthal Primary School in Stoke Newington. They’re dressed up to raise money for the Winter Toy Appeal.

孩子們裝扮成了超級英雄和紙牌——這裡是斯托克紐因頓的本瑟爾小學。他們這是為了給 「冬季玩具捐贈呼籲」 籌款而盛裝打扮。

43 percent of children in inner London are living in relative poverty. This annual appeal was set up in response. The co-founder delivers another load of brand new toys to the Hackney Foodbank in Hoxton.

倫敦市區43%的兒童生活相對貧困。這項年度捐贈呼籲是作為回應而設立的。項目聯合創始人向霍克斯頓的哈克尼食物銀行提供了又一批全新的玩具。

Basil Fasal, Winter Toy Appeal
Thousands of children in this area are really suffering and living in poverty. So our aim is to try to ensure that all of them get a special present to open on Christmas Day.

巴茲爾‧法賽爾            冬季玩具捐贈呼籲
「這個地區有成千上萬的兒童都在受苦受窮。所以我們的目標是盡力確保他們在聖誕節當天都能收到一份特別的禮物。」

‘Sabrina’ has received one of the gifts.

「薩布麗娜」收到了其中的一個禮物。

Conscious of the stigma surrounding her situation, she prefers not to be fully identified. After her contract ended abruptly, she was forced to apply for universal credit [government assistance], but the money took three months to arrive.

意識到她的處境並不光彩,她不願完全透露自己的個人信息。她的工作合同被突然中止後,她被迫申請了政府補助的統一福利救濟金,但這筆錢用了三個月才到賬。

‘Sabrina’, parent
My car ended up getting repossessed. I ended up falling into rent arrears. You don’t want to see your child’s face on Christmas Day, you know, no presents under the tree or not even a single present even if you don’t have a tree. But nothing to open and then when they go back to school. “What did you get for Christmas?”

「薩布麗娜」           家長
「我的車最後被收回了。我落得拖欠房租的地步。你不想在聖誕節那天看到你的孩子臉上的表情——當他發現聖誕樹下面沒有禮物,甚至一個禮物也沒有,即使沒有聖誕樹。沒有禮物可拆,回到學校以後,可能會被問:『你聖誕節收到了什麼禮物?』」

Toys have been pouring in from online deliveries and brought in person to collection points.

人們在網上訂購的玩具被源源不斷地運來,也有人親自將玩具送到收集點。

詞彙

appeal 呼籲

food bank 食物銀行(泛指這類機構時 「food」 和 「bank」 分開寫)

suffering 受苦

stigma 不光彩,恥辱

問題答案

Her contract ended abruptly and the money from universal credit took three months to arrive.