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U.S. AID education/poverty infographic

U.S. AID education/poverty infographic | Poverty assingment by: Leong HuiYu | Scoop.it

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, RuiHan Chia
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I have always thought that education was important but I never realised that poverty could mean the difference between life and death. Without an educated mother, a child would have 50% less chance of surviving a terminal illness or medical condition.1/2 the chance to survive to age 5 and have a higher chance of getting AIDS as 3 times as many uneducated woman contract AIDS as compared to educated woman.Causing the children have a higher chance of contracting AIDS from thier mothers. Educated mothers would also make bigger and more useful contributions to the society and family as most woman spend about 90% of thier earnings on their families.

Wonder: Why does the government not step in to make sure that woman can get affordable/free education,

Why the government does not let more girls go to school although they make better contributions to the society.

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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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Seeing Possibilities

Seeing Possibilities | Poverty assingment by: Leong HuiYu | 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
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For this article, I can see that attitude is really everything, for everything we do, the attitude we have towards life is everything from hardworking to laziness, as long as we can apply the correct attitude for the correct event, we will be able to have the solutions to all problem. For example, if we have a positive attitude for studying, and a lousy attitude for gaming, the results we will get in life is very different than if visely versa. By having a positive learning attitude towards things that aare important, we will be able to see more possibilities as we will be willing to work hard to explore new ideas and possibilities.
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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.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:09 AM

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

» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology | Poverty assingment by: Leong HuiYu | 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 Khannea Suntzu, Emily Lau, Jocelyn Stoller
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After reading this article, I'm shocked to find out that poverty has such a great impact on mental illness.When people become jobless or fall ill and recieve government grants, they become stressed about money and the fact that even the social workers and others often encourage a person to remain “disabled” or in poverty to continue receiving the full benefitsof being jobless and feeding of the government's money.The financial programs also often discourage work or even looking for work, and punish the jobless financially because as soon as they  find work as the government grant will be cut off suddenly, leaving them with very little money and low income in most cases contributing to more people getting mental illnesses such as depression as the cannot handle stressful thought of not having money to support themselves. In this propective, I feel that the government is not thinking enough about it's people and that they should have a 'weaning' period for the people who were previously financially assistaed which may motivate more people to find jobs as thier income would not be cut off suddenly. This shows us the huge impact poverty has on mental health.

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Mohamed Hasir Marican's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:03 AM

Before i even read the article, i was suprised by the fact that poverty increases the rate of mental illness. The title alaso told me that this is being a vicious cycle. The concept of this article is that the more the rate of poverty, the more health issues the people face. The poor people also face social issues such as  living in violant neighbourhoods because of poverty. They can only afford to eat bad preserved foods as they are much cheaper than the nutrional foods. I have learnt to be more grateful for what i have after reading the article.

Joycelyn ت✡'s curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:02 AM

The picture depicts the poor sleeping on the pavement. Living in poverty allows one to face many challenges and difficulties in life. The article tells us the interconnection between poverty and mental illness. Living in poverty for a long period of time can cause health and mental issues too. You will stress out and worry about many problems regarding the lack of money, and not eating enough nutritional food which cost more than processed food. Mental health intervention programs are setup to alleviate people’s difficulties and improve their mental state. We should support these programs and help others to recover from poverty and mental illness by giving our support. The government should also do their part to look after the citizens and prevent poverty.

crystal chin jing's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:16 AM

Healthcare is one such essential need a government provides for its citizen. Health care is a public good which governments have to provide for the people, given the limited resources and competing need of the country. However in less developed countries, people do not have adequate basic health care facilities. One example is India, where diarrheal disease, lower respiratory infection, neonatal disorder, measles, HIV and tetanus are common. Even though the government tries to improve the situation, there are still insufficient doctors, nurses, clinic and medicine to meet the need of the people. I feel sympathizes for the people in India. Many lives were taken away due to insufficient healthcare facilities. I am concerned about the feeling of the people when their loves one was grievously taken away.  I feel very fortunate and lucky to live in Singapore where the government is better able to provide good quality health care for the citizen. 

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U.S. AID education/poverty infographic

U.S. AID education/poverty infographic | Poverty assingment by: Leong HuiYu | Scoop.it

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, RuiHan Chia
Hui Yu Leong's insight:

I have always thought that education was important but I never realised that poverty could mean the difference between life and death. Without an educated mother, a child would have 50% less chance of surviving a terminal illness or medical condition.1/2 the chance to survive to age 5 and have a higher chance of getting AIDS as 3 times as many uneducated woman contract AIDS as compared to educated woman.Causing the children have a higher chance of contracting AIDS from thier mothers. Educated mothers would also make bigger and more useful contributions to the society and family as most woman spend about 90% of thier earnings on their families.

Wonder: Why does the government not step in to make sure that woman can get affordable/free education,

Why the government does not let more girls go to school although they make better contributions to the society.

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

..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::.. | Poverty assingment by: Leong HuiYu | Scoop.it

Via Thaqiv Idraqie, Cheryl Lim, Sherry ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Tricia Chng
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Before reading this article, I already knew that many families in asia were very poor, but I was shocked to discover that about 0.8 billion people in asia were surviving on one dollar or less each day. They can work a whole day for less than a dollar while even the lowest paying job in sg pays $5 /h. I was also surprised to find that the poorer people living in India were still grouped by the caste system, this unfair system making many families remain poorer and poorer due to religious differences.The fact that nearly half of all the children in Asia are deprived from one of the four basic needs:water,food,shelter&health care shocked me, but while 600 million children under the age of 18 lacked access to one of these basic human needs,more than 350 million are deprived of two or more of these needs . What we view as everyday things, a home,healthcare,food and even water are scarce in other parts of Asia while we blatantly wasted food and water everyday. The fact that the children there are hardly educated makes the people unaware of the consequences of a large family, many families living in poverty are very big as they did not do family planning, resulting in them becoming poorer and poorer as they cannot support their families.As the population becomes bigger and bigger, the already scarce resources such as food, water and shelter become ever more scarce ,making the large but poor families unable to support themselves.In many countries in India,the government force is very weak because the country is just too big for the government to control leading to heavy corruption causing widespread poverty in the rural areas.

Wonder: Why is the government not doing anything to support the poor?

Why the government does not try to at least provide some primary education for the poor so that they would not bask in their ignorance their whole lives before continuing the endless cycle of poverty?

Why is the India government allowing the caste system to continue although they know that no religion is more important than the next, it is just what people choose to believe in?

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Yu Bixun's curator insight, February 2, 2013 8:52 AM

I can see that about two-third of the world's poorest people are from Asia. India had more than three hundred million of people living in poverty which is the greatest in the world. And because of this, many are uneducated with more time spent on fishing instead of studying. I think that wars are the main contributions to poverty as wars destroyed many farms, crops, settlements and people which caused many to be living in poverty. I think the children who are fishing or playing should attend schools as education can help them end their poverty state. People who are not in poverty state, we should excel in our studies and work hard in it as we are very lucky to be studying with proper education to look for job when we grow up. I wonder if regaining back their farms, industries and settlements could end their poverty state.

L.tak poon's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:12 AM

See-think-wonder

Form the above picture, i can see that there is an adult with 3 children in the picture taken above.It is pretty clear that the people above do not come form a wealthy family.Their clothing tells me that there are in a poor state of living..(see)


The children and the in the picture above did not smile when the picture is taken which i think that they are not happy. It may probally because needs are not met for their daily living.(think)


I wonder what there real problem is, weather is it because of money or other matter. I wonder if the goverment or anyone could help them in anyways.(wonder)

Tan Yang Heng Terence's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:18 AM

After reading this article, i realised another factor leading to poverty in India. It is the Hinduism belief of caste system in India. It is the main religion in India. India have the most amount of people living in poverty in a countrycomparing to the rest of the countries. Almost all of them living in poverty earned less than $1 a day. Long hours of work and effort is put to that $1 that does not seems much in our eyes. 522 millions of people of India are suffering this unbearable situation. This system prevents many people from trying to break their poverty. It is very unfair as not everyone is given a chance to start out equal. Why does the poverty of the previous generation have to burden the future generations? However, a stop to such practise is equivalent to the lost of the culture. Thus, they will never have a chance to break poverty. They will be continue to be despise by others at the top of the caste system. It is such injustice. 

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Gay rights: a world of inequality

Gay rights: a world of inequality | Poverty assingment by: Leong HuiYu | Scoop.it
Gay people still live in fear in many countries around the world – prejudice, torture and execution are common. Can two new legal and diplomatic campaigns change attitudes?

Via Phlipn Pagee, Samantha Chan
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From this article, I can see that many gays are treated very harshly and unfairly in many parts of the world. I find this very unfair as those people did not choose thier sexual orientation. I feel that those countries that treat gays badly do not have the right to judge, punish and execute them because of how they live thier sex life because they have no way to ever understand how the gays feel. I feel that we should all be understanding and embrace gays into our society as they just have different tastes, why should we judge them just because they like another of the same sex. We are all human in the end and we have no right to control how others want to live their lives, what matters is their character and content, not their appeareance and sexual orientation. By punishing and outcasting the gays, we will miss out many valuable people who might have been able to make a great contribution to our society.Afterall, arn't all religious books written by men? If so, what basisi do the muslims have to prove that homosexuality is not acceptable?
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Wan Ting Wong's curator insight, June 29, 2013 12:36 AM

I see from this article that there are still many countries that forbid gay or lesbian relationships and marriage. I think this is absurd. People have different mindset, different preferences, they should not have prejudice to such people. All of us are equal, if people of the same sex are truly in love with each other, what can you do to stop them from, even if people executes them, it does not mean that there would not be any gay relationships. The world should start accepting gays, if all gays were to get executed, many talents would be lost. Such people like ellen degeneres  is gay, when she still could be as successful as others could be. Therefore, people should not have prejudice to this people, as everyone is equal, they are just special. I wonder if homosexuals could be given equal benefits such as "normal" people, like marriage around the world.

Samantha Chan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:55 AM

This is my insight using see-think-wonder thinking routines. Many countries are preventing homosexuality with harsh law punishments. Everyone is different in their own ways, whether they like people of their own gender to their appearance and personality. If two people love each other, age and gender does not matter. Death penalty is harsh towards these people and it will also cause them great embarrassment, letting everyone know they are gay. Homosexuality is not something that can be controlled, the government should just let them be and not punish them. 

Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:42 AM
From this article, I can see that many gays are treated very harshly and unfairly in many parts of the world. I find this very unfair as those people did not choose thier sexual orientation. I feel that those countries that treat gays badly do not have the right to judge, punish and execute them because of how they live thier sex life because they have no way to ever understand how the gays feel. I feel that we should all be understanding and embrace gays into our society as they just have different tastes, why should we judge them just because they like another of the same sex. We are all human in the end and we have no right to control how others want to live their lives, what matters is their character and content, not their appeareance and sexual orientation. By punishing and outcasting the gays, we will miss out many valuable people who might have been able to make a great contribution to our society.Afterall, arn't all religious books written by men? If so, what basisi do the muslims have to prove that homosexuality is not acceptable?
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UK's food poverty revealed: nutrition falls as fruit and veg prices rise

UK's food poverty revealed: nutrition falls as fruit and veg prices rise | Poverty assingment by: Leong HuiYu | Scoop.it

Annual food survey shows that households are ditching fresh, healthy foods and 'trading down' to counter rising prices

The UK's poorest households are being disproportionately hit by the impact of soaring food prices, according to new government figures that also show the consumption of every major nutrient has fallen in the last four years.

In order to cut costs since 2007, UK households have bought less bread, lamb, beef, fish, fruit, vegetables, potatoes and alcoholic drinks – but more bacon.

The government's annual Family Food survey, which provides the most detailed annual snapshot of food and drink spending and consumption, found that weekly spending per person on all household food in 2011 was £27.99, an increase of 1.5% on the previous year. But because of price rises, that bought less food - 4.2% less in 2011 than in 2007.


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After reading this article, I'm surprised to find out that fresh food prices are rising while processed foods are becoming cheaper and cheaper.If processed foods are made from fresh foods, should'nt processed food be more expensive than fresh foods? The government should encourage people to eat fresh and healthy foos and lower the prices of fresh food as if the people are healthy, the government would spend less money on healthcare for the people. Many people buy processed foods because they are convenient, now,much more people buy it because it is cheaper,resulting in higher rates of diet-related problems, I feel that the government should take some action before it is too late as the unaffordable food causes many problems for the poorer people.

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:39 AM

Some countries with poverty benefitted from a tropical climate with lush vegetation and a diverse range of crops that grow all year round. This highlights just how important agriculture is to reducing poverty in some countries. As those who have poverty will have the vegetation and crops that they got and they can eat without searching for any vegetation and crops desperately. So the lesser the vegetation and crops import from other countries, the higher the price it can be.  The country should be part of the biggest exporters of a variety of products, and a much larger proportion of peoples should reap the fruits of this trade. In general, whenever the country experiences periods of economic growth, they match improvements in agriculture. It provides tons of food, jobs, raw material for other sectors (e.g. cattle) and higher income. Even today as the service sector is taking off; agriculture remains an important aspect in the country’s economy. Several studies confirmed what was obvious to everyone: people with larger farm land, those with access to loans or production assets, as well as people closer to local markets all showed much lower poverty rates than the rest. Integrating thousands of households into local markets and teaching more advanced agricultural techniques are also essential aspects to reducing poverty in some countries. In many ways this implies more government intervention, at least to invest in basic infrastructure such as roads and cheap public transportation so that people are given the opportunity to go to town and sell their crops.

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:45 AM

Nutrients are important, especially important for children when they need the nutrients to grow. Without these nutrients, people might have deficiency diseases due to lack of nutrients or obesity due to consuming junk food and sugary drinks. I think that household markets should have an affordable prices for average household families to buy their essential daily needs. If the prices of the products are continuously increasing, I doubt that any of the families will be able to afford it and both the families and the supermarket will suffer. In my opinion, I think that the government should manage the rising prices of products in the supermarket, instead of helping out the families with financial difficulties as a larger number of people will benefit.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 1:04 PM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this article, I can see that many people are starting to not consume or buy fruits and vegetables, because they are increasing in price and instead bought quite unhealthy food. I believe this is because if the lack of harvest, thus the markets are selling things at a higher price.

It makes me think of the other countires which have fuits and vegetables of the same pricing as usual, why do people still not want to buy them? They know that fruits and vegetables are healthy for them. This also brings back to the point where the lack of money does not let one eat well and healthily.

I wonder if the country can import more fuirts and vegetables from other countires so that they have more to sell, and that they would not have to increase the price of the things which they are selling.

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To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital

To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital | Poverty assingment by: Leong HuiYu | 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, RuiHan Chia
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I knew beforehand that water is a very important resource but I did not know that some people in the world have to travel days just to get a few buckets of water, and even then, the water is unfit for consumption people get diarrhea. Many poor women in the world spend a huge part of thier time walking long distances just to get dirty water while they could spend their time doing more productive things, such as looking after her children or farming.The time saved by having close sources of clean water could make a life changing difference, remaining in the endless cycle of poverty, or breaking out of the cycle, as many women spent about 90% of their money supporting their family, it is important for woman to have resources that they need, so they can focus more time and attention on their families. By having clean water, many people who get sick drinking contaminated water will also be able to work more productively.

Wonder:Why can't the men work harder to support thier families/ fetch the water instead of being useless?

Can the government do more to help those without water?

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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