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Seeing Possibilities

Seeing Possibilities | Poverty assignment_Coven Chong | Scoop.it
You are today where your thoughts have brought you & you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you. Engage in the future when seeing possibilities.

Via John Michel, Sean Tay
Coven Chong Weng's insight:

From this article, i realise that with the right attitude, we can come up with all different kind of outcome in some situations. If your attitude is positive for everything, everything might just turn out the way that you want it. However if you have a negative attitude, things will not go the way you want it to and it might get even worse. Thus, i wonder why some people dont think with a positive attitude.

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vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:18 PM

From this article I can see that attitude is a very important factor in realizing in reaching the possibilities. When we want to do something we must do it with a positive thought that way we will be able to achieve what we want to. Thus what we think is what we become so if we think positively the results would be a positive one and if we think negatively in the result would be a negative one. I would conclude that attitude is everything.

Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:23 AM

I can see that when people are awlays being exposed to negative thoughts and information, they tend to make bad choices due to their negative thoughts, affecting the way he or she lead their life. This cause people to feel demoralised , which will also affect the way they think.Thus, it is important to think positive, and see the brighter side of life. This will allow people to strive towards their goal, and have their desired outcome. I think attitude plays a important role in the way we think. i wonder why do people not think the positive side of life.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:59 AM

After reading this article, I realized that positive attitude is needed to determine the life we're living in and also the possibilities that we can achieve. Many people may be affected in their life due to the negative thoughts and attitude that they have, if they had positive attitude in all the things they do, they would live a better life and discover things that they might have never discovered before. These positive attitude and thoughts leads to finding even more possibilities and lead us to the right path onto our future.

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Ending Child Poverty

Ending Child Poverty | Poverty assignment_Coven Chong | 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
Coven Chong Weng's insight:

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 .

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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.

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, September 27, 2014 12:48 AM

Childhood poverty is a growing issue right here in America. I'm excited to be connecting with the Nonprofit Assistance Center next month to get the ball rolling on fulfilling my dreams of catering to the needs of these children and help working single parent overcome obstacles, revaluate their situations, renew their thinking, and improve their lives.

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Global development podcast: are we on the brink of a new global food crisis?

Global development podcast: are we on the brink of a new global food crisis? | Poverty assignment_Coven Chong | Scoop.it

The World Bank says soaring food prices have already pushed millions more people into extreme poverty this year.


Via Chua Chong Yih
Coven Chong Weng's insight:

I see that the increase of the food pricing is one of the many reasons why there are people who go in poverty. An good example of a country that is in this state is india. In my opinion, we can help them by being more aware of the money we spend on food as i guess that is one of the reasons why there is a increase in the food pricing

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Chua Chong Yih's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:46 AM

I see that the one of the reasons that more and more people are being pushed into extreme poverty is due to the rise in food prices. India, is a very good example where more than a quarter of the world's hungry people lives. I think that the soaring in food prices will definitely affect us whether we are poor or rich, and therefore we need to be more aware of what we spend our money on. I wonder what is the cause of the soaring in food prices and what we can do such that it does not affect us that much.

Lynn Keok's curator insight, January 17, 2014 3:31 AM

People from around the world going hungry. Their crops are dying due to climate change. Having no farmland as the government uses it for other purposes also adds to this cause. Babies are also being born dead due to the malnutrition of the mother. I think that the government of that country should do something about it, like give some of the land back to the farmers to plant their crops or maybe even to the extend of importing food from other countries to eliminate poverty. I wonder if the government is doing anything to help these people now, and that is there going to be any change if they read this article?

Shiya Watanabe's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:12 AM

After reading this article I realize that the destituition around the world is slowly becoming a global issue. This article made me look more closely at the lived experience of those in poverty and suffering from starvation in third world countries. Eating is the simplest, most natural of acts, akin to breathing and walking upright. We sit down at the dinner table, pick up a fork, and take a juicy bite, obliv­ious to the double helping of global ramifications on our plate. To think that people lack something as basic and necessary as food makes me realize how the conditions in other countries differ from Singapore by so much. While food prices soar, more people suffer and is pushed to the brink of extreme poverty, this makes me realize how lucky I am to have a roof over my head, to have parents to provide for me and most importantly, to have dinner on the table. 

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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_Coven Chong | 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
Coven Chong Weng's insight:

I see that the people are very poor and also as they are living in the desert, they do not have sufficient water to drink which is very important to our daily life for different kind of uses. I wonder if the government actually help them to think of a solution to not let the people suffer from dehydration.

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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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Rising living costs exposing more families to poverty, report finds

Rising living costs exposing more families to poverty, report finds | Poverty assignment_Coven Chong | Scoop.it
LIVING costs for some Australian households have far outpaced CPI figures over the past six years, exposing more people to the risk of poverty, a new report says.

Via Michael Chitty, Chua Chong Yih
Coven Chong Weng's insight:

I see that one of the reasons of poverty is because of unemployment going on and also the salary being too low that is not enough for the people's spendage of their basic needs and daily neccessities. I wonder if government have introduce new industries to secure jobs and also to lessen the unemplyment rate .

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Yansheng Xu's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:12 AM

I think one of the reasons for poverty is there is unemployment going on and salary is too low. Living costs includes essentials like food, health, education, housing and daily neccessities are rise. People do not have enough money to pay for their basic needs. I wonder if government have introduced incentives to to ensuresocialstability such as create more jobs and control the prices.

Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:44 AM

the costs for the substantial needs of daily necessacities have been increasing rapidly which is causing poverty to many families. they have been having a lack of a few things that were once affordable and now expensive.by increasing the price of everything like this there is also going to be a loss in the market as many families are unable to afford the high cost. 

Lynn Keok's curator insight, January 17, 2014 4:10 AM

Prices of essential items are rising and low income families are struggling to make ends meet, leaving themselves with no savings. Even though the government is trying to help the situation by offering alternative payment options and reviewing taxation and concessions, will this be enough to eliminate poverty in that country? I wonder how the people who control the prices would react when they hear about the people who are barely making ends meet, and what will they do about it?

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The Super-Committee’s Inaction: Implications for Ending Homelessness

"Federal resources in the short- and medium-term will be much scarcer, and it will be important to work together to maximize available resources for affordable housing and targeted homelessness programs and to increase coordination with mainstream programs like TANF, SSI, Medicaid, and SNAP (formerly food stamps)."


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I see that there is some people who that there are people in poverty and also started to help them by giving them a home so that they will have a place to stay in. I think that we should also do our best to help them as after all we are all human. Its hard to believe why would people refuse to help them .

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zarinah azeez's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:38 AM

Reading the article, i could see that these people have helped the poverty by giving them their need, especially giving them an apartment, but still not all are following such acts, but instead selfish to oneself. I think that everyone should bring out a helping hand, at least by donating some money to these poverty, allowing them to have meals and not let them starve to death so easily.

Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:51 AM

i feel that everyone should be ready and willing to lend a helping hand to others who are in need. firstly we need to put ourselves into the shoes of others. if we were them we would have also wanted donations. even though there are already some kind hearts, we should not relent and should provide for those in need. i feel that only we have the ability to help overcome poverty and if we put our mind soul and heart into it, it will work out and there will be lesser people in the world having to suffer.

Jolyn Chia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:03 AM

From this article, i can see that many people does not have a proper place to stay in. Those people living in poverty, could not afford money to buy or rent a place to stay in, therefore, some may sleep on the streets or in the garden. this makes me feel that why people couldnt lend a helping hand, just by providing a place for them to sleep, or even give them some money to rent a place. I also wonder why those people who doesnt have a place to sleep in, could not afford to rent a house? is it because they do not hold a job or are they too lazy to go and work? To me, You must work hard to acheive something instead of people lending you a helping hand and you couldnt stand up on your feet to help yourself, and you just wait there for people to keep helping you. You cant always rely on others.Depend on yourself.