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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2001 ➔ ChildSupport

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Sunyoung Lee (designer)
Anezka Sebek (thesis advisor)
Christopher Kirwan (thesis advisor)

Date

2001

Description

It was a beautiful Sunday morning. I was on my way to church when I saw a  little child on the street asking for money. I didn't know why I was upset at first, but  then I realized he was too young to be out on the street begging for money. He is  supposed to be taken care of by his parents or caregivers. Why does he have to be a  victim of our economic and social problems? Why should any child be? I don't  want to ask whose fault it is.  

However, there are uncountable numbers of children suffering with hunger, and  even the U.S., which is supposed to be the richest country in the world, encounters  the same problem. From what I've heard, there is enough food in the world to feed  hungry children, but that is not the point that I am concerned about. I want to create awareness in everyone's heart that we should be upfront with the hunger situation in  children. Otherwise, no matter how much food we have, it's not going to make any difference.  

I was upset and frustrated with the situation that I had faced on the street, but I didn't want to feel bad and forget about it. I was willing to do something to help these children. I thought the best and quickest way for me to help was to create a website that contains information about childhood hunger and leads users to various solutions to help children. ChildSupport is a project that tries to raise consciousness  in people to support children with hunger. 

Identifier

PC020402_2001_slee

Citation

Sunyoung Lee. ChildSupport. 2001. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2001 . New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 23 Sep 2019.

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