Marginalized Young People

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Marginalized young people

Summary of “ The forces that turned Baba around”

The history is about the 16-years-old Baba, as his friends call him. He went at St Aloysius College in Highgate. He hasn’t had an easy childhood and that has effected his education. When Baba was 12 he had been suspended from school about five times. Every single time he got suspended from school, he saw it as a holiday.
Baba describes himself as a bad boy: vandalizing school property, truanting and getting into fights. He didn’t care about it. Once he shaved another boy hair with an electric clipper while he was holding him down. He was “ Just joking around” he told his friends.
Baba has not had a role model to look up to because his father left his family when he was very young, so his mother has brought op four children by her own. He’s on his second year of college now and he plans to become a successful actor.

Give an outline of the various attitudes to young people in the four texts

In the first text “ The forces that turned Baba around” We hear about Baba the “bad boy”. He acts badly, probably because he somehow wants attention.
The program Skill Force made contains activities which are fun but also challenging. Here he learns to “fight to the end”.
Children with problems can’t be pushed. The need to get some self-confidence, a child brought up with no father has certain problems and sort of emotional issues. We see a lot of problems in schools around the world. Some pupils are bullied, other are popular. Some children love the school while others don’t even want to learn something or be something in the future. But what can the school or communities do to help these children to work for a better future?
In text two “Coming of the ropes” the to teenage boys are described and how the sport helped them out of trouble. It helped them…...

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