"22. Social Security. We
all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and
childcare, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or
Now read the short story about this important human right.
Jimmy works for a big construction company. He helps to build roads and parking lots.
One day, Jimmy falls off his tractor and gets hurt. He breaks his leg. After a few weeks, Jimmy's leg heals, but it still does not work the way he needs it to. He is still very weak.
of this, Jimmy cannot return to work. This makes it difficult for him
to make money and to provide for his family. Without his work, he
cannot pay rent or buy food.
Thanks to social security, Jimmy
can do something about his situation. His social security provides
Jimmy with a therapist. Jimmy visits this therapist five days each
week. The therapist teaches Jimmy how to do his job with his leg. They
do special exercises that help Jimmy’s leg.
Jimmy is so grateful
for this opportunity. He works hard to rebuild his skills and his
muscles. Within a few months, he is back to work and is able to provide
for his family again.