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Seeing Possibilities

Seeing Possibilities | Poverty Assignment by_Ho Sheng Wei | Scoop.it
You are today where your thoughts have brought you & you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you. Engage in the future when seeing possibilities.

Via John Michel, L¡Xu@N, Seetoh Jun Hao Jonathan
ShengWei Luvs's insight:

I see that one being exposed to negative or positive things will affect how one make their decisions and thoughts and thus leading them to their different futures. Believing that everything is control over fate and therefore not striving towards their goals. I think that we should think positively instead of negative thoughts as thinking positively will help you get more confidence, self-estem and have a goal in life. We must always see things from the bright side and be more of an optimistic person instead. I wonder if these decisions of being a positive or a negative person really make a difference in people's life.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:23 AM

I can see that when people are awlays being exposed to negative thoughts and information, they tend to make bad choices due to their negative thoughts, affecting the way he or she lead their life. This cause people to feel demoralised , which will also affect the way they think.Thus, it is important to think positive, and see the brighter side of life. This will allow people to strive towards their goal, and have their desired outcome. I think attitude plays a important role in the way we think. i wonder why do people not think the positive side of life.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:59 AM

After reading this article, I realized that positive attitude is needed to determine the life we're living in and also the possibilities that we can achieve. Many people may be affected in their life due to the negative thoughts and attitude that they have, if they had positive attitude in all the things they do, they would live a better life and discover things that they might have never discovered before. These positive attitude and thoughts leads to finding even more possibilities and lead us to the right path onto our future.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:09 AM

From this article, i realise that with the right attitude, we can come up with all different kind of outcome in some situations. If your attitude is positive for everything, everything might just turn out the way that you want it. However if you have a negative attitude, things will not go the way you want it to and it might get even worse. Thus, i wonder why some people dont think with a positive attitude.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training | Poverty Assignment by_Ho Sheng Wei | Scoop.it
For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability.

Via britishroses, Sabrina Yeo
ShengWei Luvs's insight:

I see that these children in poor countries doesn't go through proper education and due to lack of education they cannot work with high pay jobs. These kids has no knowledge about anything except their culture and basic mother tounge, thats all. I think that rich countries should help the poor countries to have basic school and material for studying. The organization can also provide free tuition or some class for the people and help them understand more about the world. I also think that everyone should go and learn so that you have the chance to strive in life and to lead a better life with family and improve the condition of the famalies. I wonder to end poverty is to have education free for all so that they can have high paid jobs and earn a living for themself and families but they must have talent, and morale value so that they can be better people and help the world.

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:35 AM

Education is the brightest hope for breaking the cycle of multi-generational poverty. But, kids born to poor, under-educated parents aren't likely to succeed at school without help that targets their family situations, and that help is most needed during their earliest years. Newborn was born poor, and nearly half of those babies went on to spend at least half of their childhood in poverty. Poor children were born into "deep poverty" to parents living on incomes less. Parents' low educational attainment was shown to predict persistent poverty for their children more consistently than any other factor the study investigated including single motherhood, family unemployment, young age of parents or living in inner-city neighborhoods. Earning a high school diploma can help break the cycle of multi-generational poverty, but persistent poverty makes earning that diploma a tough challenge. Children who spend more than half of their childhoods poor are more likely than never-poor children to enter their 20s without completing high school. Poverty strikes its most innocent victims hardest of all. Stresses associated with poverty including malnutrition, lack of mental stimulation, poor health care, frequent moving and general insecurity have their direst effect on newborns and children up to age two. Children who live in poverty in those first years of life are likely to complete high school than children who became poor later in childhood. I think what this report is saying is that early interventions are very important and targeting resources to these kids from birth is vital, because home environment in early years is so important to brain development. So when parents are stable, kids are stable.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:00 AM

Education is important as we live in an era where you can only gain confidence in people and get a job when you have complete education. Many children who are poor, do not get a chance to go to school and learn. When given the chance, I am sure that most of them would wish to go to school and study. Many of these children work to earn money instead of studying as they cannot afford to pay for it. However, I believe that every child deserves a chance to be educated in a school, regardless of how rich or poor they are. Even though education is not something that can be totally free of charge, why not allow all children to go to school and learn the basics of the subjects, so that they would at least have enough knowledge to get a proper job.

Brandon Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 11:31 AM

As highlighted in the article, we could achieve our goals by breaking the cycle of poverty by having a good and fundamental education through a college degree. Students from low income group with a college degree could contribute to society and become role models.The article mentioned that from an award winning program(SRA), graduants could easily seek employment embarking on  a career opportunity into the workforce.

In my opinion, a healthy society needs to nurture a good education program which in turn have good return through rewarding investment in education.

Rewarding careers and new emerging generation to tackle workforce issues, often kept me wondering how one day I would blend myselff into this.

 

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..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::..

..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::.. | Poverty Assignment by_Ho Sheng Wei | Scoop.it

Via Thaqiv Idraqie, Cheryl Lim, Gerald Tan
ShengWei Luvs's insight:

This is my insight using see-think-wonder. From what i saw, there are 1.27billion children which are under poverty in Asia. Mostly are from third world country. Those people there are wearing clothes that are made from old rags or found it in the dump.  Almost all the children in africa they do not have education, some may have a 1 to 3 years of education others, none. For what i was thinking was do they have enough food,safe drinking water, health and shelter. Most of them living in that condition also do not have basic human's needs for living. All these should be the way of the governance and may due to the population rapid increase. I was wondering if those rich people in the world would help these country and make it into a better condition for living and infrastrature. The world would be more free from poverty although if it happen there is no enough fund for all so there are still likely to have some poverty and why wouldn't the goverment ask help from other country?

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Yu Bixun's curator insight, February 2, 2013 8:52 AM

I can see that about two-third of the world's poorest people are from Asia. India had more than three hundred million of people living in poverty which is the greatest in the world. And because of this, many are uneducated with more time spent on fishing instead of studying. I think that wars are the main contributions to poverty as wars destroyed many farms, crops, settlements and people which caused many to be living in poverty. I think the children who are fishing or playing should attend schools as education can help them end their poverty state. People who are not in poverty state, we should excel in our studies and work hard in it as we are very lucky to be studying with proper education to look for job when we grow up. I wonder if regaining back their farms, industries and settlements could end their poverty state.

L.tak poon's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:12 AM

See-think-wonder

Form the above picture, i can see that there is an adult with 3 children in the picture taken above.It is pretty clear that the people above do not come form a wealthy family.Their clothing tells me that there are in a poor state of living..(see)


The children and the in the picture above did not smile when the picture is taken which i think that they are not happy. It may probally because needs are not met for their daily living.(think)


I wonder what there real problem is, weather is it because of money or other matter. I wonder if the goverment or anyone could help them in anyways.(wonder)

Tan Yang Heng Terence's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:18 AM

After reading this article, i realised another factor leading to poverty in India. It is the Hinduism belief of caste system in India. It is the main religion in India. India have the most amount of people living in poverty in a countrycomparing to the rest of the countries. Almost all of them living in poverty earned less than $1 a day. Long hours of work and effort is put to that $1 that does not seems much in our eyes. 522 millions of people of India are suffering this unbearable situation. This system prevents many people from trying to break their poverty. It is very unfair as not everyone is given a chance to start out equal. Why does the poverty of the previous generation have to burden the future generations? However, a stop to such practise is equivalent to the lost of the culture. Thus, they will never have a chance to break poverty. They will be continue to be despise by others at the top of the caste system. It is such injustice. 

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Rising Food Prices Intensify Poverty, Hunger In U.S. And World

Rising Food Prices Intensify Poverty, Hunger In U.S. And World | Poverty Assignment by_Ho Sheng Wei | Scoop.it

"Global food prices continue to rise," begins a recent report by the World Bank. Between October 2010 and January 2011, the Bank's food price index increased by 15 percent, and the global prices of wheat, maize, sugar and edible oils have all increased sharply. (RT @Truth247: Rising Food Prices Intensify Poverty, Hunger In U.S. & World http://huff.to/dLurhu ||No COLA 4 SocSec 4 2 yrs. $250 payment blocked by GOP)


Via Jeff Makana, Hui Li
ShengWei Luvs's insight:

I can see that people are buying stack and pile of food supply and there is a crowd it is not because of sales but is cause of food price rising so people tend to buy more at once if not next time they come to buy it would cost them more and they have no money to pay for food as it keep rises and more harded to survie and to raise kids. I think the food price is rising due to weather condition and earth condition such as natural disater which causes less corps to grow which causes everything to be expensive which will causes people to bo bankcrupt or go to poverty. I wonder why the goverment or store tax the food so high when in disater, it would cause those people cannot buy to starve to death or even they need to eat rubbish in the dump. goverment should lesser the average taxs and so that poor people will not go to poverty and suffer.

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Daryl Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:11 AM

With the food prices rising globally, more and more people in U.S and the rest of the world are having more difficulty putting food on the table. In 2007 and 2008, prices of many staple crops doubled in a year and millions went hungry. Between October 2010 and January 2011, there was another food price-spike.

Years ago, the food crisis used to be widespread only in poorer countries. However, this is not so now. As the food crisis looms ahead, I wonder if the world governments would be able to resolve this seemingly urgent situation?

Mohamed Hasir Marican's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:26 AM

Before i read this article, i thought that only Asia and Africa are experiencing poverty. However, this article has showed me that even Americas face such issues. In this article it states that 16 percent of people in the Americas have gone hungry due to finances and rising food prices. If this trend of rising food prices continues, then more and more families will fall in to the category. It is going to be a great challenge for the government to solve this problem but they have to do something about it. I have learnt that we should never take things forgranted as we might not know when we are going to fell into the category.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 12:21 PM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this article, I can see that poverty has actually reached most parts of the world, and that some countries are getting much more affected by it. As our natural resources are being used up consistently, food prices are uncontrollably increasing by much more than it should be.

It makes me think of how the other countries which are worse then the amount of people facing poverty in the U.S. are going to survive and overcome this problem. Does anyone actually help them? Or are they just pushed to one corner, left to die alone due to starvation? It makes me think of the fortunate people these days who do not appreciate what they have.

This article makes me wonder if the future generations would be abe to cope with the more drastic price increases in the future, where more of our natural resources are gone. t makes me wonder, how are the people who are originally poor, able to make sure they have enough money or food or survival needs to keep themselevs alive.

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To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital

To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital | Poverty Assignment by_Ho Sheng Wei | Scoop.it
Eradicating poverty can involve many varied and innovative approaches according to circumstance. But a universal factor is that development of livelihoods depends on communities enjoying good health and access to education.

Via Sylvain Rotillon, Au Yeong Sok Mun, Cheryl Lim
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I see that many people in poor countries do not have access to clean water instead those yellowish water. They have to carry many buckets of water from the source to their home, they work so hard for the water but the water isnt as clean as singapore's water. we just need to turn our tap on and we can drink it straight away. I'm thinking that  water is important as our bodies is made up of 70% water and these people has no clean water to drink, so they have to bear with those dirty muddy water. Its has alot of bateria in unclean water, the water they used to wash, cook aren't clean. I wonder how are the going to cook delicious food with those muddy water filled with alot of bateria. They wash clothes with dirty water and that doesnt really make the clothes cleaner as the water isn't clean at all. Wondering if they consume these water do they have more illnesses and causes the area to be full of plaque and thus increasing the death rate which is a good sign for a country.

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Bryan Lau's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:07 AM
From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water. 
Jasmine Ng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:11 AM

From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water.

Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:04 AM

After seeing the article, we should realise how fortunate we are when we have a tap with an unlimited supply of water thanks to our goverment, while we look at these people. They travel miles to get water and some even drink dirty water, this shows us that help must be given to these people as they are suffering although they actually can have clean water, its just that we are not acting to help them. Will the world help them, or would they just simply say ''its not my problem'' , this will depend of you, people could be saved if you just take it to concern and help out

 

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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 by_Ho Sheng Wei | 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, Gerald Tan
ShengWei Luvs's insight:

This is my insight using see-think-wonder. From what i see that in this picture, people were sleeping and staying on the streets like their house because they have no house which meant that they cannot afford it due to lack of money. Some people suffered mental health due to lack of nutritions, which make them ill and weak. These people earning from begging is not enough for even water as they were look down by people which doesn't want to help them. What I am thinking is that they can live on with these conditions and some of them cannot take it and they commit crime to have money or food, these are the causes that crime rate is going up and metal health issued can cause more problem as they might go around and attack people like those recently school killings. What i'm wondering is if the rate of poverty keeps increasing, there will be massive problem. Crime going up,more people sleeping at the public, very dangerous as there are metal health issued people along the streets. It will cause the country to be in poverty if the goverment didnt meet the peoples' needs.

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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.