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Rescooped by Jesslyn Tan from Homeless Issues: Humane Exposures

A 10-Year Mission: End Homelessness - Virginia Connection Newspapers

A 10-Year Mission: End Homelessness - Virginia Connection Newspapers | Poverty Assignment by_(Jesslyn Tan) | Scoop.it

A 10-Year Mission: End Homelessness Virginia Connection Newspapers Our Fairfax-Falls Church community is one of the most affluent in the country. Our schools are second to none. We are the home for many Fortune 500 businesses.

Via Humane Exposures
Jesslyn Tan's insight:

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


This is my reflection on the article “A Ten-Year Mission: End Homelessness” using the Connect-Extend-Challenge thinking routine. This article is about how the homeless people of a country receive help from welfare organisations of that country.


People live in poverty in many ways and one of them is being homeless. There are a lot of homeless people in this particular country and welfare organisations are trying their best to provide help for the homeless people. They hosted a day-long outreach program for their faith based communities which shows promise at increasing the housing stock. They also made sure that the homeless people have a house to stay in.


I think that the homeless people are very pitiful. To the people living in poverty, nothing is worse than being homeless. In many countries, the homeless people spend their nights on underground pavements, on the streets, or at any safe and warm place they can find and people who have homes cannot do anything much to help them, hence, this issue must be handled by welfare organisations.


However, not all of the homeless people would accept the help from welfare organisations. They may think that the welfare organisations are disrupting their life and they just want to be left alone. Therefore, some homeless people would reject the help from them and would rather continue being homeless.





Jasmine Choo's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:35 AM

It is great what they are working on, giving back to the community, helping those who deserves a helping hand. They came up with a proper plan with a clear outcome - to eliminate homelessness in the area. They are trying their best to help out those who are in need. By partnering with other non-profit assosiations, companies, bussinesses, communities and government, they are creating better lives for these people and doing amazing things to help them out. People who want to do great should take Fairfax-Falls Community as an example, striving to create equality amongst us.



Lim Wan Qi's comment, January 27, 2014 11:34 PM
I agree with what Jasmine said. People should not suffer poverty.
Casey Tan's comment, January 28, 2014 10:40 PM
Rescooped by Jesslyn Tan from Child Poverty in America

Child poverty approach concern

Child poverty approach concern | Poverty Assignment by_(Jesslyn Tan) | Scoop.it
The children's commissioner voices further concerns over the Welsh government's approach to child poverty.

Via Bruce Lesley
Jesslyn Tan's insight:

Poverty around the world


This is my reflection on the article “Children’s commissioner: Child poverty approach concern” using the Connect- Extend- Challenge thinking routine. This article is about child poverty in Welsh, America.


The Welsh government is doing something about the poverty in the country, but still prioritising the needs of children. I think that this is important as a child has to grow up well by having all the necessities in life so that when they are an adult, they will be healthy and knowledgable.


The health and education of a child depends on whether he or she is living in poverty or not. If the family of a child has low income, the family may not be able to provide sufficient or nutritious food for the child, hence, the child will grow up in an unhealthy way. The child may also be living in cramp and unhygienic conditions. A child must receive enough education in order to get a secure job so as to provide for his or her family. Without receiving enough education, a child may live in poverty again when he or she is an adult.


Around the world, welfare organisations have been trying to improve this situation by giving out nutritious food to the poor children and helping them cope with their education, but when the children become adults, they have to compete with the other adults in many ways, so they still have to work hard on their own. 

Wen Shi's comment, January 27, 2014 8:45 PM
It is true that many children around the world live in poverty. They do not have enough food, nutrient, or clothes. Many of them can not have education. Without proper education, they do not have enough skills to work; they may have lots of children as they are lacking of scientific knowledge, etc. That is the main cause why they are still in poverty after growing up.
Huang Ziqian's comment, January 27, 2014 8:45 PM
I agree with Jesslyn's insight. If a child grows up in a poor family, the nutritions the family can provide the child is not enough. When a child reaches the age for school, the family is unable to let him or her receive good education either. After the child grows up, there is a highly chance that he or her will not be able to get a job. These poor people would still be living in poverty. That hinders the development of the country, as well.'
Wen Shi's comment, January 28, 2014 6:29 AM
So that's why other charity organisations and the government are doing work on this and hopefully change their circumstances. These organisations or programs provide children who cannot afford to go to school to have proper education, enough food and nutrients. They are hoping to change their lives. However, the toughest task is on them, the children who are in poverty. They need to be positive and strong-minded to challenge themselves and be a great figher who fights against poverty. It's them who can do the most to help themselves out.
Rescooped by Jesslyn Tan from PovertyinSchool

Editorial: Education key in fighting poverty

Editorial: Education key in fighting poverty | Poverty Assignment by_(Jesslyn Tan) | Scoop.it
Children who grow up impoverished face serious challenges if they want to break that cycle of poverty when they become adults.

Via Kay Lehmann
Jesslyn Tan's insight:

Poverty and education


This is my reflection on the article “Editorial: Education key in fighting poverty” using the Connect-Extend-Challenge thinking routine. This article is about the child poverty and education in Wisconsin, America.


The children in Wisconsin are living in poverty and they face a challenge of  breaking out of poverty, hence, they need to receive enough education. However, as they are poor, there are obstacles which obstruct them from achieving their goals.


I think that the children living in poverty are very unfortunate as education is the only way out of poverty for them, so they have to work very hard to get good grades and get a secure job in the future to support themselves and their families. The article states that many adults break the cycle of poverty without any help. They are hard working, successful members of our society and to grow up poor is not an indictment against them. If the adults can break out of poverty, then the younger generation can also do that as long as they are hard working and have their goals to achieve.


Nowadays, children living in poverty have to cope with different issues related to their education. For example, they need a computer in order to do their online homework or do a research, but they may not be able to afford a computer. Also, education is very important for them to get a good and secure job, but they may not be able to afford the materials needed for studying.

Tan Jia Qi's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:55 AM

Education is really the key in fighting poverty. If we have education that means we can have a job that have stable income and then we will not be poor. After reading this article I realize that education is the main thing that we can leave away from poverty and the people living in the poverty are more independent because they strive harder so to get rid of poverty living by without asking any help from anyone. I wonder whether the children are happy even they are in the poverty condition?

Ong Meng Kiat's comment, January 27, 2014 8:38 PM
Joey Yeo's comment is very enriched with info from the article, adding knowledge from her own thinking of poverty to the article. This is very good as it gives the reader more feelings on what it should about the article on education when one is in poverty. It would be made better by more elaboration on the topic.
Woo Jia Xin's comment, February 3, 2014 4:29 AM
I agree that there are obstacles which obstruct the children living in poverty from achieving their goals. In the article, it is stated that there are slower rates of development in two areas of the brains of children living in poverty and I think that this will have a direct impact on their school grades. What struck me most was when the article stated that even though the economy is slowly improving, childhood poverty in Wisconsin is increasing faster than the national rate. I think that the nation should not leave the countries in need behind and when parents are unable to raise up and provide for their children, the government should come in to help. Quality education is important for all children, be it whether they live in poverty or not, because it provides job opportunities for them when to grow to become successful adults.