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South Africa: Girls encouraged to study science - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)

South Africa: Girls encouraged to study science7thSpace Interactive (press release)Johannesburg - Gauteng MEC for Education Barbara Creecy today encouraged girls from various schools in the province to expand their career choices in the field of...


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This article is more towards a positive note. Africa is a growing country with its education of youths progressing slowly. But it is also heartening to see that the government is encouraging their youths, not just boys, but girls as well to study, as they are the future of the country. This also prevents accusations of gender inequalities, and that everyone has a chance to earn a place in the working world. Now the question is, how will the people react to this? Will the students study hard to be what they aspire to be, or will they listen to the wishes and pleas of their parents?

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Jared & Israel's curator insight, April 7, 2015 5:21 PM

Soth african girls have been encouraged to follow the studies in science. The orginazations have set up a seminar to influence the women of all ages  to follow a arrer in science. They also showed successful role models to the women that have had succes in the fields of science. The program also wants to highlights  the roles that women can achieve.

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New Report Finds Ten Percent Of San Diegans Live In Poverty - KPBS

New Report Finds Ten Percent Of San Diegans Live In Poverty - KPBS | Poverty Assignment by_Brandon Teo | Scoop.it
A new SANDAG report finds 1 in 10 San Diegans live in poverty, as do 9 percent of families in the county.
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This link here about poverty and this article I have chosen is a video feed about a talk show about how ten percent of families in the U.S state of San Diego is living in poverty. After watching this video, I had many opinions on this. The first is what is the government doing about this? As i watched on, i discovered that instead of increasing the budget for services to help people in poverty, the government actually decreased it. Is the government actually trying to help the people, or are they concerned with lining their own pockets first ? On the flipside, it is also possible that the people take advantage of schemes to earn easy cash without working or contributing to society.  Overall, there are always pros and cons when trying to help a big state, however that is no excuse for neglecting the people.

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South Asia doing worst on UN development goals

South Asia doing worst on UN development goals | Poverty Assignment by_Brandon Teo | Scoop.it
South Asian nations are making the least progress in the Asia-Pacific region on meeting MDGs, an Asian Development Bank official says...

 

The UN's developmental goals are include reducing child and maternal mortality, halving poverty and hunger, providing universal primary education, gender equality and halting the spread of HIV/AIDS. In the Asia/Pacific region there are 17 countries that are not meeting the goals and all South Asian countries (except Sri Lanka) are labeled as 'off track.'


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Reading this article, i feel a bit spoilt. Why? Here i sit, in a comfortable armchair and with a roof over my head, food on the table, clothes to wear, i feel like a king compared to them. People in southeast asia are not doing very well, children having no basic education, people contracting HIV or AIDS easily, some do not even have clean water to drink from. Singapore is a country in Southeast asia, and yet we are one of the world's richest nations, in stark contrast to the other parts of Asia. What can people do about this? What can we do to help? 

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Zahida's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:06 PM

This article mentions that the UN has made develpoment goals in poverty-stricken areas and they have included maternal mortality as one of them. Although they are making progress, they are falling behind in their goals. But the main accomplishment that was made by the UN in this effortb was identifying the areas that needed the most help from non-profit organizations. This would benefit people who want to donate to maternal health which is ussually impacted by the other factors the UN wants to reduce. When people are told the specific were their donations were going they are more likely to donate more generously. The Half the Sky book particularly highlightes specific examples in particular places to help aid their potential supporters, to start donating. 

Justin Ng Jie Ern's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:22 AM

There are about 17 countries who are off-track the Millennium Development Goals. Out of the 17, all South Asian countries are included with the exception of Sri Lanka.

These countries are experiencing poverty and the lack of proper education.

I am worry for these 17 countries, as most of them are undevelop countries. I am afraid that as the world continues to move forward for the better,  these undeveloped countries would get left behind in the process.

I am dissapointed by the fact that some countries' government are not taking the initiative to help the country to stop poverty, and end the misery of these countries.

But i am enlighted and encouraged by the fact that, some of the governments are taking up the initiative to stop poverty. I am also enlighted that these governements are trying their best to improve their education system for young minds too.

In my opinion, all government should take the initiative to clear this obsacle called 'poverty' and help improve their education system, to help educate this country's children.

jerriel wai's curator insight, January 26, 2014 8:55 AM

connect: The UN has been helping countries facing poverty issues for quite some time now. They are a great corparation that helps

 

extend: I thought they only helped the countries not solve the countries problems. This should be done by the government.  I believe that this can be done by making the government corruption free.

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challenge: Lets try to stop poverty in south asia, shall we?