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Poverty and Education: Solutions?

Poverty and Education: Solutions? | Poverty Assignment by_M Bharath | Scoop.it
Poverty effects education.  It effects test scores.  It effects teacher and student motivation.

 

Time to rethink all the sloppy attempts at reform.  We are missing the boat.


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Giuseppe Fattori, Jem Muldoon, Les Howard, Sindy Teo, Tricia Chng, Dave Miller
Bharath Gessian's insight:

Education is one of the most important thing in life and it matters alot. Without it you would not be able to get a proper job and a proper salary. I thought poverty only affects in food, water and socially for a child but i was surprise that education plays a big part when your are poor and it is a big challenge to overcome it. This will afftect the students studying in the school. He will have negative thoughts about himself and will be anti social. They are doing part time job while studying and it will really afect thier studies as it is difficult to multitask.Eventually they drop out or do badly. Hence if they work hard with the right midset, they can definely succeed

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Ong Yi An's curator insight, February 4, 2013 4:42 AM

Education is something that many people need to do better in society. Without it, it would be very difficult to find a job that can feed your family. If the sole bread winner of a family loses the job and become poor, it will affects the whole family. If there are children who are studying in school, they will also be affected. It will affect them in the academic results, being anti-social, thinking of negative thoughts all day. They may also be late for school or sleep in class, as they want to help the family to do something, by working. By having a part-time job, it loses time that are meant for studying. Therefore, leading them to drop out of sch. Thus affecting their future. But if they work hard, i believe that they can do better in life.   

Edwin Ong's curator insight, January 18, 2014 2:40 AM

Poverty is really getting serious day by day and it causes many problems to humans. It is the starting problem of many problems and this makes a never-ending cycle once started. As seen from the news above, poverty is started and it affects education, followed by the test scores. It even has the ability to affect teacher and student motivation. Therefore concluding that the word "Poverty" is related to just about every possible negative life outcome one could imagine.

After reading this particular article, I felt disappointed and at the same time, worried for the education system there. I am depressed to learn that the school reform efforts actively ignore the research on poverty in education. They focus instead on test scores and even gaps between high scores and low scores! Seeing that efforts have been made to try and fight the effects of poverty but ultimately losing because of being exhausted, dispirited, I felt worried for the people who are living there in poverty. Even the politicians dare not say the word "Poverty", who knows what will hapen next!

In many cases, i truly believe that poverty can be stopped by helping those in need. For example, we can start to make a difference by helping the needies by donating some money to different charities.

Not onl;y helping  charities, we can also start to give some money to elderies when they sell tissues in the market or hawker centres.

I believe that "to give is to receive". We can and have the ability to stop poverty from spreading throughout the world.

Benjamin Ho's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:46 AM

My insight

Poverty affects education, i think that that is very true. when students have to worry about their daily meals, how can they concentrate and study. And when students cant do their work properly, they fail, and when they grow up, they will find it hard to find a job. More should be done to help students who are in need of financial help.

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Government Ministers are in Denial About Food Poverty

Government Ministers are in Denial About Food Poverty | Poverty Assignment by_M Bharath | Scoop.it
I talked to a constituent who had a stroke and is on benefit. After paying all his bills, he's left with just £12 a week - less than £2 a day - to spend on food.

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Bharath Gessian's insight:

Britain are the seventh richest colony and i thought there would be no poor people but I was shocked by this scoop when i was reading it the first time. Its way worse than what i thought and hopefullythere are charities, community group and people who still care for all these pathetic people. The people who worked for the goverment were shocked,dissapointed and disgusted. Though the goverment did not say this, but it shows that the country does not have a right leader who does his job right and lead the country in the right way. I would really like to thank the charity and community for their help. Why are there poverty in developed and rich countries? What will happen to the world economy if this continues?    

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Xu Ziniu's comment, February 1, 2013 9:10 AM
In my mind, Britain should be those more affluent country whereby there are less unfortunate people out there or at least each and every Brit should have enough money to buy food. I am shocked by this scoop when i was first time reading it. Its way worse than what i thought and thank god there are charities, community group and people who still care for all these pathetic people. The reaction of the people who works for the government disgusted. Though his statement can't represent the government, but it shows that the country does not have a right leader who really care and commit to his/her job, they are there for the power, not the responsibility. It might be caused by the people themselves, because they did not choose the right leader. However, i believe it is the problem of David Cameron' government's problem. This kind of people shouldn't even be selected as the candidate to represent his/her party.
Chan Jia Yi's curator insight, February 3, 2013 1:59 AM

I feel that the Government ministers are very irresposible. As the head of the country, the government ministers should try their best to meet the people's needs instead of blaming it on the rising price. Before i read this article, i thought that being in the 'seventh richest economy in the world' meant that everyone living the country are rich and that they could afford alot more things than us. However i realise that, actually even people living in those countries also have problems like these. I feel that it was very kind and generous of the volunteers from the charity and community groups to provide food for those who cannot afford. Why is food poverty happening in developed countries? If this continues, I think that the world economy will fall apart.

 
Jovan Chua's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:42 AM

Being the leaders of a developed country where something like this should not happen, the ministers should not be more irresponible as they are the people who are tasked to run their country properly. One of the reasos fr this problem may be that governent ministers, being very well off may never have experienced poverty before and they may not think much of it.

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Fighting Poverty in Asia and the Pacific -- The Asian Development Bank -- ADB

ADB's mission is to help developing Asia Pacific countries reduce poverty and improve their people's quality of life. This short video ...youtube.com

Via Shenyau Spamhi Bong, Wan Ting Wong
Bharath Gessian's insight:

From the video, I can see that there is poverty in some parts of asia, some are living in extreme poverty.Most of them cannot even afford clean water, food, education or medical facilities .Meanwhile this bank, the asian development bank (ADB) is trying their best to help as much as possible to create job opportunities and education for everyone. Their target is to let everyone living in poverty to overcome poverty by year 2020.I really think the bank is doing a good job and think they should continue this.I think that the ADB is tring their best, however is it possible for this company to have enough money to support almost millions of people for food, education, water, health? Hence i feel that the bank should try to cater the people who are in extreme poverty first. They may need more help. I do not know why the goverment is not doing the job that the bank is doing. In fact the goverment should do more than what this bank is doing and take care of their people. The goverment should act quickly and respond as the population of the poor people may increase rapidly. 

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Shenyau Spamhi Bong's curator insight, February 2, 2013 5:33 AM

This us how we can reduce porverty and how people are eradicating it  ,developing Asia Pacific countries reduce poverty and improve their people's quality of life. 

Wan Ting Wong's curator insight, February 4, 2013 5:55 AM
From the video, i see that many people in some parts of asia are still living in poverty,
some are living in extreme poverty.Many are not able to afford clean water, food, education or medical facilities
. However this bank, the asian development bank (ADB) is trying their best to help
create job opportunities and education for everyone. Their target is to let everyone
living in poverty to have a better life by year 2020.I think that the ADB is tring their best, however is it possible
for this company to have enough money to support almost millions of people for food, education, water, health? I feel that
the company should give support to those who are in extreme poverty first, at least they would have lesser burden and not
live in extreme poverty. I wonder why the government is not doing anything to improve the lives of people whereas a bank
is? Should the government be forward looking and assume what is going to happen to the country if there is a rapid population
growth? Why is the bank willing to help?
Poon Ying Ying's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:58 AM

From this video, we can tell that poverty has lessen a lot recently in Asia. However there are still people in some part of Asia that are suffering from extreme poverty. People are still not able to obtain clean water, food, shelter, clothes,education and health care. Over nine hundred million people are living in extreme poverty, eight hundred million have no access to electricity and each day, more than eleven thousand children die before reaching their fifth birthday. However the Asian Development Bank are trying their best to improve life for the people and allow them to break free from the life of poverty by the year of 2020. It is almost impossible to help all the people living in poverty to escape from their suffers but it is possible to improve life for the more poor people living in extreme poverty by providing them better food and drink. If everybody can contribute a little by helping, it would definitely mean a lot to them. I wonder if the rich have ever try to put themselves in the shoe of a poor and feel how they are suffering? It is so sad to have children to die before reaching five, they did not even get to experience, explore and learn many things in life. If people were to contribute in a little help, those kids might be able to live a little longer and better.

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Schools have knack for healthy meals

Schools have knack for healthy meals | Poverty Assignment by_M Bharath | Scoop.it
In Japan, school lunch means a regular meal, not one that harms your health. The food is grown locally and almost never frozen. There's no mystery behind the meat. From ...

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Bharath Gessian's insight:

The school students in this school of japan will be happy and healthy. Their school lunch is a regular lunch. It is the one that never harms our health as some food stalls in school are unhealthy and not fresh. This has been widley spread all over japan and it has shown some very good results. This can ensure that students health is always good and my question is that why don't other countries follow japan and do this method. I am sure that it will be really supported by the childrens parents. Hope they bring this aal over the world and Singapore too        

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Timothy :)'s curator insight, February 1, 2013 4:36 AM

If only my school did this.

Rayn Kang Lam Fong's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:50 PM

I see that the people in Japan are are living happy and healthier lifestyles as they eat healthy and organic food. They eat foods that are not frozen.

 

I think that the people in Japan actually suffer from very less illnesses and thus can live healthily, happily and have longer lives.

 

I wonder why the government of other countries do not practice this if they want to save money money can be earned but if a life is gone it will never come back.

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A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus

A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus | Poverty Assignment by_M Bharath | Scoop.it
Much of today’s conversation addressing the increasingly important connection between water and energy is focused on solutions applicable to urban centers and developed nations.

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Having unlimited source of water in Singapore shows how fortunate we are.Having clean water even from toilet tap shows gifted we are.Because of poverty, inequality and government failure, 1.1 billion people do not have safe water and 2.6 billion suffer from inadequate sewerage and nearly two million children a year die for want of clean water.  When I see the young boy trying to drink the water from the tap that is dripping, I wonder how many people just leave the tap open and the let the running water flow. I am even guilty that i once just forgot to off the tap and just did not care about it. They need to walk two miles to collect drinking water for their family, yet the government is not doing anything for this people.  I learn  how people are suffering from lack of water, dirty water and etc. I will be responsible from now and know how important it is.

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Muhammad Kamil's comment, March 21, 2013 12:03 PM
this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem
Muhammad Kamil's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:15 PM

this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem

Joel Lim's curator insight, January 20, 2014 11:35 AM

Before reading this article,i know that poverty means that u are struggling alot on making a living.But after reading this article,i was shocked to know that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity and 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. and nearly two-thirds of people who lack safe drinking water live on less than $2 a day.how can 800 million people not have access to clean water source?water is essential for human to survive and without it,tons of life will be lost so i hope that people can give those children living in poverty a proper education as only with proper education can you have a brighter future and break free from poverty