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Why child poverty concerns us all

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Throughout the nation, one in five children live in poverty. In Kentucky, that increases to one in four. That means more than 25% of Kentucky children live in families earning less than $22,350 a year for a family of four. Children growing up in poverty are more likely to face childhood health and behavioral problems and are more likely to face education challenges. They are also more likely to end up poor as adults, creating an unending cycle of poverty in the Commonwealth. Children are our future leaders. Our future doctors, teachers, small business owners, soldiers, policymakers, judges, nurses, police officers… etc. If we don’t help kids grow up safe, healthy, and ready to succeed now – we are jeopardizing the future of our communities, our Commonwealth, and our nation.


Via Bruce Lesley
Tan Teck Ling's insight:

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder routines. 

From what i read in the article, i learnt that one out of five children in the world live in poverty, and they would mostly face childhood problems, behavioral problems or education problems. They also have a high chance of becoming a poor adult and it will cause the same thing to happen to their children, causing the cycle to become never ending.
I think that it would be near impossible to get every child out of poverty as there are many people in the world who thinks only about themselves, and would not give a hand to those in need.
I wonder what the writer would do himself to help out the children in need, would he donate money, or would he just say his concerns and nothing else. 

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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_Tan Teck Ling | 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...

Via emav, Tan Zhi Heng
Tan Teck Ling's insight:

This is my insight using Step Inside thinking routines.

After watching the video, i felt that there are people who are willingly to face the impossibles and they are determined to make it happen and let the desert become a area suitable for cultivation,
The film maker is trying to show that there are people who are facing water shortage and yet plan for a bright future and strive for their dreams.
The film maker made use of the actions made by the people to show their determination and also the landscape to show the shortage of water they face. 

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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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Ending Child Poverty

Ending Child Poverty | Poverty Assignment by_Tan Teck Ling | Scoop.it
Children's Defense Fund (CDF) works to help end child poverty in America thru campaigns and programs that support and educate Americans on the need for a quality education for every child, livable wages for families, job training and job creation,...

Via Colette Cassinelli
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This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routines.

 I have seen from the text the effects of poverty on children despite living in the cities. There are around 16.1 million children living in poverty despite being in a working family, and that the Blacks and Latinos have the largest number.
I think that the rise in the cost of living in the cities is causing families to fall into poverty and helpless despite still working in the city.
I wonder if the cause of the Blacks and Latinos to occupy most of those in poverty is due to racism or is it just that way. 

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Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 9:09 AM

This is my insight using see think wonder. I see how child poverty have affect more than 16.1 million childs in america, despite living in a working family. Most of which are black and latino due to racism, they are also less likely to graduate from high school. In my opinion, i feel that the government should invest in educating every child regardless of their race or where they came from .

Theodore Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:46 AM

More than 16.1 million children in America are poor, but they live in working families. A disproportionate number are Black and Latino. Poor children lag behind their peers in many ways beyond income: They are less healthy, trail in emotional and intellectual development, and are less likely to graduate from high school. Poor children also are likely to become the poor parents of the future.

Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:04 AM

Black's and Latino's. the ones who are the most poorest. they both are groups that sometimes come from working families. but its just not enough. isnt it unfair when you get to study and gain loads of knowledge when that few americans cant even spell out their name due to the lack of eductaion. they are all americans. those who were thought to be the richest. there are 16.1 million people in that country itself. imagine the rest. what would be the total. there should be a stop to this before more people have to starve to earn.

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Why child poverty concerns us all

Why child poverty concerns us all | Poverty Assignment by_Tan Teck Ling | Scoop.it

Throughout the nation, one in five children live in poverty. In Kentucky, that increases to one in four. That means more than 25% of Kentucky children live in families earning less than $22,350 a year for a family of four. Children growing up in poverty are more likely to face childhood health and behavioral problems and are more likely to face education challenges. They are also more likely to end up poor as adults, creating an unending cycle of poverty in the Commonwealth. Children are our future leaders. Our future doctors, teachers, small business owners, soldiers, policymakers, judges, nurses, police officers… etc. If we don’t help kids grow up safe, healthy, and ready to succeed now – we are jeopardizing the future of our communities, our Commonwealth, and our nation.


Via Bruce Lesley
Tan Teck Ling's insight:

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder routines. 

From what i read in the article, i learnt that one out of five children in the world live in poverty, and they would mostly face childhood problems, behavioral problems or education problems. They also have a high chance of becoming a poor adult and it will cause the same thing to happen to their children, causing the cycle to become never ending.
I think that it would be near impossible to get every child out of poverty as there are many people in the world who thinks only about themselves, and would not give a hand to those in need.
I wonder what the writer would do himself to help out the children in need, would he donate money, or would he just say his concerns and nothing else. 

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Japanese Child Poverty on the Rise

Japanese Child Poverty on the Rise | Poverty Assignment by_Tan Teck Ling | Scoop.it
Study shows Japan has fourth-highest rate of poverty among developed countries...

Via Maruyama Shyohei
Tan Teck Ling's insight:

This is my insight using 4Cs thinking routines.

This article tells me those of which i know about many people living in poverty despite living and working in large cities, and the cause of it is the rise in cost of living.

The article states the importance of the government to be able to help those living in poverty and not to just expand the county's economy.
This article states that there is not much change in the actions taken by the government, where they use to ignore poverty in the country and now they know about the situation but still ignores it. 

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1.6m Children In UK Living In Extreme Poverty Says Leading Charity Save The Children | UK News | Sky News

1.6m Children In UK Living In Extreme Poverty Says Leading Charity Save The Children | UK News | Sky News | Poverty Assignment by_Tan Teck Ling | Scoop.it

A growing number of children in the UK are living in extreme poverty because of huge increases in the cost of energy, petrol and food, according to a leading charity.


Via Michael Chitty
Tan Teck Ling's insight:

This is my insight using Step Inside thinking routines.

I felt that there are many people living the same way as those shown in the film and written in the article, and i cannot agree more to the fact that many people are living in poverty due to the rise in cost of living.
The author is trying to let people be aware of those who are living at the brink of poverty due to society and are living among them within the large cities.
Through the interview of a family living with just enough for a full belly, the author shows that the rise of cost in everything has made many people to suffer the same fate as them.
Similar situations is easily observed in every countries, where there would be at least one family within a neighborhood that is making barely enough for the cost of living.

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Sean Lim's comment, January 27, 8:25 PM
I share Ryan's reaction in knowing that even the United Kingdom an advance first world country face severe poverty issues. This shows that even as the world is keenly aware of the poverty situation in African countries and other third world nations people often forget that poverty is an issue that plagues even the most sophisticated of nations. To know that such acute poverty still exist in countries on the forefront of standard of living, raises the question of Why do even the best nations face the chronic issue of poverty that is the marker of lesser developing nations? This is a fundamental question in my opinion on understanding why poverty is still an underlying issue in most if not all nations.
Fiqah Nasrin's curator insight, February 23, 7:53 AM

This article tells me that arising cost of energy, petrol and food lead to an extreme poverty. Parents have to scrimp and save their pay to at least put meals on the table for their family. They have to eat whatever they can afford to as they have no choice.It is sad that children cannot have treats or a holiday due to not having enough money as parents have to pay the house bills.People who have not eaten for a few days came to the food banks that provide meals.When food is given to them they cried and that shows how bad they are struggling in poverty. Through this i have learnt that we should save some money from our income for rainy days for the future needs.

Goh Bin Hong's curator insight, February 24, 9:54 AM

Even though if the country is very rich there is bound to be people to be living in poverty, the rising cost of living and a slow economic recovery has left thousands of families struggling to pay for even the basic for example a family weekly food allowance is $100.Last year 61,000 people across the UK turned to food banks for help the food parcels they are given have enough ingredients to make meals for three days only and people say that lack of food has turn them into crime to get food for them to eat even the government know about that but why they cannot give out a scheme that maybe all left over food in fast food restaurant to be given out to the poor to feed them