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Poverty Drops With Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

A median of 85% of adults with a primary education or less in 38 sub-Saharan African countries lived on less than $2 per day in 2011, versus 62% of those with a secondary education.


Via Abraham Tumuti
Ng Wei Liang's insight:

As the title suggests, I think that poverty can be associated to the lack of education in children. As written in the text, a median of 85% of adults with a primary education or less are living on less than $2 per day (based on household income in international dollars), versus 62% of those with a secondary education. If the a person has no education, is illiterate, he will be less likely to get a job, thus getting no income, linking him back to poverty.

Education can change a life. It can make poor people get out of poverty.

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Leow Guo Shao's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:55 AM

I can see that the adults in Africa who have better education, are leading a better life than those who only had primary education or less, many of them are having more money to spent and many of them are having enough food to eat. I think that education is an important factor, they can get better jobs that give them more money when they have a better education, which can get them more money to spent. They are also more knowledgable when they have more education. I wonder why people refuse to have education when they have no money, they should perservere on, to work part-time to continue their education, so that they can have a better life when they get a better job in the future.

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Compare child poverty, health and neglect figures for Kent and Ottawa counties

Compare child poverty, health and neglect figures for Kent and Ottawa counties | Poverty Assignment_Ng Wei Liang | Scoop.it
Here's a look at 11 trends in child well-being in Kent and Ottawa counties from a new report by the Michigan League for Public Policy.
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From the text, I can see that due to the economic downturn of Kent and Ottawa, children living there have suffered. I think that the government should give a helping hand to more people who are in need, poor. I wonder what families will think of their children's safety?

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Pakistan’s water woes: A ticking time bomb

Pakistan’s water woes: A ticking time bomb | Poverty Assignment_Ng Wei Liang | Scoop.it
With approximately 55 million people living without clean water, alternative business models may provide the necessary solution.
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As the title is written, 'Pakistan’s water woes: A ticking time bomb', the lack of water in pakistan is like a ticking time bomb, slowly affecting and killing the people. Pakistan is lingering just above the water scarcity limit of 1,000 cubic metres per capita and the next few decades can see this figure falling by half.

Pakistan's increasing population will worsen the situation by rising demands of food and water. I think that if the quality of the water could change in pakistan, everyone will have enough water to drink.

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UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia

UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia | Poverty Assignment_Ng Wei Liang | Scoop.it
Services that combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education would be the most effective energy solutions in Asia and the Pacific,...

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Ng Wei Liang's insight:

From the article, I can see that the united nations are using their technologically advanced systems and equipments to help fight poverty in other countries.Nearly half the world’s population lacks reliable access to modern energy services. Energy services are often not affordable by the rural and urban poor and more than 20 percent of the global population, or 1.4 billion people, remain without access to electricity. This new services might help the poor people get out of chronic poverty.

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Benjamin Yap Kian Hwee's comment, February 4, 2013 7:51 AM
After reading this article, I see that the people are not able to pay for electricity. The government is helping them by building solar panels to collect energy from the sun. This will benefit many people, for example the children can study even after the sunset and the adults can use electrical appliances to cook food instead of using fire. Now the people can use the computer and connect to the outside world and let people know about what is poverty.
Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:08 AM

This method is viable, it will help many obtain cooked food, but. is this method viable in a way in cost effectiveness if we wanted to do this in a world wide scale to help everyone? I do not think so, but, it is still good as this project had helped many, thousands, or maybe millions. lives are saved, but maybe we could look for a new method to help them which is cost effective and needed by people affected by poverty.

Praveent Thamil Mani's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:21 AM

Support offered by government and non-government agencies to people to come out of the poverty line.

 

I see that a report by the UN Development Programme confirms that there can be no development without energy, and that poverty cannot be addressed sustainably without paying due attention to energy services.  The poor need energy to get out of poverty, but energy alone is not enough. The poor need support to generate income so that energy becomes affordable, which in turn will improve household living standards. Nearly half the world’s population lacks reliable access to modern energy services. I hope that this process speeds up and the poverty in the world is decreased.

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New programme aims to ease food shortage in Nepal

New programme aims to ease food shortage in Nepal | Poverty Assignment_Ng Wei Liang | Scoop.it
The government is partnering with local and international NGOs to feed people in the poorest regions when harsh winter conditions set in.
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From the webpage, I can see that people in nepal do not have enough to eat due to adverse weather during winter, no crops can grow. I am happy that the The Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP) under the Global Agriculture Fund (GAF) has recently agreed to provide Nepal with $46.5m to enhance food security in 20 food-deficit districts in hilly and mountainous regions of far- and mid-western Nepal. I think that the people in nepal will be vary grateful. They will not have to worry about the shortage of food during winter due to this ne programme.

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Tan Yong Ann's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:46 AM

From the webpage, I can see that people in nepal do not have enough to eat due to adverse weather during winter, no crops can grow. But the NGOs both locally and internationally are helping with food storage in Nepal for winter and thus is a good thing as the government is doing something good for the country.