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Aging Asia Faces Issues Of Isolation And Poverty, Experts Warn

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With 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia has one of the largest concentrations globally of aging persons, creating a host of potential challenges, experts warn.

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The following is my insight on this article using the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. I see that Asia is aging rapidly and most of the aging population will be women as depicted in the photo. I think that with the aging population, whole new challenges will surface such as lack of income after retirement and bad health (both mental and physical). Hence the government needs to come up with pension schemes for the elderly and affordable healthcare to prevent poverty from happening. I wonder if there is a way to prevent the aging population from increasing. 

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Kyle Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 9:07 AM

Asian countries, besides Japan perhaps, need to plan now. These countries have grown older before they have grown rich. Many parts of asia are quite poor and with the aging population, more and more elderly is experiencing poverty. I think that the governments of these countires should set up things like CPF so that the elderly would be able to retire comfortably. Their children should also take care of them instead of letting them live in poverty.

Jueniewann SpotOn Sniper's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:15 AM

well through this, many countries are facing ageing population. problems involving economy would rise, not forgetting causing poverty. as people age, they reach a point to where they are too old and have to retire. this is seen in many places, in many countries. the rate of peole working would decrease thus raising the amout of poverty higher. hopefully this problem can be tackled. maybe someone out there has a solution

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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_Seng Ying Lin Sarah | 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,
Sarah Seng :)'s insight:

The following is my insight on this article using the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. I see that living in poverty for a long period of time increases the chances of bad health and mental health problems. It is vicious but poverty and mental illnesses are closely related. I think that it is the mind-set of being poor that scares people. Even when you throw money at poor people, it does not help. In fact, mental health intervention programmes help instead. I wonder if recovering from mental illnesses is harder or getting out of poverty is harder.

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Joycelyn ت✡'s curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:02 AM

The picture depicts the poor sleeping on the pavement. Living in poverty allows one to face many challenges and difficulties in life. The article tells us the interconnection between poverty and mental illness. Living in poverty for a long period of time can cause health and mental issues too. You will stress out and worry about many problems regarding the lack of money, and not eating enough nutritional food which cost more than processed food. Mental health intervention programs are setup to alleviate people’s difficulties and improve their mental state. We should support these programs and help others to recover from poverty and mental illness by giving our support. The government should also do their part to look after the citizens and prevent poverty.

crystal chin jing's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:16 AM

Healthcare is one such essential need a government provides for its citizen. Health care is a public good which governments have to provide for the people, given the limited resources and competing need of the country. However in less developed countries, people do not have adequate basic health care facilities. One example is India, where diarrheal disease, lower respiratory infection, neonatal disorder, measles, HIV and tetanus are common. Even though the government tries to improve the situation, there are still insufficient doctors, nurses, clinic and medicine to meet the need of the people. I feel sympathizes for the people in India. Many lives were taken away due to insufficient healthcare facilities. I am concerned about the feeling of the people when their loves one was grievously taken away.  I feel very fortunate and lucky to live in Singapore where the government is better able to provide good quality health care for the citizen. 

Hui Yu Leong's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:18 AM

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After reading this article, I'm shocked to find out that poverty has such a great impact on mental illness.When people become jobless or fall ill and recieve government grants, they become stressed about money and the fact that even the social workers and others often encourage a person to remain “disabled” or in poverty to continue receiving the full benefitsof being jobless and feeding of the government's money.The financial programs also often discourage work or even looking for work, and punish the jobless financially because as soon as they  find work as the government grant will be cut off suddenly, leaving them with very little money and low income in most cases contributing to more people getting mental illnesses such as depression as the cannot handle stressful thought of not having money to support themselves. In this propective, I feel that the government is not thinking enough about it's people and that they should have a 'weaning' period for the people who were previously financially assistaed which may motivate more people to find jobs as thier income would not be cut off suddenly. This shows us the huge impact poverty has on mental health.

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Aghbalou: Water and Poverty in the Moroccan Desert | The Platform

Aghbalou: Water and Poverty in the Moroccan Desert | The Platform | Poverty Assignment by_Seng Ying Lin Sarah | Scoop.it
The Platform / In Aghbalou: The Source of Water, Director Remigiusz Sowa explores the most unlikely and perilous of friendships, water and the desert (#CEP researcher John has been involved with production of Aghbalou: film about water &poverty...

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Sarah Seng :)'s insight:

The following is my insight on this article using the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. I see that the inhabitants of Morocco's oases are constantly digging ever deeper for more water to quench their carefully cultivated plots. Every drop of water is so precious to them and they toil hard to get the water to their crops. I think that they are ingenious to come up with khettara (underground tunnels) that channel groundwater to their plots. However alot of challenges have surfaced over the years and I wonder how long can they maintain the irrigation and sustain the water. 

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Poon Ying Ying's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:22 AM

From this article we can see that the people are lack of water supply due to climate change, population growth and poverty. We all know the water is an essential tool in our lives for survival, without water we cannot live. There are many purposes of water, for drinking purposes, cooking, bathing, washing and growing crops. The people living in the Moroccan Desert have been sustaining water through an advanced medieval system of lengthy underground tunnels, known as khettara that channel groundwater to the plots. Now the system have been augmented by the rumbe of water pumps and black plastic webs of drip systems and problems rises. I wonder how the people living in the desert are going to survive without water supply to  quench their thirst and grow crops to feed their kids?

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:24 AM

I can see from the trailer of the video that the Moroccan Desert might no longer be able to cultivate crops for the people to eat. Water is scarce and from the pictures of the dried up ground, I can see that droughts often occur. With the increasing temperature all around the world with extreme weather patterns occurring, the land might soon be too dry to cultivate any further. This film about the relation of poverty and water allows viewers to understand the situation that these people are facing. By exploring this situation in details, I think that the director hopes to bring across the message that we should try our best to save as much water as possible. However, if the day when the land becomes unsuitable for planting, how will the people survive as water is essential to survive? Will they adapt new plantation method?

Jacob Ng's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:34 AM

From this article, we can clearly see that the Moroccan Desert has a lack of water due to various problems that they faced.Like for example the Khettaras , where there go to get their supply of water is slowly drying up due to problems like climate change, population growth and conflicts of rights etc.Water is an essential need in our daily lives, we need it for hydrating purposes and as well as planting crops.With all these problems cloggin up their essential needs in life, how are they gonna live on their everyday.Thus, despite all these hardship it hink that these people have a strong will in living on no matter what comes their way.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

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For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability.

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The following is my insight on this article using the 4Cs thinking routine. I already know that poverty is linked to education because only through education, then can the poor free themselves from the vicious cycle of poverty. However without money, getting an education is tough. So the main thing is to help students get financial assistance. Thankfully, there is a program in San Francisco that selects promising low-income students and helps them afford college by providing tuition assistance and securing financial aid. I feel fortunate that I have a chance to pursue education without having to worry about the cost of it. I would like to know if there are other programs of the same type in other countries so that more poor children will be able to go to school.

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Jueniewann SpotOn Sniper's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:07 AM

well through this article, people have been educated. they might have been taught of the problem of poverty. thus they might be able to play a role in helping the problem. another thing is that through education, they are able to find jobs more easily. they will also be able to feed their own family. so the more people get jobs, the lesser people will turn to poverty. thus through education, the problem of poverty might just be lessen down!

Merci Goh's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:10 AM

Using the See Think Wonder routine. From this Acticle I can see the Education is link to Poverty. Without Education we will not have the knowledge and without education knowledge we will not have jobs to help us earn money to make a living. People who does not have educations will not have jobs and will not have earning which leads to poverty. Families without Education will not be able to take care of thier children and they will get sick and may lead to death. I wonder why people don't feel thankful for having education, other people who wants education does not even get to have.

Mina Macy Markovic's curator insight, February 24, 2014 5:12 PM

In today's world, a college degree is something that is very important to have in order to have an good and stabled employment. The challenge for the people in poverty is the high expenses for college. This is increasingly beyond the reach for millions of youths and their families in not just to people who are in poverty but to even families who are in middle class economically. I think that this article is interesting as it tells us the problem with the educational system in our current generation, and also telling us the good solution to giving students from a low income family a chance to prove their worth and have a bright future. All this could start in high school by preparing them the best they can in order for the students to attend college. 

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Partnership: The key to food security and poverty eradication | The ...

Partnership: The key to food security and poverty eradication | The ... | Poverty Assignment by_Seng Ying Lin Sarah | Scoop.it

For example, in projects and initiatives like PAEPARD, CAADP-CGIAR Alliance and IRD/CIRAD collaborative platforms among others, it is not only scientists who are involved in research, but also other stakeholders along the agriculture value chain: farmers, researchers, extension officers, the private sector, academia, processors, exporters, input suppliers and others.


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Sarah Seng :)'s insight:

The following is my insight on this article using the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. I see that partnership is the key if we want to improve the livelihoods of farmers and increase food production by 70% to feed the growing population. I think that it will be more beneficial if more stakeholders get involved in the process. I wonder if everyone can move towards a common goal because different stakeholders have different objectives.

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Yu Bixun's curator insight, February 2, 2013 7:50 AM

I see that partnership is an important key to improve the livelihoods of the farmers in increasing food productions to feed the growing population of everyone on Earth, as collaborations of companies are needed to do the plannings, research and executions of this project. I think it would be better if companies from different countries come to work together to have knowledge of the conditions of food productions from all around the world which can be useful in their project. I wonder if companies involve in this project can send messages around to promote saving and conserving food by advertisements as it could be a benefit to the project.

Jasmine Ng's comment, February 3, 2013 9:57 AM
After reading this article, im really glad the people helping the farmers and i've learnt that patnership is important. If we want to increase the livelihood of farmers and increase food production.The project important as we can decrease the amount of people who dont have a proper meal by increasing the amount of food produced. But will the people spend their time and money on this issue ?
Jasmine Ng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:12 AM

After reading this article, im really glad the people helping the farmers and i've learnt that patnership is important. If we want to increase the livelihood of farmers and increase food production.The project important as we can decrease the amount of people who dont have a proper meal by increasing the amount of food produced. But will the people spend their time and money on this issue ?