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Editorial: Schools vs. poverty - Greensboro News & Record

Editorial: Schools vs. poverty - Greensboro News & Record | Poverty Assignment by_Jeslyn Seetoh | Scoop.it
Editorial: Schools vs. poverty
Greensboro News & Record
As long as the poverty rate in Greensboro remains about 20 percent, thousands of children from low-income families will attend local schools.
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Compare child poverty, health and neglect figures for Kent and Ottawa counties - Mlive Kalamazoo

Compare child poverty, health and neglect figures for Kent and Ottawa counties - Mlive Kalamazoo | Poverty Assignment by_Jeslyn Seetoh | Scoop.it
WXYZ Compare child poverty, health and neglect figures for Kent and Ottawa counties Mlive Kalamazoo GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Here's a look at 11 trends in child well-being in Kent and Ottawa counties from a new report by the Michigan League for Public...
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Call to tackle child food poverty - Irish Times

Call to tackle child food poverty - Irish Times | Poverty Assignment by_Jeslyn Seetoh | Scoop.it
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Call to tackle child food poverty
Irish Times
But Taoiseach Enda Kenny said €37 million was being spent annually on the programme and some of the food was being dumped untouched.
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Poverty in Asia

Poverty in Asia | Poverty Assignment by_Jeslyn Seetoh | Scoop.it
Poverty in Asia on Japan, South Korea, China, India and Cambodia, and poverty in South Asia (World Poverty | Poverty in Asia: a look at causes and solutions http://t.co/NRpYp7K7)...
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Cassandra Woo's curator insight, February 1, 2013 10:35 PM

Almost two thirds of the world's population lives in Asia. Some 4 billion people are scattered throughout rural areas or crowded into towns and cities, Poverty is basically a rural problem in Asia: Despite wide-ranging diversities in the region, many poor rural people in Asia share a number of economic, demographic and social characteristics, the most common of which is landlessness or limited access to land. Poor rural households tend to have larger families, less education and higher underemployment. They also lack basic amenities such as a safe water supply, sanitation and electricity. Their access to credit, equipment and technology is severely limited. Other constraints, including the lack of market information, business and negotiating experience and collective organizations deprive them of the power to compete on equal terms in the marketplace.
Most of Southern Asia has been left behind in the overall economic upturn in Asia. Although poverty declined by one third, the incidence of poverty, in terms of the percentage of the population living below the government poverty line, is higher in Southern Asia than in any other region in the world. Southern Asia continues to have strong gender inequalities, and women continue to suffer severe social deprivation.

Tan Yong Ann's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:20 AM

Poverty in Asia is due to overpopulation, education, medicine, water, land ownership and etc. Although some countries have improved in their conditions like china, many countries are still poor and their government is still not doing anything. The country's goernment should at least let them have little education to start out and then slowly improve education so the country would not be a victim of poverty.

wingsie's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:41 AM

Asia not only holds the majority of the population in the world, but also the majority of the poorest people. In some countries in Asia like India, there is a big population but there is a limited land space. Therefore, the rich people will have priority to enjoy life but the poorer people will have to live in the squatters and pick garbage for a living. Basic needs like education, medicine, clean water and sanitation would not be enough for the people living in poverty. If this goes on, there might be generations of people living in poverty and discrimination. Governments should not encourage the caste system and distribute land use fairly.

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Ending Poverty in Our Generation: A New Report

Ending Poverty in Our Generation: A New Report | Poverty Assignment by_Jeslyn Seetoh | Scoop.it
A look at possible international development and aid goals for post 2015 that will focus on ending poverty and hunger while also improving access to clean water, healthcare and education.
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Tan Yong Ann's curator insight, February 3, 2013 6:14 AM

This is a movement for ending poverty.

They aim to:

Goal 1: By 2030 we will eradicate extreme poverty and reduce relative poverty through inclusive growth and decent workGoal 2: By 2030 we will eradicate hunger, halve stunting, and ensure universal access to sustainable food, water and sanitationGoal 3: By 2030 we will end preventable child and maternal mortality and provide basic healthcare for allGoal 4: By 2030 we will ensure children everywhere receive quality education and have good learning outcomesGoal 5: By 2030 we will ensure all children live a life free from all forms of violence, are protected in conflict and thrive in a safe family environmentGoal 6: By 2030 governance will be more open, accountable and inclusiveGoal 7: By 2030 we will establish effective global partnerships for developmentGoal 8: By 2030 we will build disaster-resilient societiesGoal 9: By 2030 we will ensure a sustainable, healthy and resilient environment for allGoal 10: By 2030 we will deliver sustainable energy to all

lifting 600 million people out of poverty, helping 56 million more children go to school, and reducing the number of under-five deaths from nearly 12 million in 1990 to fewer than 7 million in 2011.