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Video: Fighting Poverty with Ingenuity

I absolutely love creative, out-of-the-box, innovative people! People who use their creativity to make a difference in the World.... Incredible! "We want to ...

 


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Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, November 30, 2015 2:50 PM

This video shows ingenuity of a persons mind and plastic bottles. This is a use of something that seems to useless but plays a very large roll in daily life of the people. This plastic bottle filled with water and placed in thecut out of tin roofs created natural sunlight for the the people in the poorest communities. This cut power bills and it also created a safer living situation for the people. It shows the use for something so useless in our area of the community but so usefull to other areas of the world.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:12 PM

this is a great invention, however the use of these light bottles would be restricted to environments where water never freezes. however, in regions which are economically in trouble where it is generally warm, it can be a cheap source of light in a normally dark building.

Martin Kemp's curator insight, December 17, 2015 4:01 PM

people making the best of their situation and being inovative and creative is insperational and the rest of the world should follow suit

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(EN) - Country Information | International Monetary Fund (IMF)

(EN) - Country Information | International Monetary Fund (IMF) | Poverty Assignment by_Tham Jia Hui | Scoop.it

"The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world."


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To reduce the number of people suffering from poverty, many organizations are formed by the government and non-government agencies, for example The International Monetary Fund (IMF) which is formed by 188 countries. Non-government agencies help to play a part in reducing poverty around the world by organizing events for people to participate in. They donate the money collected from these events to the people facing poverty. Therefore, we should all play a part in reducing poverty around the world by supporting these organizations. Together with everyone’s support, poverty will definitely be reduced.

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(EN) - Country Information | International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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"The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world."


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Jia Hui's curator insight, January 26, 2014 1:11 PM

My insights using (See-Think-Wonder, 4Cs, Step Inside or Reporter’s Notebook ) thinking routines:

To reduce the number of people suffering from poverty, many organizations are formed by the government and non-government agencies, for example The International Monetary Fund (IMF) which is formed by 188 countries. Non-government agencies help to play a part in reducing poverty around the world by organizing events for people to participate in. They donate the money collected from these events to the people facing poverty. Therefore, we should all play a part in reducing poverty around the world by supporting these organizations. Together with everyone’s support, poverty will definitely be reduced.

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Did you know the majority of children in poverty & receiving benefits live in working households? #BenefitsStreet http://t.co/dB7bNYWz0e
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A Look into the Causes of Poverty in the U.S.

A Look into the Causes of Poverty in the U.S. | Poverty Assignment by_Tham Jia Hui | Scoop.it

"Are more and more people in the western world dropping off the radar and becoming the invisible poor or is the opposite happening?  We recently heard that an astounding 46 million Americans are officially below the poverty line (That's $23,050/year for a family of four according to the official sources).  That number really caught our eye and as such we decided to do a little more digging to help put some more facts and figures around it.  Above is a nice visualization of the results we came up with."


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Ivan Koh's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:37 AM

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From this statistic, i can see alot of statistic about the number of people who are poor and the people's opinion related to poverty and welfare. In the article, i can see that 46million american are considered to be poor, and form the authors opinion, to prevent porverty, we should manage our wealth and make sure that we earn more than we spend.

I think that from the statistics, most people are poor mostly due to the fact that  they were uneducated in alot of ways. From the statistics, 1.2 million students drop out from high school every year. Thus, these people were mostly uneducated and cannot find a proper job, leading to drugs and borrowing of money. i also think that most people are poor because they are lazy and do not want to help themselves, as agreed by half of the americans that the poor are not doing enough to help themselves, and by 43% of americans that people who are poor can find a job if they are willing to work.

This article and statistics makes me wonder why american governments are not doing enough to educate students the importance of jobs and studies. Because people who are poor can actually work, but are too lazy to do it, this also makes me wonder why the government are giving money to the poor when they are able to help themselves 

Brandon Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:36 AM

The insight of this article merely showed that more and more people does not really have  a good financial health, which also has translated into people wer e "invisible poor" especially those living in the western world. Comparison had been made on its poverty line between USA and UK statistics.

In my opinion, managing a country's budget its not an easy task, this is because a country need competitive global presence and to boost the economy. People need to produce more and more services outside its own country.

I have often thought that a country's population does have an impact on a country's economic growth.

Tim Stark's curator insight, October 24, 2015 9:54 PM

Great visual for economics and sociology courses

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The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education

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Federal education policy seems blind to the relationship between poverty and student performance.

 

An interesting op-ed that focuses on the educational performance in the United States and poverty.  The authors feel that class is an obvious factor in educational performance, but that educational policies do not reflect the geographic factors that lead to uneven results. 


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Students living in middle or high-income families are exposed to more learning experiences than the children living in poverty because they can afford to pay for tuition classes and learning journeys organised by their schools, while the less fortunate ones could not. Eventhough, many schools will subsidised heavily for the fees of these learning journeys, there may be still a few of the children who cannot go for it. After reading this article, I feel that we should all return what we receive from the society by helping the poorer children receive better educations and therefore, benefitting them to get a better job for a more stabilised life in future.

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Mindy Tan's curator insight, February 22, 2014 9:44 AM

From this article, I can see that children that are poorer actually get lower results as compared to those that are well fed. I think it is because they dont have a good environment to study in, do not have well-educated parents to guide them along and teach them and most importantly, they are not well-fed and they do not have enough nutritions to help them think or concentrate better. I wonder why they would  put the 'rich' and 'poor' kids together? Putting them together will only result in the richer kids looking down on the poorer kids.

rlavinya's curator insight, February 23, 2014 8:26 AM

It saddens be that children can't be educated just cause of their lack of money.Poverty an educations plays a huge role in a child's life.WIthout education how are they gona lead in life?Why can't the poor be edcuated for free?

rlavinya's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:02 AM

Education and poverty.In simple terms mostly if a child does not have enough money it'll affect their education. It saddens be that children can't be educated just cause of their lack of money.Poverty an educations plays a huge role in a child's life.WIthout education how are they gona lead in life?Why can't the poor be edcuated for free?What puzzles be the most is why isn't it free for those who cant afford it?

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Report Finds 400 Million Children Living in Extreme Poverty

The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world has sharply declined over the past three decades, but it still includes roughly 400 million children, or one -third of those living in such abysmal conditions, according a new World...

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As many of us are living comfortably, we should also think and spare a thought for the children living in extreme poverty. In this world of ‘darkness and suffer’, many children died because of the lack of food, therefore before we throw leftovers of our food, we should often reflect and think about these poorer children. After learning more about the poverty around the world from this article, I feel that we learn to feel fortunate and be satisfied with what we have and not always complaining about not having what we want.

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Joel Lim's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:53 AM

Before reading this article,i know that people around the world living in extreme poverty are decreasing.But after reading this article,i was shocked to know that children accounted for one-third of those living in extreme poverty around the world,a shocking figure of 400 million children.In this article,we can see that  the Governors of the World Bank Group endorsed two global goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity by fostering income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries but has underscored difficulty of reaching the goal to end poverty by 2030.From what i see,ending poverty has a long way to go ,poverty can't be solved by just giving the poor money,they need to secure  access to adequate nutrition, education, and health services so that they are fit,healthy and knowledgable to earn a living outside.

Mirzan Hyder's curator insight, January 26, 2014 7:53 AM

I knew that alot of people are suffering from poverty around the world. But i did not know that roughly 400 million CHILDREN are suffering in poverty! I feel that we need to play a part in helping those people suffering in poverty. Every cent counts. So, we need do help as much as we can. We are born more luckier and healthier than them.Poverty is like a diesease. its spreading through out the world. And the thing is, how should we stop it from spreading? This is what it puzzles me.

 

Wen Shi's comment, January 28, 2014 6:43 AM
I was shock to hear that one third of the world population are in poverty which means that one out of three people are suffering from poverty! And there are 400 millions kids who live in extreme poverty! I used to think that most of the people who live in the world are happy and can be able to have a normal life. However, the fact turns out to be so different from what i thought. The poor kids who do not have food or drinks or education, who are born to have no parents...... They lives are miserable comparing to ours! So why are we keep complaining we do not have the life we want? We should be satisfied and be thankful that we are not one of the 400 million.