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A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus

A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus | Poverty Assignment_3g_10_Soubiksha | Scoop.it
Much of today’s conversation addressing the increasingly important connection between water and energy is focused on solutions applicable to urban centers and developed nations.

Via Flora Moon
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From the image, I see a young boy, merely 6 to 5 years old. He seems to be drinking from the tap, which is not a common sight in developed countries such as Singapore.I agree that "addressing the water-energy-poverty challenge in a holistic manner that tackles all three problems is not only a good approach to sustainable development in rural regions, it is an approach that can be considered in the developing world as well." I second the fact that using money to solve water and energy poverty is not the way to go. I believe self sustaining methods, like those mentioned in the article is very efficient since there is not a need to continuously make payment. I hope more efforts can be made to help the people, such as the young boy in the image, to help get them out of poverty. I wonder when will they be able to rid the world of poverty.

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Muhammad Kamil's comment, March 21, 2013 12:03 PM
this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem
Muhammad Kamil's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:15 PM

this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem

Joel Lim's curator insight, January 20, 2014 11:35 AM

Before reading this article,i know that poverty means that u are struggling alot on making a living.But after reading this article,i was shocked to know that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity and 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. and nearly two-thirds of people who lack safe drinking water live on less than $2 a day.how can 800 million people not have access to clean water source?water is essential for human to survive and without it,tons of life will be lost so i hope that people can give those children living in poverty a proper education as only with proper education can you have a brighter future and break free from poverty

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Better Nutrition in Food Aid Coming - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

Better Nutrition in Food Aid Coming - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty | Poverty Assignment_3g_10_Soubiksha | Scoop.it
Photo by Paul Alberghine, USDA/FAS The USDA announced that it is investing $8.5 million in six organizations to research, produce, and field-test new or improved...

Via Flora Moon, Teo Jing Yi
L Soubikksha's insight:

From the image above, I see three primary school kids, sharing a small table, that seems to be donated, proving that they might not have much money. Also, the small tables barely seems to be big enough to fit all three kids. I am glad that efforts are being made to help the poorer children with overcoming hunger and poverty. The fact that the USDA is willing to spend so much money is truly inspiring and I hope to see more companies who are gracious enough to devote their hard earned money and time to help these people. I am glad that they truly want to help, since the article says that the products are designed to meet the nutritional needs of the people in need. This makes me feel touched that there are people that actuallt care about these people in need. I wonder when will hunger and poverty end? Despite the money invested to help, I wonder if the products they produce are all that good.

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Teo Jing Yi's curator insight, January 30, 2013 3:14 AM

Before reading this article, I already know that many people are suffering from malnutritions in third world countries due to the lack of nutritious food. This article tells us that an organisation is investing a sum of money to provide nutritious food for the people who suffered from malnutrition in the third-world countries. After reading the article, I felt bless to have sufficient food to eat everyday and that i should prevent food wastage. I would also like to challange the fact that if the organisation is able to invest this large sum of money to improve food products, why shouldn't they just donate the sum of money to the poor people? It would have save a lot of time and effort in this way.

L Soubikksha's curator insight, February 1, 2013 8:46 AM

From the image above, I see three primary school kids, sharing a small table, that seems to be donated, proving that they might not have much money. Also, the small tables barely seems to be big enough to fit all three kids. I am glad that efforts are being made to help the poorer children with overcoming hunger and poverty. The fact that the USDA is willing to spend so much money is truly inspiring and I hope to see more companies who are gracious enough to devote their hard earned money and time to help these people. I am glad that they truly want to help, since the article says that the products are designed to meet the nutritional needs of the people in need. This makes me feel touched that there are people that actuallt care about these people in need. I wonder when will hunger and poverty end? Despite the money invested to help, I wonder if the products they produce are all that good.

Joycelyn ت✡'s curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:35 AM

The picture depicts three children eating healthily and they seem to be happy. The article tells us how the USDA is going to overcome the lack of nutrition in food products for the undeveloped countries like Cambodia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Mozambique and Tanzania. USDA invested in organisations to improve on the nutrition in food products so that it will meet the energy, nutrition needs for the people in the countries and prevent them from suffering malnutrition. In the undeveloped countries, people suffer from poverty and the food that they eat does not contain much nutrition. They do not have enough money to buy nutritional food and perharps they will buy processed food instead. Children will tend to fall sick easily and they need sufficient nutrients for their growth.  I felt that the USDA is doing a great job in helping the poor with their nutrition intake so that children, infants and women will not suffer from diseases like Kwashiorkor or Goiter. We should feel blessed and cherish the food we have by finishing our food, not wasting it.

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The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education

The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education | Poverty Assignment_3g_10_Soubiksha | Scoop.it

The authors ask, "So why do presumably well-intentioned policy makers ignore, or deny, the correlations of family background and student achievement?"

 

Helen F. Ladd is a professor of public policy and economics at Duke. Edward B. Fiske, a former education editor of The New York Times, is the author of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.”


Via Terry Calhoun, Teo Jing Yi
L Soubikksha's insight:

I see a crest of some sort in the image above, probably related to education. I feel saddened by the fact that people actually expect every student to get perfect grades when their interests are different than others. Although I understand that the reason why they want students to get good grades is to ensure a bright future for them, it is not a great idea to pressure them into getting good grades. I think we should understand the said student's difficulties in dealing with their studies and try to fix the reason why they are not doing well. If it cannot be fixed, provide support and encouragement to the student. It is the least we can do. I wonder if there will ever be a day where students will be able to pursue their interests, without going through education.

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May's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:10 AM

From this article, I learnt that students from disadvantaged households perform less well in school, on average, than their peers from more advantaged backgrounds. I had no knowledge of that before reading this. I thought that doing well or not depends on you and whether you study well. But then your lifestyle will surely affects on your studies as in your study environment can affect you when you study. I had actually thought of this possibility before, that one cannot study well in a good environment if one’s house is always full of worry over making both ends meet and concerning over how to survive the next day and your parents are always in a bad mood, how can you still study in this situation and do well in school?

May's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:10 AM

From this article, I learnt that students from disadvantaged households perform less well in school, on average, than their peers from more advantaged backgrounds. I had no knowledge of that before reading this. I thought that doing well or not depends on you and whether you study well. But then your lifestyle will surely affects on your studies as in your study environment can affect you when you study. I had actually thought of this possibility before, that one cannot study well in a good environment if one’s house is always full of worry over making both ends meet and concerning over how to survive the next day and your parents are always in a bad mood, how can you still study in this situation and do well in school?

Zhiyang Liang's comment, January 28, 2014 10:42 AM
This article confirms what I thought before with a series of scientific data. May, I believe with your point the lifestyle of students from disadvantaged households is quite mess and will surely affect their studies. Although a poor child is aided financially by a charity to school, it is still quite hard for him to catch up. They actually have to spend a lot of time helping their families instead of study. And also their families are not have extra money for them to study at their early age and thus their foundations may be weaker than other students. And these will probably decrease their self-esteem and make them lack of interest in studies resulting in performing bad at school. If we want to give hands to those poor children, is not just to help them pay schools. How to help the poor effectively is a great learning which still needs people to find and explore.
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UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia

UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia | Poverty Assignment_3g_10_Soubiksha | Scoop.it
Services that combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education would be the most effective energy solutions in Asia and the Pacific,...

Via Flora Moon, Teo Jing Yi
L Soubikksha's insight:

In the image, I see what seems to be solar panels, that are used to collect light energy from the sun. After reading the article, I believe that energy does not change the state of people's poverty. Just because someone has access to energy doesn't actually mean that they can escape poverty. However, I feel thankful that I am able to access energy because it is very useful in our daily lives. I hope people will think twice before wasting energy as it is a very precious resource. I also hope more will be done to help those people without access to energy because it will change their lives greatly. I wonder what other ideas can be thought of to change the lives of those people.

 

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Benjamin Yap Kian Hwee's comment, February 4, 2013 7:51 AM
After reading this article, I see that the people are not able to pay for electricity. The government is helping them by building solar panels to collect energy from the sun. This will benefit many people, for example the children can study even after the sunset and the adults can use electrical appliances to cook food instead of using fire. Now the people can use the computer and connect to the outside world and let people know about what is poverty.
Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:08 AM

This method is viable, it will help many obtain cooked food, but. is this method viable in a way in cost effectiveness if we wanted to do this in a world wide scale to help everyone? I do not think so, but, it is still good as this project had helped many, thousands, or maybe millions. lives are saved, but maybe we could look for a new method to help them which is cost effective and needed by people affected by poverty.

Praveent Thamil Mani's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:21 AM

Support offered by government and non-government agencies to people to come out of the poverty line.

 

I see that a report by the UN Development Programme confirms that there can be no development without energy, and that poverty cannot be addressed sustainably without paying due attention to energy services.  The poor need energy to get out of poverty, but energy alone is not enough. The poor need support to generate income so that energy becomes affordable, which in turn will improve household living standards. Nearly half the world’s population lacks reliable access to modern energy services. I hope that this process speeds up and the poverty in the world is decreased.

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Better Nutrition in Food Aid Coming - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

Better Nutrition in Food Aid Coming - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty | Poverty Assignment_3g_10_Soubiksha | Scoop.it
Photo by Paul Alberghine, USDA/FAS The USDA announced that it is investing $8.5 million in six organizations to research, produce, and field-test new or improved...

Via Flora Moon
L Soubikksha's insight:

From the image above, I see three primary school kids, sharing a small table, that seems to be donated, proving that they might not have much money. Also, the small tables barely seems to be big enough to fit all three kids. I am glad that efforts are being made to help the poorer children with overcoming hunger and poverty. The fact that the USDA is willing to spend so much money is truly inspiring and I hope to see more companies who are gracious enough to devote their hard earned money and time to help these people. I am glad that they truly want to help, since the article says that the products are designed to meet the nutritional needs of the people in need. This makes me feel touched that there are people that actuallt care about these people in need. I wonder when will hunger and poverty end? Despite the money invested to help, I wonder if the products they produce are all that good.

more...
Teo Jing Yi's curator insight, January 30, 2013 3:14 AM

Before reading this article, I already know that many people are suffering from malnutritions in third world countries due to the lack of nutritious food. This article tells us that an organisation is investing a sum of money to provide nutritious food for the people who suffered from malnutrition in the third-world countries. After reading the article, I felt bless to have sufficient food to eat everyday and that i should prevent food wastage. I would also like to challange the fact that if the organisation is able to invest this large sum of money to improve food products, why shouldn't they just donate the sum of money to the poor people? It would have save a lot of time and effort in this way.

L Soubikksha's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:00 PM

From the image above, I see three primary school kids, sharing a small table, that seems to be donated, proving that they might not have much money. Also, the small tables barely seems to be big enough to fit all three kids. I am glad that efforts are being made to help the poorer children with overcoming hunger and poverty. The fact that the USDA is willing to spend so much money is truly inspiring and I hope to see more companies who are gracious enough to devote their hard earned money and time to help these people. I am glad that they truly want to help, since the article says that the products are designed to meet the nutritional needs of the people in need. This makes me feel touched that there are people that actuallt care about these people in need. I wonder when will hunger and poverty end? Despite the money invested to help, I wonder if the products they produce are all that good.

Joycelyn ت✡'s curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:35 AM

The picture depicts three children eating healthily and they seem to be happy. The article tells us how the USDA is going to overcome the lack of nutrition in food products for the undeveloped countries like Cambodia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Mozambique and Tanzania. USDA invested in organisations to improve on the nutrition in food products so that it will meet the energy, nutrition needs for the people in the countries and prevent them from suffering malnutrition. In the undeveloped countries, people suffer from poverty and the food that they eat does not contain much nutrition. They do not have enough money to buy nutritional food and perharps they will buy processed food instead. Children will tend to fall sick easily and they need sufficient nutrients for their growth.  I felt that the USDA is doing a great job in helping the poor with their nutrition intake so that children, infants and women will not suffer from diseases like Kwashiorkor or Goiter. We should feel blessed and cherish the food we have by finishing our food, not wasting it.

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The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education

The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education | Poverty Assignment_3g_10_Soubiksha | Scoop.it

The authors ask, "So why do presumably well-intentioned policy makers ignore, or deny, the correlations of family background and student achievement?"

 

Helen F. Ladd is a professor of public policy and economics at Duke. Edward B. Fiske, a former education editor of The New York Times, is the author of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.”


Via Terry Calhoun, Teo Jing Yi
L Soubikksha's insight:

I see a crest of some sort in the image above, probably related to education. I feel saddened by the fact that people actually expect every student to get perfect grades when their interests are different than others. Although I understand that the reason why they want students to get good grades is to ensure a bright future for them, it is not a great idea to pressure them into getting good grades. I think we should understand the said student's difficulties in dealing with their studies and try to fix the reason why they are not doing well. If it cannot be fixed, provide support and encouragement to the student. It is the least we can do. I wonder if there will ever be a day where students will be able to pursue their interests, without going through education.

more...
May's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:10 AM

From this article, I learnt that students from disadvantaged households perform less well in school, on average, than their peers from more advantaged backgrounds. I had no knowledge of that before reading this. I thought that doing well or not depends on you and whether you study well. But then your lifestyle will surely affects on your studies as in your study environment can affect you when you study. I had actually thought of this possibility before, that one cannot study well in a good environment if one’s house is always full of worry over making both ends meet and concerning over how to survive the next day and your parents are always in a bad mood, how can you still study in this situation and do well in school?

May's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:10 AM

From this article, I learnt that students from disadvantaged households perform less well in school, on average, than their peers from more advantaged backgrounds. I had no knowledge of that before reading this. I thought that doing well or not depends on you and whether you study well. But then your lifestyle will surely affects on your studies as in your study environment can affect you when you study. I had actually thought of this possibility before, that one cannot study well in a good environment if one’s house is always full of worry over making both ends meet and concerning over how to survive the next day and your parents are always in a bad mood, how can you still study in this situation and do well in school?

Zhiyang Liang's comment, January 28, 2014 10:42 AM
This article confirms what I thought before with a series of scientific data. May, I believe with your point the lifestyle of students from disadvantaged households is quite mess and will surely affect their studies. Although a poor child is aided financially by a charity to school, it is still quite hard for him to catch up. They actually have to spend a lot of time helping their families instead of study. And also their families are not have extra money for them to study at their early age and thus their foundations may be weaker than other students. And these will probably decrease their self-esteem and make them lack of interest in studies resulting in performing bad at school. If we want to give hands to those poor children, is not just to help them pay schools. How to help the poor effectively is a great learning which still needs people to find and explore.
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UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia

UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia | Poverty Assignment_3g_10_Soubiksha | Scoop.it
Services that combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education would be the most effective energy solutions in Asia and the Pacific,...

Via Flora Moon, Teo Jing Yi
L Soubikksha's insight:

In the image, I see what seems to be solar panels, that are used to collect light energy from the sun. After reading the article, I believe that energy does not change the state of people's poverty. Just because someone has access to energy doesn't actually mean that they can escape poverty. However, I feel thankful that I am able to access energy because it is very useful in our daily lives. I hope people will think twice before wasting energy as it is a very precious resource. I also hope more will be done to help those people without access to energy because it will change their lives greatly. I wonder what other ideas can be thought of to change the lives of those people.

more...
Benjamin Yap Kian Hwee's comment, February 4, 2013 7:51 AM
After reading this article, I see that the people are not able to pay for electricity. The government is helping them by building solar panels to collect energy from the sun. This will benefit many people, for example the children can study even after the sunset and the adults can use electrical appliances to cook food instead of using fire. Now the people can use the computer and connect to the outside world and let people know about what is poverty.
Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:08 AM

This method is viable, it will help many obtain cooked food, but. is this method viable in a way in cost effectiveness if we wanted to do this in a world wide scale to help everyone? I do not think so, but, it is still good as this project had helped many, thousands, or maybe millions. lives are saved, but maybe we could look for a new method to help them which is cost effective and needed by people affected by poverty.

Praveent Thamil Mani's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:21 AM

Support offered by government and non-government agencies to people to come out of the poverty line.

 

I see that a report by the UN Development Programme confirms that there can be no development without energy, and that poverty cannot be addressed sustainably without paying due attention to energy services.  The poor need energy to get out of poverty, but energy alone is not enough. The poor need support to generate income so that energy becomes affordable, which in turn will improve household living standards. Nearly half the world’s population lacks reliable access to modern energy services. I hope that this process speeds up and the poverty in the world is decreased.

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» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology

» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology | Poverty Assignment_3g_10_Soubiksha | Scoop.it
There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

Via britishroses, Teo Jing Yi
L Soubikksha's insight:

In the picture, I see three homeless men, lying or sitting on the floor, without a home as one of them is holding a sign, probably begging for food or shelter. I strongly agree that psychology is linked to poverty. The fact that losing your job, increasing risk of mental health illness, may cause poverty. Due to lack of encouragement or prolonged period of time without a job, causing depression, may lead to poverty. I hope there will be lesser homeless people because everyone deserves a home to live in. Nobody should be treated less than what they are. I wonder if anyone would be willing to extend a helping hand to help these poor, sometimes misunderstood, people.

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. Their lives are stressful. They are both witness to and victims of more violence and trauma than those who are reasonably well off, and they are at high risk of poor general health and malnutrition. The converse is also true: When people are mentally ill, they are at increased risk of becoming and/or staying poor. They have higher health costs, difficulty getting and retaining jobs, are less productive at work, and suffer the social stigma and isolation of mental illness. There are different types of interventions undertaken in several low and middle-income places. The authors first looked at programs intended to improve individual or family economic status and monitored changes in measures of mental health including stress and depression in adults, childhood behavior problems, childhood cognitive development, and adolescent self-esteem.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Poverty not only affects the person physically but also mentally as the person will feel more stress with the unknown future, whether they will live or die.  Since their fate cannot be controlled by them, they will have the insecurity and would be more prone to suffer from mental illness. I think that these people should at least be given a chance to earn some money. It is saddening when you see all those people living in poverty lying at the sides of the streets. However, do the people feel this way for them? 

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:06 AM

This article shows that poverty led to both mantal illnesses and diseases. They have suffer hunger and stress causing both diseases and emotional breakdowns.They lost their family, friends and belongings. I just wonder what can be done to make their lives happy.

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The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education

The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education | Poverty Assignment_3g_10_Soubiksha | Scoop.it

The authors ask, "So why do presumably well-intentioned policy makers ignore, or deny, the correlations of family background and student achievement?"

 

Helen F. Ladd is a professor of public policy and economics at Duke. Edward B. Fiske, a former education editor of The New York Times, is the author of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.”


Via Terry Calhoun, Teo Jing Yi
L Soubikksha's insight:

I see a crest of some sort in the image above, probably related to education. I feel saddened by the fact that people actually expect every student to get perfect grades when their interests are different than others. Although I understand that the reason why they want students to get good grades is to ensure a bright future for them, it is not a great idea to pressure them into getting good grades. I think we should understand the said student's difficulties in dealing with their studies and try to fix the reason why they are not doing well. If it cannot be fixed, provide support and encouragement to the student. It is the least we can do. I wonder if there will ever be a day where students will be able to pursue their interests, without going through education.

 

more...
May's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:10 AM

From this article, I learnt that students from disadvantaged households perform less well in school, on average, than their peers from more advantaged backgrounds. I had no knowledge of that before reading this. I thought that doing well or not depends on you and whether you study well. But then your lifestyle will surely affects on your studies as in your study environment can affect you when you study. I had actually thought of this possibility before, that one cannot study well in a good environment if one’s house is always full of worry over making both ends meet and concerning over how to survive the next day and your parents are always in a bad mood, how can you still study in this situation and do well in school?

May's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:10 AM

From this article, I learnt that students from disadvantaged households perform less well in school, on average, than their peers from more advantaged backgrounds. I had no knowledge of that before reading this. I thought that doing well or not depends on you and whether you study well. But then your lifestyle will surely affects on your studies as in your study environment can affect you when you study. I had actually thought of this possibility before, that one cannot study well in a good environment if one’s house is always full of worry over making both ends meet and concerning over how to survive the next day and your parents are always in a bad mood, how can you still study in this situation and do well in school?

Zhiyang Liang's comment, January 28, 2014 10:42 AM
This article confirms what I thought before with a series of scientific data. May, I believe with your point the lifestyle of students from disadvantaged households is quite mess and will surely affect their studies. Although a poor child is aided financially by a charity to school, it is still quite hard for him to catch up. They actually have to spend a lot of time helping their families instead of study. And also their families are not have extra money for them to study at their early age and thus their foundations may be weaker than other students. And these will probably decrease their self-esteem and make them lack of interest in studies resulting in performing bad at school. If we want to give hands to those poor children, is not just to help them pay schools. How to help the poor effectively is a great learning which still needs people to find and explore.
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A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus

A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus | Poverty Assignment_3g_10_Soubiksha | Scoop.it
Much of today’s conversation addressing the increasingly important connection between water and energy is focused on solutions applicable to urban centers and developed nations.

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L Soubikksha's insight:

From the image, I see a young boy, merely 6 to 5 years old. He seems to be drinking from the tap, which is not a common sight in developed countries such as Singapore.I agree that "addressing the water-energy-poverty challenge in a holistic manner that tackles all three problems is not only a good approach to sustainable development in rural regions, it is an approach that can be considered in the developing world as well." I second the fact that using money to solve water and energy poverty is not the way to go. I believe self sustaining methods, like those mentioned in the article is very efficient since there is not a need to continuously make payment. I hope more efforts can be made to help the people, such as the young boy in the image, to help get them out of poverty. I wonder when will they be able to rid the world of poverty.

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Muhammad Kamil's comment, March 21, 2013 12:03 PM
this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem
Muhammad Kamil's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:15 PM

this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem

Joel Lim's curator insight, January 20, 2014 11:35 AM

Before reading this article,i know that poverty means that u are struggling alot on making a living.But after reading this article,i was shocked to know that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity and 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. and nearly two-thirds of people who lack safe drinking water live on less than $2 a day.how can 800 million people not have access to clean water source?water is essential for human to survive and without it,tons of life will be lost so i hope that people can give those children living in poverty a proper education as only with proper education can you have a brighter future and break free from poverty