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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_Lim Yi De | Scoop.it
For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability.

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Lim Yi De's insight:

Before reading this article, i know that are many children out there, living in poverty. Where education is more of a want than need to people living in the poor countries,It is the other way round to people living in developed countries where we need high qualifications, to get jobs,to earn more money. I feel that every child should be provided with proper education. The richer countries should help the poorer ones to build facilities like school, provide free/low-cost education. I support the idea of setting up of more organisations, to provide financial to those who cannot afford education and to reward those who have done well, by sending them overseas for further studies etc. Everyone should be given a chance to learn, to lead a better life, to bring money back to their family. To end poverty. But without proper education and knowlege, their opportunities to showcase their talent, their capablities would go to waste.

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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_Lim Yi De | Scoop.it

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Lim Yi De's insight:

Before reading this article, i know that there many children living in poverty but what really suprised me was the numbers. I didn't expect so many children to be living in poverty. I feel blessed that i am provided with enough food, water, education and a place to live in. In this article, i have learnt that there are still many places in parts of asia with caste systems in place, which are still strictly followed. Those with ancestors belonging to the lower classes could only remain there. I really don't understand why they are still so loyal to the caste system when it is one of the main causes of poverty in asia. The caste system ruins generations of life's. With it in place, those 'belonging' to the 'lower classes' would have no reason to work hard for a better tomorrow, to improve their life. If nothing is to be done about the caste system, The number of children living in poverty may increase in the years to come, with it's tradition spreading to more rural parts of asia.

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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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World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over

World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over | Poverty Assignment by_Lim Yi De | Scoop.it
The world's 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in 2012 – enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over, Oxfam has revealed, adding that the global economic crisis is further enriching the super-rich.

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Lim Yi De's insight:

Before reading this article, i already know that there are many rich people out there and when i read related articles, i would often question myself ' why can't they end this?' But what really suprised me was that all it needed to end/solve such a large-scale problem was just a quarter of the earnings of the 100 wealthiest/richest people on earth. No one wants to be poor, but unfortunately some do not have a choice. I feel that the rich and more fortunate and should really start doing much more to end global poverty. I would like to challenge this article by posting this question: Why aren't the richest of the rich coming together to raise much more money, to end this problem?

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L. Charles Burch's comment, February 2, 2013 5:51 PM
This issue is really not about rich vs. poor. It is about crony capitalism. When you see billionaires like Warren Buffet come out for higher taxes on the wealthy and get a presidential award for it, you know it's a ploy to shut down their competition. These uber rich have their wealth safely tucked away in their offshore accounts and own the politicians. Who Owns The Federal Reserve? http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-owns-the-federal-reserve/10489 The four business gangs that run the US http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-four-business-gangs-that-run-the-us-20121230-2c1e2.html
L. Charles Burch's comment, February 2, 2013 5:59 PM
More good articles: Who Really Runs the World? Conspiracies, Hidden Agendas and the Plan for World Government http://lewrockwell.com/orig10/marshall16.1.html Consolidating US Money Power: The Four Horsemen of Global Banking http://www.globalresearch.ca/consolidating-us-money-power-the-four-horsemen-of-global-banking/24967
Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:57 AM

then why didnt they end it all? i personally feel that happiness and sufficient amount of everything else is enough to live. you dont possibly have to be the richest person in the world to be the happiest. as long as you are appreciative of what you have, every little thing would matter. and moreover, other then receiving, giving brings one of the greatest joys. if they have the money to end poverty then why not give it a go and make the whole globe happy together? 

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UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia

UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia | Poverty Assignment by_Lim Yi De | Scoop.it
Services that combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education would be the most effective energy solutions in Asia and the Pacific,...

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Lim Yi De's insight:

Before reading this article, i know that there are many people in different parts of asia that are living in poverty. With a rising demand in the 21st century, and the lack of natural resources, Humans have researched and found ways to conserve our natural resources. The improvement of technology. However, many people living in the rural areas do not have access to such high-technology equipment and devices. They lack funds and knowledge. They do not receive electricity conveniently from power stations unlike those living in urban, developed settlements. They depend solely on nature at times. I feel very fortunate that I, and the people around me have access to energy, electricity etc. The government should spare a thought, to consider the feelings of the people living in the rural areas. To provide them with the energy services, to improve their living standards.

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Benjamin Yap Kian Hwee's comment, February 4, 2013 7:51 AM
After reading this article, I see that the people are not able to pay for electricity. The government is helping them by building solar panels to collect energy from the sun. This will benefit many people, for example the children can study even after the sunset and the adults can use electrical appliances to cook food instead of using fire. Now the people can use the computer and connect to the outside world and let people know about what is poverty.
Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:08 AM

This method is viable, it will help many obtain cooked food, but. is this method viable in a way in cost effectiveness if we wanted to do this in a world wide scale to help everyone? I do not think so, but, it is still good as this project had helped many, thousands, or maybe millions. lives are saved, but maybe we could look for a new method to help them which is cost effective and needed by people affected by poverty.

Praveent Thamil Mani's curator insight, January 20, 7:21 AM

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

 

I see that a report by the UN Development Programme confirms that there can be no development without energy, and that poverty cannot be addressed sustainably without paying due attention to energy services.  The poor need energy to get out of poverty, but energy alone is not enough. The poor need support to generate income so that energy becomes affordable, which in turn will improve household living standards. Nearly half the world’s population lacks reliable access to modern energy services. I hope that this process speeds up and the poverty in the world is decreased.

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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_Lim Yi De | 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,

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Before reading this article, i already know that our mental health would be affected if we lived in poor conditions, poverty. Without food, medical support or even a proper place to live in, it would not be suprising if we were to lose the essence of life and go mad. This article tells us that living in poverty does not only affect one physically, but also mentally. Poverty is indeed a scary thing. I feel very fortunate that i am provided with the basic necessities to survive such as food, water, shelter. I feel that all of us should do our part to help the less fortunate.

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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, 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.