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Editorial: Education key in fighting poverty

Editorial: Education key in fighting poverty | Poverty and Affluence Assignment, E-Learning_ Tan Jia Qi | Scoop.it
Children who grow up impoverished face serious challenges if they want to break that cycle of poverty when they become adults.

Via Kay Lehmann
Tan Jia Qi's insight:

Education is really the key in fighting poverty. If we have education that means we can have a job that have stable income and then we will not be poor. After reading this article I realize that education is the main thing that we can leave away from poverty and the people living in the poverty are more independent because they strive harder so to get rid of poverty living by without asking any help from anyone. I wonder whether the children are happy even they are in the poverty condition?

Citrine Tan's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:53 AM

After reading this scoop, I am amazed by how much poverty can affect the rate of education. In Wisconsin, even though the poverty rate is below national average, it is still considered high. Children living in poverty should not ignore education because it has an impact on them. examples are like health problems, lower earnings and teen preganancy. Speaking of teen pregnancy, this will lead to an increase of birth rate and hence, more children living in poverty. Which thus, doesn't do any good instead it is worse. Children should seek help no matter how difficult it will be. Because in my opinion, they wouldn't know if there will be someone who is willing to help them if they don't try. " To grow up poor is not an indictment against them" i totally agree with this as education is important and shouls start from young. Hence, bringing children to a higher level of education and more succesful in life.

Ong Meng Kiat's comment, January 27, 2014 8:38 PM
Joey Yeo's comment is very enriched with info from the article, adding knowledge from her own thinking of poverty to the article. This is very good as it gives the reader more feelings on what it should about the article on education when one is in poverty. It would be made better by more elaboration on the topic.
Woo Jia Xin's comment, February 3, 2014 4:29 AM
I agree that there are obstacles which obstruct the children living in poverty from achieving their goals. In the article, it is stated that there are slower rates of development in two areas of the brains of children living in poverty and I think that this will have a direct impact on their school grades. What struck me most was when the article stated that even though the economy is slowly improving, childhood poverty in Wisconsin is increasing faster than the national rate. I think that the nation should not leave the countries in need behind and when parents are unable to raise up and provide for their children, the government should come in to help. Quality education is important for all children, be it whether they live in poverty or not, because it provides job opportunities for them when to grow to become successful adults.
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Turning Poverty Around: Training Parents to Help Their Kids

Turning Poverty Around: Training Parents to Help Their Kids | Poverty and Affluence Assignment, E-Learning_ Tan Jia Qi | Scoop.it
By Jennifer Garner
For many people, it’s easier to comprehend and try to address poverty in the slums of India or in drought-scorched Africa than here in the United States. But one in four children in this country is growing up poor.

Via Seo Si Ya
Tan Jia Qi's insight:

Poverty defined as a economic condition of lacking of both money and basic necessities needed to survive and so some of the children have to start school later than the others because of the economic reasons and this lead to children to have difficulty to catch up studies, in those countries like Congo and Africa with the others. And educate/teach their mothers, help their children to learned too because children always copy/learn things from their parents. In this articles it makes me think that education it an important role because not only help people to get a job and also help to change the mind of the  unprepared mothers that thinking of abortion of unwanted pregnancy to learn how to take care of their children as she is unprepared and uneducated and so she do not know how to raise the children. And if we have more educated people and if these educated people can help others in studies/education, there will be many people could have chance to get a job and it can solved economic condition and get out of poverty. There is something that makes me wonder why there is many people who are educated but did not help them? And do the people in Congo or Africa look for help of economic condition?

Seo Si Ya's curator insight, January 22, 2014 11:46 PM

Some of the children in india already lacking at school even though they are in kindergarten because they are poor. Education is one of the key things to turn poverty around. If your education is good,then you can get a occupation that can earn alot of money. Without high-quality early childhood intervention, 25% are most likely to drop out of school,40% mostly like to become a teen parent,and 60% never make it to college. It makes me wonder why some people do not have education. It makes me wonder how they can live through their live. It makes me wonder when can poverty end so everyoone can lead a normal life.

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The government must take responsibility on food poverty | Left Foot Forward

The government must take responsibility on food poverty | Left Foot Forward | Poverty and Affluence Assignment, E-Learning_ Tan Jia Qi | Scoop.it
The government should provide a non-profit, partially subsidised alternative alongside supermarkets.

Via britishroses, Shiya Watanabe
Tan Jia Qi's insight:

Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization that distributes food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger.  And it is started by United States in 1967 and spread over the world.  In this article, they said, "Food bank are humiliating and degrading." They say that because the most the people thinks that it is embarrassing to go to food bank to collect the food as the people who are around them will look down on them. And in this article, they said that the government refuse to act, instead resorting to insulting and poor vulnerable for the situation they find themselves in. Actually, I was shocked that the government did not take care of this matter and let this matter goes on, it makes me think that the government treat this matter as a small matter. Why does people who are poor thinks/concern so much about other people the way of looking when they need help, is it rather to starve and wait to die than taking food from the food bank?

Gabriel Chia's curator insight, January 19, 2014 11:07 AM

After reading this article, I strongly agree that the government must take responsibility on food poverty. It is true that family, health and food are the reasons why poverty exist. Though some governments refuse to act to food poverty, there are still ways to go about solving food poverty. Still, the government should open supermarkets that offer cheap products, or maybe providing cheap medication and healthcare to both young and old. What is really frightening is what if the government of some countries refuse to provide  basic needs to their citizens, and their population starts to fall? What can they do if that happens? In conclusion, the healthcare and finace of their people are equally important to managing the country's affairs such as collaborating with other countries to make a change.

Shiya Watanabe's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:36 AM

Yet again, another article about food poverty, I am both appalled and upset about how food poverty is becoming such a big problem nowadays. I completely agree with what has been said in this article, about how food poverty is becoming increasingly common yet the government refuses to act. Food poverty has become such a major problem in the UK to the extent that a Yorkshire school started collecting food for a food bank after discovering that a pupil hasn’t eaten for an entire weekend. Doesn’t this statement alone already tell you the gravity of this problem? The government should do anything they can to the best of teir ability to help those suffering and struggling in both the UK and developing countires. This articls as allowed me to look at poverty from a wider perspective and look at things from a different view. This is a global challenge that I wish we could overcome together.

Kelvin Sein's comment, January 27, 2014 11:34 PM
After reading this article and the comment itself, I have derived to a conclusion and I feel that what Chun Kiat’s stating is also valid however I feel that it is still important that the companies and organizations gain profit but it is just as important for the poor to get their food and surpluses. Therefore I have conceived a hypothetical plan that might actually resolve the conflicts and issues concerning on poverty and food issue. Hence I suggest that all retail stores and shops should actually save their old surplus that’s nearing to their expiry date and instead of throwing it away, they should pass it on to the poor and let them eat it before it is spoiled. Thus in the case that the plan is implemented, both parties will benefit since food is no longer wasted and companies can still make money and the poor can still have their daily meals. Such companies who adopt this ideology will be Subway. They would have a specific day in which they would give back to the community by free subs for the poor and homeless.