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The Westminster “Policy Choice” – High Child Poverty Rates | Yes Scotland

The Westminster “Policy Choice” – High Child Poverty Rates | Yes Scotland | Poverty Assignment by_BrandonGopilan | Scoop.it

The chairman of a World Health Organisation (WHO) review has denounced the UK for “failing too many of our children, women and young people on a grand scale".

Via Peter A Bell
Brandon Gopilan's insight:

I think that child poverty in the UK is growing at an alarming rate. This is very new and what I really know in the UK but it is very bad. This new information that the UK has the worst child poverty rates is not very productive as it might bring about less educated people and not-skillful enough to take on jobs. The fact that the UK has half of the child povety rates in the Europe and the life expectancy of women in these countries is alarming. This still could be stopped. What I ask myself about this article is that, "How else could the Uk can improve on this problem?" and ,"Does the UK have what it takes to take on the rates of poverty?"

Lim Theng Shryl's curator insight, January 28, 2014 10:53 PM

I think that the government should give the children in poverty some basic education, because they are already very poor now when they are still young, and they are not educated, and they will hardly be able to get a job when they grow up and their kids will be poor too.

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Food aid for the 21st century - Meeting the objective.. or feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel gravy train?

Food aid for the 21st century - Meeting the objective.. or feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel gravy train? | Poverty Assignment by_BrandonGopilan | Scoop.it

April 3, 2013 - Politico

When it comes to providing hunger relief to needy people around the world, the United States has been a leader since World War II. And if early reports about the Obama administration’s 2014 budget are true, then the U.S. will have a golden opportunity to provide even more food to the hungry while spending less taxpayer dollars in the years ahead.  GOING LOCAL AND REGIONAL

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/food-aid-for-the-21st-century-89545.html#ixzz2PjKVENUg




April 4, 2013 - Mother Jones
OBAMA PROPOSES MAKING FOOD AID LESS INSANE http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/04/obama-proposes-making-food-aid-less-insane


April 24, 2013 - New York Times
WHEN FOOD ISN'T THE ANSWER TO HUNGER http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/when-food-isnt-the-answer-to-hunger/


April 4, 2013 - National Public Radio
A POLITICAL WAR BREWS OVER 'FOOD FOR PEACE' AID PROGRAM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176154775/a-political-war-brews-over-food-for-peace-aid-program


April 5, 2013 - Washington Post
AID GROUPS PUSH OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO SHIFT THE WAY US HELPS FEED STARVING PEOPLE ABROAD http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/aid-groups-push-obama-administration-to-shift-the-way-us-helps-feed-starving-people-abroad/2013/04/05/1081e192-9deb-11e2-9219-51eb8387e8f1_story.html


April 4, 2013 New York Times
WHITE HOUSE SEEKS TO CHANGE INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/us/politics/white-house-seeks-to-change-international-food-aid.html?_r=0


HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/6fKNnN





Via pdjmoo, Firoze Manji
Brandon Gopilan's insight:

The recently impoverished people come from the effects of a natural disaster, however, the USA is kind enough to send support for these people in food and in other forms so that they can eat their meals and not be diseased and weak. Connecting to what I know, now, I learned of the USA giving support directly now, back then when they used to give support through indirect means. I have also learnt that the USA is the biggest food support giver to the victims of natural disasters and impoverished people around the world. Not to mention the fees of $2 billion to just provide food aid to the impoverished people. I'm thinking of, "How the taxpayers would feel about these, if thy are angry at this system or feel good that their taxes can help people around the world?" and ,"How much more money does the government have that simply $2 billion can be spent on helping the poverty-stricken people"

pdjmoo's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:39 PM



- ▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


- ▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


-▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

Shannon Clarke's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:09 AM

I live on residential campus at University and I will be honest; many times I have been too busy soundly sleeping in my comfy bed with my fans which has allowed me to sleep in causing me to miss the large buffet styled breakfast set out for me. I wake up starting my day annoyed and disgruntled all because I missed one meal for the day. How selfish is that?


Sometimes, we all forget how lucky we have it here in Australia, I know I do.


I hope that if not in 5 years time at least 10 years time I have gone and travelled to multiple third world countries and helped out to my hearts content. There is only so little I can do to help here in Australia such as sponsoring a child which I already do. I hope to bring happiness and hope in the world to as many beautiful starving and homeless eyes as I possibly can.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 4, 5:13 AM

Why is this OK 

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The Children's Society's Matthew Reed: Millions are facing a winter of misery - we need to fight child poverty

The Children's Society's Matthew Reed: Millions are facing a winter of misery - we need to fight child poverty | Poverty Assignment by_BrandonGopilan | Scoop.it
Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children's Society, says that the choice between heating and eating is one no one should have to make

Via Steven Preece
Brandon Gopilan's insight:

The winter season, is a miserable time for people who are poverty-stricken. What I do know is that with the coming of this season, it means that thousands, or maybe even millionsof children have to suffer the cold, harsh weather. Little did I know about 'heat or eat'  which is absolutely disheartening for the people who are poverished. Upon reading that statement, I learned of how the poverished people have to make a life or death decision of either having their heater on or having their meal to keep them warm. But what boggles my mind is that the government haven't thought or even a way to house the children who are impoverished that will keep them alive for their health and also how many more ways these people can be helped in terms of monetary assistance or any other means to obtain money for their heating and food expenses.

Sara Abdul's comment, January 28, 2014 10:54 PM
I agree with Bunaiya's insight .To the point that they could not afford using the heaters during winter season is really heart-breaking. The government should help them and give them money .
Sein's comment, January 29, 2014 3:22 AM
I think that able people and goverment should spent money and effort to help them to keep them warm.Goverment,communities , and the school should work together to support and help those student who are facing poverty so most in need will get help.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 2:20 AM
I agree with Bunaiya. We all need food, warmth and water to survive. However, some people out there are not as lucky as we are. They need to make sacrifices just to provide. The government should do more to provide for these people. We should also learn to cherish and be satisfied with what we have.
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Failing before school: the gap between children in high and low income families has led to a dangerous disadvantage with those in poorer families more likely to suffer from serious social and emoti...

Failing before school: the gap between children in high and low income families has led to a dangerous disadvantage with those in poorer families more likely to suffer from serious social and emoti... | Poverty Assignment by_BrandonGopilan | Scoop.it

The clear links between early child development and later adult outcomes do not bode well for children of the poorest families, who, as new research has shown, are much more likely to exhibit clinically relevant social and emotional problems than their wealthier peers, writes Yvonne Kelly.

Via Michael Chitty, Wei Quan
Brandon Gopilan's insight:

I have seen and read about the poverty that rules the people , it is not discriminating at all, be it child or adult. But the children, from what I can see, they do not even go to school due to the poverty that they are forced to live with. After reading this article, I have seen that even in education, poverty still follows the children and bring them down in their studies. And I have ;earned that for the minds of the 3-year-olds to 5-year-olds, they need a conducive learning environment and such, or else they won't develop. From this article, I have 2 questions in mind. First being "How much endurance can these people take in their impoverished states?" and "Do people ,when educated, rise from poverty?"

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:52 AM

Children from low-income backgrounds are raised in environments that fail to promote their social and health development adequately and, as a result, they are more likely to begin school with deficits in their learning ability and social behaviour. While higher-income families interact more positively with their children when they are very young, show greater sensitivity to their needs, are less intrusive and provide more cognitive stimulation. These types of behaviours are then strongly related to children’s performance at the time of entry to school, and works.

Yansheng Xu's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:35 AM

OfAmericanchildren with the highesttest scoresineighthgrade, only 29% of those fromlow-incomefamilies ended upgoing tocollege, comparedwith 74% of those from high-incomefamilies.Children from higher-incomefamiliesenjoy an advantageincompeting for the top slots.Young people with highest-income families seem happier with life overall and middle income kids feel the most financialpressure.

Wei Quan's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:30 AM

From what I can see from the article poverty has cause education to be
unfair. This has also affected their social health to as the poorer children had to cope with peer pressure too.
I think that this is happening not only in a country but all including Singapore and could not be solve so easily. This problem will turn out to be even bigger if we do not try to contain it properly.
After i have read the article, I had been wondering why is this happening more and more when technology advances.

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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: How Mixed Neighborhoods Could Save America's Schools

Rich Kid, Poor Kid: How Mixed Neighborhoods Could Save America's Schools | Poverty Assignment by_BrandonGopilan | Scoop.it
In a former Atlanta slum, low- and middle-income families now live side by side -- and send their children to the same excellent school. Is this surprising model too good to be true?

Via Rose Heim
Brandon Gopilan's insight:

From the article, I can say that mixed neighbourhoods can just save the schools that children go to despite poverty being present. What I do know from the past is that the people who are either have low-income or  dark-coloured and living in a dark-coloured neighbourhood, will send their children to a school with a majority of them being dark-coloured as well as  with the stereotype that we often see in movies that dark-coloured people are poor. However, this connects to what I know that middle-income families and low-income families can go to the same school despite their difference in their income that they get. But, with the help of the impoverished neighbourhood and their resilience to get their children education, they succeeded in making a making that gives quality education not only to middle-income families, bu to low-income families too. Although, there are still some questions that linger in my head after reading this article. Such as "How many more ways can we invite middle-income families to come and enroll their children into a school which is pre-dominantly occupied  by African-American children?" and "How to help more of the people who are impoverished and not even able to even afford the school fees that the school has to offer?

Rose Heim's curator insight, December 6, 2013 7:42 PM

I have heard about "reviatlization" projects in respect to areas like downtown Silver Spring, but I had not thought about how such projects can really help to lower the concentration of poverty in an area and specifically the public schools there. Understandably, this can't be done everywhere, but where it can be done this seems like a better idea than putting a few special schools in place (like Esperanza mentioned in an earlier article) or choosing to have your child be bussed to a far away school in a better area - a practice which in my mind leads to a disconnect between home and school life. The federal grant program mentioned in the article seems like a great idea - rewarding a community's wholistic look at poverty and what it takes to break the cycle - including creation of jobs - with money to reviatlize. Concentrated poverty does no great service to anyone. Breaking it up should be like a breath of fresh air to those who have had to endure it.