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Poverty reduction | Global Education

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Updated teacher resources on Poverty reduction in preparation for international poverty reduction day on the 17th Ocotober to encourage a global perspective across the curriculum. 

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2012 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by World Hunger Education Service

2012 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by World Hunger Education Service | Poverty Assignment by Zeke Chew | Scoop.it

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DiAn Blastoff's curator insight, January 30, 2013 7:10 AM

My Insight of this is that in the year 1969-2010 the number of people who go hungry has been increasing tremendously.There are about 7 billion people in the world and an estimated 965 million are hungry in the world, which means 1 out of 7 people are hungry.One of th main cause of this is the lack of resources, some countries lie africa has limited clean water for consuption and the weather climate there is very hot, they might not be able to grow crops as it will not produce anything due to the hot weather and also the lack of water.The other factor is the weather climate, Increasing drought,flooding,rain have caused the crops to be shhift away for a better spot and there wont be enough time to grow the crops if the weather climate keep changing

DiAn Blastoff's curator insight, January 30, 2013 7:36 AM

My Insight of this is that in the year 1969-2010 the number of people who go hungry has been increasing tremendously.There are about 7 billion people in the world and an estimated 965 million are hungry in the world, which means 1 out of 7 people are hungry.One of th main cause of this is the lack of resources, some countries lie africa has limited clean water for consuption and the weather climate there is very hot, they might not be able to grow crops as it will not produce anything due to the hot weather and also the lack of water.The other factor is the weather climate, Increasing drought,flooding,rain have caused the crops to be shhift away for a better spot and there wont be enough time to grow the crops if the weather climate keep changing

 
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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 Zeke Chew | 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

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder.
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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U.S. AID education/poverty infographic

U.S. AID education/poverty infographic | Poverty Assignment by Zeke Chew | Scoop.it

An excellent infographic that highlights the importance of education in the process of fighting poverty.  Why is education (especially women) so pivotal for development?  Should this change how we think about humanitarian aid?       


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Fiqah Nasrin's curator insight, January 27, 2014 8:37 AM

From this article i get to know that a child who born to an educated mother will benefit more than a child who born to mothers without an education. Quite a number of women in the world are without a proper education. Is it fair to women without a proper education to be condemn to be told that their child will do poorly rather than a child of an educated mothers. Their child would eventually suceed through hard work and support from their family.

Zemus Koh's curator insight, January 27, 2014 10:11 AM

From this infographic, I can see the importance of education and how it can impact us in our lives. Education is key as it can help us in many ways such as being able to teach our offspings survival skills and also help us to earn more so that we can bring up a family and support them. However important education is, it still comes with a price. As such, many are deprived of this oppurtunity to be educated even though education is somewhat considered a neccessity. Other benefits of education to women include a lesser chance of contracting STDs and also having a higher chance to immunize their children compared to non-educated women. Since education is a key to survival and an important part in our lives, why is it that no effort is made to promote this or to fund more projects that help the less fortunate to get a chance to be educated?

Fiqah Nasrin's curator insight, February 23, 2014 7:28 AM

This article tells me that a child who born to an educated mother will benefit more than a child who born to mothers without an education. Quite a number of women in the world are without a proper education. Is it fair to women without a proper education to be condemn to be told that their child will do poorly rather than a child of an educated mothers. Their child would eventually succeed through hard work and support from their family. It stated that most children who drop out from school are girls and most of the people cant read live in developing countries. In this century i am sure that proper education are given to those who could not afford it as everyone want to succeed. I think that it does not matter if a child's mother is without an education as they can succeed if they work hard and opportunity is given to them.

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Issues: World Hunger | The Hunger Project

Issues: World Hunger | The Hunger Project | Poverty Assignment by Zeke Chew | Scoop.it

This is another great example of how we can address Global hunger directly via local projects aimed at self-sufficiency for those living in poverty.


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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 Zeke Chew | 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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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?