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Agricultural Water Management Solutions for Poverty Reduction – #1 Motor Pumps

Agricultural Water Management Solutions for Poverty Reduction – #1 Motor Pumps | Poverty Assignment_Mohamed Ridhwaan | Scoop.it
awm-solutions.iwmi.org www.fao.org Around 70% of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are rural, and agriculture is often their only livelihood opportunity.

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Mohamed Ridhwaan's insight:

This is my fifth insight on Poverty, elaborating more on water supplies. How does water affect the poor people? We have learnt that living things need air, food and water for them to survive. If we think a bit deeper, this video has thought us how inter-dependent the food and water itself is. Stating briefly about the video, it shows that water and food most of the time is scarce. If they need food, they have to rely on water supply for agriculture.For the final product of agriculture, they either turn itito commerce or to feed themselves. But instead of these tedious works, they need water pump to lessen their efforts and gain more profit. If I were to be in charge of that particular region, I would either bring them to another region to live comfortable lives or make changes to ther surroundings just to make their lives easier. Importantly, we should learn that what ever God has blessed us with, we should be happy about that because people are dying just because that they do not have what we are blessed with. So, we should not be taking these things for granted.

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Nigel Leong's curator insight, February 1, 2013 7:17 AM

I find the video very interesting and enlightening. Even thought the video is short, I learnt a lot of things from it. It tells me the how much the people living in poverty is suffering and tells me ways to improve their lives. The people living in poverty have no water for farming and have to rely on the inconsistent rain or rely on nearby water which they have to collect with buckets to irrigate their fields. These kind of farming techniques do not make much money. However if we invest on water pumps for them, they would have a bigger farm which will give them more food and money which will thus improve their lifestyle and they will not suffer that much.

Austin Tay's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:58 AM

I find this video very informative. I learnt a lot of things from this video. It tells me about how much the people living in poverty is suffering. The farmers living in poverty have no water for farming and have to rely on the rain, which is unreliable, or on nearby water sources which they have to collect with bucket. However, this method of farming does not yield much crops for them to sell for money. The farmers who uses pumps to pump water to their farm have more crops to sell, but not many farmers know how to operate the pumps. Its tell me that by giving them some help, they can learn how to operate pumps so they can have more crops to sell, and to make more money. It would improve the lives of many people living in rural areas.

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A passion for learning lifts Kenyan youths out of poverty

A passion for learning lifts Kenyan youths out of poverty | Poverty Assignment_Mohamed Ridhwaan | Scoop.it
"In my old school they used to beat people." The memories of Rebecca Ikiru are crystal clear as she considers her life before KEY.
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This article clearly shows how important education is nowadyas. It has a great impact in our lives in a way or two. By the way, this is my second insight. I read from a book stating, " We are what our evvironment is...". It was from The 7 habits of highly effective teens by Sean Covey. If our environment is dirty, it represents us as dirty. If our environment was silent, it represents us as 'not talking much' people. This is what the quote exactly means. So, if the Keyan Youths' previous school was very mean and unfair, people have different perspection towards the school saying that students of this school are thought to mean and unfair too. Having a good attitude and character is what really attracted them to education. But nowadays, genorous people helping children getting them to the higher ends of studies not for profit are very rare to happen. So, I would like to conclude that eduation, attitude and character will have a huge impact on our future.

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Muhammad Kamil's curator insight, March 23, 2013 11:45 AM

this article clearly shows how important education is. Having a good attitude and character is what really attracted them to education. the really wanted to strive to be better. Nowadays people in the higher end dont have this drive this is a little scary as it may cause they to poverty... the teachers are also very good as they are concerned about their students. "A passion for learning lifts Kenyan youths out of poverty". i feel it is a good story. it can motivate students who are in poverty to get out of it.

Muhammad Kamil's comment, March 23, 2013 11:53 AM
this article clearly shows how important education is. Having a good attitude and character is what really attracted them to education. the really wanted to strive to be better. Nowadays people in the higher end dont have this drive this is a little scary as it may cause they to poverty... the teachers are also very good as they are concerned about their students. "A passion for learning lifts Kenyan youths out of poverty". i feel it is a good story. it can motivate students who are in poverty to get out of it.
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Youth, Poverty and Mental Health

The mental health issues people experience cannot be considered separately from areas of development such as education, emergency response, employment, and human rights.

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This is my third insigth on Poverty, eloaborating more on Health. Prophet Muhammad once said that we should take advantage of 4 things in our lives: Wealth before Poverty, Good Health before Sickness, Youth Before Old and Free Time before we are Busy. For now, I will take more about the ' Good Helath before Sickness' point. Why is it considered a advantage? Something we should all think about. For example, imagine you are bed-ridden and you have Final-Year Examintion on that day itself. How would you do the important papers? If you were mentally and physically fit, you could have done the paper because of your perfect health condition. So in short, if we have good health, there is a possibility that we could do anything. 

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Noemi Arlante Intes's curator insight, February 1, 2013 2:24 AM

 

My insight using see-think-wonder method. What I have saw, and read about this article is in a sentence is that mental health, has a huge impact on their physical health and the same vice versa. There is also the mental health among children that also affects not only their health, but the access to education. What I think that this is horrible way to act towards the people who are suffering. Just so because they have depression, conduct disorder or any other kind of mental illness, they don’t deserve to be shunned out of health insurance. What I wonder about this article? Are the government or the people who are in higher statuses who have heard about this are going let this happen? Do they even appear to know? Why are they restricting people who have mental health? Are they even doing anything at all? 

Daryl Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:36 AM

From the article, we can conclude that poverty and the state of one's mental and physical health are closely linked. Without question, the majority of people who experience mental and psychosocial disabilities live in poverty. They also face unreasonable barriers related to finding work or attending school. Due to these factors, they are far more likely to experience other health issues and premature death in comparison with the general population. I like that the writer gives good suggestions on how to improve outcomes for people with mental and psychosocial disabilities, and strategies to enhance the mental health of these young people.

Merci Goh's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:48 AM

Using the See Think Wonder routine. From This Acticle I can see that the majority of people who exprience mental and psychosocial disabilities live in poverty. They also experience poor physical health and are subjected to human rights violations as well. I think that people who have mental health are mostly due to the way they are treated by society as a whole. People who experience mental and psychosocial disabilities also experience restrictions to their abilities to access needed health and social care. The majority of people with mental health disabilities face unreasonable barriers related to finding work or attending school. Due to these factors, people with mental health disabilities are far more likely to experience other forms of disabilities as well and premature death in comparison with the general population. I wonder why do this people with Mental disabilities have to be treated differently from the others, they do not want to have this disabilities too. But yet people still make fun of them.


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Factcheck: How does the Coalition score on food poverty and living standards? | Full Fact

Factcheck: How does the Coalition score on food poverty and living standards? | Full Fact | Poverty Assignment_Mohamed Ridhwaan | Scoop.it
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This is my first insight for the poverty assignment. Reading this article left me in aghast! How can a well-developed country, U.S, have many people in need of food? That was my first question. My second qusetion was," Why don't the people in U.S help them?". But I think the government has done a great job in setting up that food bank. They have done a brilliant job. But, from my point of view, I think the goverment could have done even more to help those poor chaps out there since the government is in a "well-to-do" country. If I were to be given a place in the government, I would fright for setting up even more food banks just to help the needy people suffering in hunger.

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