My Place….Venezuela. By: Maia Flores Enrichment Class of ’08 Ray Thompson Elementary. Venezuela. Venezuela is in the northern part of South America. Venezuela means “Little Vince,” from a man who discovered it. Venezuela also has mountains and caribbeans.
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By: Maia Flores
Enrichment Class of ’08
Ray Thompson Elementary
The name “Venezuela” is believed to have originated from the cartographer Amerigo Vespucci who worked together with Alonzo de Ojeda. In 1499 their expedition was led along the northwestern coast’s Gulf of Venezuela.
People think that Venezuela was first found at least 15,000 years ago!!
Infants in Venezuela stood at 16 deaths per 1,000 births in 2004. 17% of potable water is lacking access in Venezuela. Also 3% of sewage is treated. Most cities lack treatment facilities. Some people are going to obtain vaccination for diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, cholera hepatitis A, B and D.
Schools in Venezuela don’t have many supplies for the kids.
They also don’t have that much money to make a better school.
There is much poverty in Venezuela! Most people in Venezuela live in boxes or even in the streets and that is so sad.
People who live in houses have bad conditions of walls, heating, and also bad sleeping conditions. People sleep on concrete!!!!!
There are a lot of diseases going on in Venezuela. I am going to tell you right now about the water source. They said that children in Venezuela die of waterbone illness EVERY 15 seconds.
1 Billion people don’t have clean water there and one in three lacks a basic toilet.