Make poverty History
Look at these children. They're both girls, they're 11 years old and they both like school. But their lives are very different.
Kay lives in Uganda. Every morning she gets up at 6a.m, sweeps the floor, cleans her tiny house, and prepares whatever breakfast she can find for her family. She then walks four miles to school. Although Kay is an excellent pupil, there are more than 150 children in her class, and not enough books to go round, so it's difficult to learn.
Kay is an orphan. Her parents and her uncle and aunt died from AIDS so she has to look after her younger brother and sister, three cousins and her sick elderly grandmother. At weekends and in the evenings she works to feed her family. I dig gardens and people give me food. If I don't do it, we can't eat.
Sarah lives in England. She wakes up at 8a.m., except at the weekends, when she likes to lie in. After breakfast, which her mother prepares for her, she gets dressed and gets ready for school. She doesn't do much housework apart from tidying her room, clearing up after dinner and taking the dog for a walk. Her father takes her and her close friend, Susan to school by car. Her favourite subject is Computer Studies. There is one computer for every child in her class. Sarah is an only child and she gets on very well with her parents and her grandparents. She gets Ł10 pocket money every week, which she usualyy spends on clothes. She loves shopping.