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How only small NGOs can address unmet needs | whydev.org

How only small NGOs can address unmet needs | whydev.org | Poverty Assignment_ Law Say Hwee | Scoop.it
How only small NGOs can address unmet needs | Committed to getting aid and development right.
Law Say Hwee's insight:

This is my insight using the Connect-Extend-Challenge thinking routine.

Connect: As the title suggests, small NGOs actually succeed more in helping meet unmet needs. This is probably due to larger NGOs targeting long term goals and not focusing enough to current prospects. It may also be due to the fact that larger NGOs whose funding is usually in millions of dollars, compared to smaller NGOs raising funds of only close to a third of a million. These large NGOs are also more famous.

Extend: I learned to even though small NGOs don’t have much funding, they can also play a part in making society a better place by creating more opportunities for poor people. These opportunities, however small, will definitely have an impact on people’s lives.

Challenge: I wonder if there are ways of getting more funding for smaller NGOs as after all, they are also making a difference in this world so people should also donate to them. All in all, the purpose of having an NGO is to give people a change to provide for other people even if they are not politicians. 

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Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world

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A new report from Oxfam sheds light on rapidly growing extreme inequality and how it worsens poverty around the world, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott prepares to spruik Australia’s G20 agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

Via David Ting
Law Say Hwee's insight:

This is my insight using the Connect-Extend-Challenge thinking routine.

Connect: I have known that poverty will always increase in a developing country as the income gap between rich and the poor will always be increasing. This is due to the fact that most rich people always love to avoid paying the taxes they are supposed to. This leads to increased poverty as it stops the economy of that country from developing properly.

 Extend: However, I did like to believe that not all the rich man in the world do not declare taxes or hide behind tax havens. If they did this, there is no way the economy of their country can even be developing. There are, as we know, many kind-hearted rich people around, the philanthropists who are willing to donate their earnings to a worthy cause. They will not avoid declaring taxes if they donate to charity regularly.

Challenge: I wonder whether the rich people are doing this deliberately or ignorantly. If they knew the negative effect of what they are doing, will they stop and ponder before not declaring all their taxes?

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David Ting's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:37 AM

It is loathsome knowing that the world has generated the richest 1% that have used their wealth to their advantage; it determines their democratic processes and drive policies which pivorts people to be directed to them. The rich are the ones that gets priority to almost everything and that leaves the poor to altercate over what is left.

Zhao bibo's comment, January 28, 2014 10:59 PM
That is true .In developed and developing countries alike, the lowest tax rates, the best health and education and the opportunity to influence are being given to the rich and their children. The impact of extreme inequality is most keenly felt in developing countries where missing out means remaining trapped in the cycle of extreme poverty. But such deep inequality is not inevitable, and it can and must be reversed quickly.
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Poverty and Education « ChalkBloggers

Poverty and Education « ChalkBloggers | Poverty Assignment_ Law Say Hwee | Scoop.it
This past week we were all reminded that it has been 50 years since LBJ declared the war on poverty. He famously said, “Our aim is not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it.” With 22% of Oregon kids in poverty, ...
Law Say Hwee's insight:

This is my insight using the Connect-Extend-Challenge thinking routine.

Connect: I knew that children born into difficult environment will usually not strive in their studies. This is due to a number of factors such as parents’ addictions, taking care of siblings and not being able to explore the world much. They will also have no motivation to do well in school due to the circumstances they are in.

Extend: I found out that even in the US, a developed country, there are actually schools where 90% of the students come from low income backgrounds. That is highly unexpected in a developed country as it is thought that they would have solved these problems by now.

Challenge: I wonder whether their government gives any scholarship or education grants for students from low income backgrounds. This would help them in their studies.

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