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Pakistan, Brazil developing framework to fight huger, poverty

Pakistan, Brazil developing framework to fight huger, poverty | Poverty Assignment by_ Chan Yu Hui | Scoop.it

ISLAMABAD: Top Brazilian experts on Wednesday said that Pakistan and Brazil would develop a comprehensive framework to fight hunger, ensure food security and help alleviate poverty.

 

"We will develope a framework for future cooperation to fight hunger. The two countries will also ink a memorandum of understanding soon for future cooperation to alleviate poverty," they said while addressing a press conference here.

 

An official delegation of the Brazilian experts on food security and poverty alleviation has been visiting Pakistan since November 30.


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Chan Yu Hui's insight:

I find it useful when countries try to learn from each other on ways to help their country to come out of the poverty . I knew that most countries are working with each other and that most of the countries have successfully escaped from  poverty  with the help of neighbouring countries. This is a kind of l diplomacy between countries..

After reading this article  I  realised that by developing and improving  the basic needs of the people such as giving them enough food and water, shelter and financial assisstance , can make a big difference in their lives as well as our lives too. I find the ideas proposed between the two governments are useful in helping them to get out of the poverty line.

But something i don't understand is that during all the challenges that they  faced, did they ever think  of giving up, or why are only some countries bothered to help their people but not other countries? Why do the people  select bad governments to serve their countries?

 

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The inequality of climate change | Melanie Smith | Independent Editor's choice Blogs

The inequality of climate change | Melanie Smith | Independent Editor's choice Blogs | Poverty Assignment by_ Chan Yu Hui | Scoop.it
Visiting vulnerable communities in India who are bearing the brunt of climate change, worsened by global carbon emissions, highlighted an alarming inequality to me that is leaving people in poverty around the world through no fault of their own.

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I always thought that poverty in India is mainly caused by poor government and poor leadership skills and that the governments are not bothered to make a better change to the people's lives. However, poverty caused by disasters and floods that can kill their crops and affect their daily lives      well, that is one thing that I  never really thought of.

From this article, I can connect to what i have learnt so far:Learning about how the people survive in poverty, how desperate they are for  food and shelter, how they move from place to place when disasters  sweep away their properties,how hard their life is but yet they do not complain. This article talks about the challenges faced by the people and how difficult their life was, in the village.  Before reading this article, I  already had  these thoughts in my mind. 

Some new ideasIi got from this article is the way people  cope with the terrible disaster.The way they bear  their circumstances has  now pushed me into further thinking that I am really lucky, I  have a home I have  the things that I want which includes education and jobs and businesses.

Some questions that I would like to ask is, how is it that  the people there, who are  suffering, get sad and frustrated? Why do they still want to live in the village despite the harsh weather conditions and their vulnerability to climate disasters? Is it worth it t? When is the sufferings going to stop?

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Justin Ng Jie Ern's curator insight, January 20, 2014 4:42 AM

The people who live in the wealthier 20 per cent of the world’s population is responsible for 80 per cent of the consumption of global resources, with the world currently using 50 per cent more natural resources than the earth can sustain. While, the poorer 20 per cent of the population lack resources.

The world is currently divided 2 groups, the 'rich' and the 'poor'. The 'rich' will get everything while the'poor' are left with none.

In my opinion, I think that the' rich' should stop using all the resoures of the world and share it with the 'poor'. this we can remove this 'divider' the divides the world into two.

As all men are equal, I feel that we should not divide ourself into anything and take 1 step forward into ending poverty for good.

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The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education

The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education | Poverty Assignment by_ Chan Yu Hui | Scoop.it
Federal education policy seems blind to the relationship between poverty and student performance.

 

An interesting op-ed that focuses on the educational performance in the United States and poverty.  The authors feel that class is an obvious factor in educational performance, but that educational policies do not reflect the geographic factors that lead to uneven results. 


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 I already knew that the government tries its best to close the gap bewtween the achievements of the poor and the rich children or students. However, they do not help them to address the challenges faced by these poorer students. Instead they just ensure that the schools do not ignore these students .

So now i realise the importance of a good family life and also the necessity of having enough money to have various kinds of enriching experiences like travelling. These experiences, during non-academic periods like vacations, helps him or her to achieve better grades. Another point to note is that the success of a few schools does not mean that all schools will also be successful.

The question that comes to mind is that , how, in some countries like Finland, do all schools perform very well, inspite of family background differences? I suppose that is because they address the basic problems of a student like, food and free health care, developmental needs that are addressed early and counselling services that are very easily available. 

Why do all governments not admit that there is a very close relationship between grades and family background? would that not be better for all?

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Mindy Tan's curator insight, February 22, 2014 9:44 AM

From this article, I can see that children that are poorer actually get lower results as compared to those that are well fed. I think it is because they dont have a good environment to study in, do not have well-educated parents to guide them along and teach them and most importantly, they are not well-fed and they do not have enough nutritions to help them think or concentrate better. I wonder why they would  put the 'rich' and 'poor' kids together? Putting them together will only result in the richer kids looking down on the poorer kids.

rlavinya's curator insight, February 23, 2014 8:26 AM

It saddens be that children can't be educated just cause of their lack of money.Poverty an educations plays a huge role in a child's life.WIthout education how are they gona lead in life?Why can't the poor be edcuated for free?

rlavinya's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:02 AM

Education and poverty.In simple terms mostly if a child does not have enough money it'll affect their education. It saddens be that children can't be educated just cause of their lack of money.Poverty an educations plays a huge role in a child's life.WIthout education how are they gona lead in life?Why can't the poor be edcuated for free?What puzzles be the most is why isn't it free for those who cant afford it?