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U.S. AID education/poverty infographic

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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?       


Via Seth Dixon, Xin Rong
Tammy Sim's insight:

I feel that this infographic is artistic and allusive. It clearly shows us that the only way for us to get out of poverty is through education. It tells us the importance of education and the need to study hard. Similarly, i strongly feel that the need to study hard not only applies to the poor but it also applies to us as well. Even though Singapore is known as one of the richer countries in the world, poverty is also susceptible to us as well. If we do not study hard and get academic qualifications, we might also fall into the state of poverty. Still, I am encouraged upon hearing that there is ultimately a way for us to overcome poverty. As long as one studies hard with the guidance of educated family members and teachers around him/her, he would be able to score well, attain academic qualifications, get a sustainable job and escape from poverty. However, I wonder about the challenges people face in getting employed. Since more and more people are studying harder just to get out of poverty or to get a higher pay, wouldn't this limit the chances of the poorer ones getting employed due to a competition for jobs in this field?

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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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U.S. AID education/poverty infographic

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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?       


Via Seth Dixon, Xin Rong
Tammy Sim's insight:

I feel that this infographic is artistic and allusive. It clearly shows us that the only way for us to get out of poverty is through education. It tells us the importance of education and the need to study hard. Similarly, i strongly feel that the need to study hard not only applies to the poor but it also applies to us as well. Even though Singapore is known as one of the richer countries in the world, poverty is also susceptible to us as well. If we do not study hard and get academic qualifications, we might also fall into the state of poverty. Still, I am encouraged upon hearing that there is ultimately a way for us to overcome poverty. As long as one studies hard with the guidance of educated family members and teachers around him/her, he would be able to score well, attain academic qualifications, get a sustainable job and escape from poverty. However, I wonder about the challenges people face in getting employed. Since more and more people are studying harder just to get out of poverty or to get a higher pay, wouldn't this limit the chances of the poorer ones getting employed due to a competition for jobs in this field?

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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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To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital

To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital | Poverty Assignment_(Tammy Sim) | Scoop.it
Eradicating poverty can involve many varied and innovative approaches according to circumstance. But a universal factor is that development of livelihoods depends on communities enjoying good health and access to education.

Via Sylvain Rotillon, Xin Rong
Tammy Sim's insight:

This article has created a huge impact on me. It has changed my perspective of things drastically. As someone who has always taken water for granted, I feel apologetic to these people. In Singapore, many do not treasure water. They do not use water sparingly. Instead, they waste large amounts of water on a daily basis. In factories, we discard a considerable amount of processed water. We see it as dirty and used water which cannot be recycled or used anymore. However, these water is very precious in the poor people's eyes. They would be elated to even drink this water so as to prevent themselves from dying of dehydration. I feel sympathetic to know that such things we do not cherish can mean so much to the poor. Water is linked to poverty as without clean and drinkable water, children would fall sick and become more prone to other illnesses and diseases. It is essential for children to be in the pink of health to allow them to attend school and receive a proper education to escape poverty. Also, being healthy enables them to save on medical costs. Having clean water also enable families to grow plants and crops which can fetch money. This can also help them secure a monthly income. I reckon that governments should put in more effort to look into their countries' situations and make changes to their way of governing the people. They should put the welfare of these people in higher regard and show greater care and concern for these people by taking measures to improve this situation. To sum it up, i feel that everyone in this world should do their part to help the poor by using water sparingly and conserving water by reusing, reducing and recycling it.

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Bryan Lau's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:07 AM
From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water. 
Jasmine Ng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:11 AM

From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water.

Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:04 AM

After seeing the article, we should realise how fortunate we are when we have a tap with an unlimited supply of water thanks to our goverment, while we look at these people. They travel miles to get water and some even drink dirty water, this shows us that help must be given to these people as they are suffering although they actually can have clean water, its just that we are not acting to help them. Will the world help them, or would they just simply say ''its not my problem'' , this will depend of you, people could be saved if you just take it to concern and help out

 

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..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::..

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Via Xin Rong
Tammy Sim's insight:

This article tells me how dominant poverty is among people living in Asia. Countless people survive on less than a dollar a day. It was apalling to hear about individuals whose plights are dependent on their religions. Although the caste system is now anachronous, it is admittingly used in India to dictate a family's precedence. Emphatically, this aids in improving the poverty situation in these countries. I feel that poverty in such countries is certainly not one's desire but one's fate. Hence, living on scraps of food is inevitable. Being uneducated, they lack the knowledge of telling the difference between the good and the bad. Hence, they are unable to see the need in studying hard, breaking free from poverty and striving for a better future. This makes me feel extremely contented and blessed for all that i possess.

 

I wonder:

 

1. Why is the government not taking any measures to mitigate this situation?

 

2. Shouldn't people from richer countries come to these countries and advocate the importance of education to children so as to enable them to break free from poverty?

 

3. Why do these people accept their fate just like that? Why don't they find means to seek help from the higher authorities?

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Xin Rong's curator insight, January 31, 2013 6:55 AM

Reading this article, i can see how widespread poverty is around Asia. Many live with less than a dollar a day. I was shocked that there are families whose circumstances is decided by religion. The caste system that has long been outdated is still used in India to determine whether the family stays poor in that caste as their parents were or moving up. Suprisingly this actually helped to reduce poverty. I think that being poor in such countries is not what they desire but was already in place. there are many of these people in Asia that live on scraps of food. As these children are not educated, hence they do not know what is right and what is wrong. Futhermore, if their parents are no educated the parents all the more do not know what to tell the children and hence it affects how the children see life as. There is no one to stress to the children of being able to escape poverty if they are educated. Seeing this makes make feel glad for what I have. I sympathise with them for their situation. I have learnt from this article that many things play a part in determining whether the family is poor or not.

 

I wonder:

 

1) this is something so widespread, how can the government not know about this and try to alleviate this situation?

 

2) Why doesn't anyone stress to them the importance of being educated and that it could get them out of poverty?

 

3) Why does the government act like by-standers watching the caste system put in place as being the determining factor of poverty of the peopleand not doing anything?

 

 

 

 

 

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, January 31, 2013 9:24 PM

This article on the website tells us that many people in Asia are living in poverty with nearly half of Asian kids.  They are all deprived of food, safe drinking water, shelter, health and education. People in India should fight for their living rights and not follow the caste system placed for them, for it is an unfair classification to people in India. Everyone should have a right to fight for what they need and apply for jobs so as to earn money for a living.

Theodore Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 9:59 AM

This article on the website tells us that many people in Asia are living in poverty with nearly half of Asian kids.  They are all deprived of food, clean drinking water, shelter, health and education. People in India should fight for their living rights and not follow the caste system placed for them, for it is an unfair classification to people in India. Everyone should have their rights to fight for what they need and apply for jobs so that they can earn money for a living.

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» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology

» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology | Poverty Assignment_(Tammy Sim) | Scoop.it
There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

Via britishroses, Xin Rong
Tammy Sim's insight:

Health is a person's mental and physical condition, also known as the state of being free from illnesses or injuries. It is undeniably linked to the health conditions and issues a person might possibly have. It concerns the physical, as well the mental health of a person. My heart goes out to those people who have to sleep along the streets and pavements. These people can only wait in hope that people will show concern for them by donating small amounts of money to them. Yet, they are unable to do anything to improve their situation due to the lack of education. It is in a way a cause of mental illnesses some people might possess. These people usually suffer from depression. Their minds are always filled with negative thoughts which keep surfacing in their minds. This causes their mental state of health to deteriorate and them to lose hope in breaking free from poverty. Hence, they continue to accept their fate and do nothing to improve their situations. As they continue to grow hungry, they suffer from more serious diseases which harms their immune systems. I believe that we should always lend a helping hand to these people and respect them like any other human being.

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. Their lives are stressful. They are both witness to and victims of more violence and trauma than those who are reasonably well off, and they are at high risk of poor general health and malnutrition. The converse is also true: When people are mentally ill, they are at increased risk of becoming and/or staying poor. They have higher health costs, difficulty getting and retaining jobs, are less productive at work, and suffer the social stigma and isolation of mental illness. There are different types of interventions undertaken in several low and middle-income places. The authors first looked at programs intended to improve individual or family economic status and monitored changes in measures of mental health including stress and depression in adults, childhood behavior problems, childhood cognitive development, and adolescent self-esteem.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Poverty not only affects the person physically but also mentally as the person will feel more stress with the unknown future, whether they will live or die.  Since their fate cannot be controlled by them, they will have the insecurity and would be more prone to suffer from mental illness. I think that these people should at least be given a chance to earn some money. It is saddening when you see all those people living in poverty lying at the sides of the streets. However, do the people feel this way for them? 

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:06 AM

This article shows that poverty led to both mantal illnesses and diseases. They have suffer hunger and stress causing both diseases and emotional breakdowns.They lost their family, friends and belongings. I just wonder what can be done to make their lives happy.

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The nutrition puzzle

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IN ELDORADO, one of São Paulo’s poorest and most misleadingly named favelas, some eight-year-old boys are playing football on a patch of ground once better known for drug gangs and hunger.

Via Flora Moon, Xin Rong
Tammy Sim's insight:

Food, defined as any nutritious substance that any people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain plant and growth, plays a significant role in our lives. Through this article, I now know that many people in this world suffer from malnutrition.This is mainly due to the fact that these people are unable to afford food for themselves. Most of the time, children live on empty stomachs. Only during some ocassions do they receive food from their teachers when they go to school. Adversely, the rich are able to afford expensive and nutritonal food for themselves. As the number of people entering the poverty state increases, the number of people who can afford food decreases. This results in people being unable to obtain food for their consumption. Hence, no matter how i perceive this situation, I still feel that poverty to a large extent, linked to food. Nonetheless, it is heartening to see people from other countries, reaching out to these people by helping them to face this situation of poverty.

 

I wonder:

 

1. How can i contribute to help these poor people?

 

2. What right do mother-in-laws have to decide the children's diet?

 

3. Shouldn't mothers be the ones who make this decision since they know their children the best?

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Xin Rong's curator insight, January 31, 2013 6:31 AM

Food as the main source of nutrition for all humans is very important. From this article i can see that many around the world are suffering from malnutrition. The reason for this is that many who are in poverty are unable to afford food for themselves. Many children only get food when they go school if they do no go to school they do not get any food to eat and starve. On the contrary, those who are rich are able to afford expensive food and also nourishments for themselves. These who are poor many eat scraps of food from leftovers, not knowing whether the food is edible or not. As more and more people are going in to poverty and those in poverty are going deeper, the purchasing power that these people hold decreases and hence prices of food rises resulting in these poorer people being unable to buy food. These are the reasons why i think poverty is linked to food. Also, a good thing to know is that there are those out there who are offering help to these people, helping them to cut hunger.

 

Lastly, I have been wondering :

1) Is there anything we as students can do to help?

2) Why is the diet of the family set by the mother-in-laws rather than the children's mother?

3) Why couldn't neighboring richer countries try to help poorer countries such as this?