Today 5C went on a field trip with 5E to Asbury. Asbury is a social centre which helps people in harsh living condition.
We first sat down and one of the social workers told us their mission and what our task was today. Our task was to buy veggies, fruits and two packs of toilet rolls with $100. We then have to take a photo of a of a subdivided house bill. Then we had to go to a park to count how many seats there was ( yeah, I didn’t get why we had to do it), then we had to give the food and the toilet tissues to a resident who is living in a partitioned home.
Next, guest speaker ( I am not saying his name because somebody might read this and then report to the police and because I support this person since he really doesn’t have a place to live.) came to talk with us. He lives in a industrial building because he doesn’t like subdivided units. The industrial building he lives in is open 24/7. You aren’t really allowed to live inside there but nobody really cares. He has a sofa bed to make it look less suspicious.
We met our group leader (who was a social worker that works in Asbury) and headed off. We took a picture of a partitioned house bill and went to the market. We first had to decide what we wanted to buy. We looked around the market and saw four apples for eleven dollars. We bought those. We then bought the veggies which were eight tomatoes for fifteen dollars. The stall next door was selling toilet tissues for twenty-four dollars. We bought two of those. I looked at the money and saw that we had twenty-six dollarsMy friend wanted to buy these longans, so we got those for twenty-five dollars. We donated the extra dollar to Asbury.
We went to the park and counted the seats ( nine benches, twenty-seven seats) and went to the partitioned house. The lady was really nice and offered us snacks but I refused because Asbury told us to not accept gifts or money. We asked a lot of questions ( if you want to know the questions and answers it’s down below) and went back to the centre so we could have lunch.
I learned a lot of new information about subdivided houses and I think it was a great experience. I really hope I can come again.
Do you like it?
At first it was seemed so small, but now we are fine with it.
Who lives with you?
My husband and my mother and father in law. We have a fourteen year old son and ten year old daughter.
Where did you use to live?
We used to live in FuJian, China.
Why did you move?
We moved because there were many kidnappers in FuJian. We were worried about our children.
Have you signed up for public housing?
No, because the government doesn’t say we are poor because we receive a little more than the poverty line.
Hope you enjoy!