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SNP announce £114m investment in children's future | Scottish National Party

SNP announce £114m investment in children's future | Scottish National Party | Poverty | Scoop.it

Labour is refusing to help children facing poverty after attacking the SNP Government’s £114million package that will significantly expand free school meals and childcare provision.


Via Peter A Bell
Jarrod Liew Jian Le's insight:

This shows that people out there are willing to help those in need of poverty by donating money or making plans to help children in poverty who has to worry about when is their next meal

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Ezra Yeoshua's curator insight, January 20, 2014 9:20 AM

I see that a large amount of money has been invested to children's future. I think that SNP is really thinking about the future of their country and that this is a great development and is a start of greater progress. I think that Labour does not care about the children of Scotland and they do not deserve to lead. I wonder how happy and grateful the children and parents will be when they hear about the free school meals and childcare provisions offered.

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Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world

Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world | Poverty | Scoop.it
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 W. Robert de Jongh
Jarrod Liew Jian Le's insight:

i used to think that poverty was only in some countries like africa, but now i can see that poverty is rising all over the world due to rapidly growing inequality

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Clair Koh's curator insight, January 26, 2014 3:43 AM

What i know is that poverty is poor and it is all over the world. People out there are suffering from hunger and they do not have a proper home and food. They food they eat are leftovers from garbages and dustbins. What if we could help them. Each person could donate $1 yes it is a small amount but there are tons of people living in Singapore. It could add up to more than a million. It could saves the lives of many. But what makes me wonder is why do some people not care or bother to help at all. Maybe some are really poor themsevles but what about the rich? Some do not care. Another thing is why is the rate of poverty not decreasing. Why can they not have a life better than a homeless and starving one.

Ang Marcus's comment, January 27, 2014 8:43 PM
From my point of view, selfishness that greeds over money around the world causes an unequal distribution of wealth in this world. However, I totally disagree about donating money to them. What they need is skills, not money. You can use the money to make a project on raising skills for people living in poverty.
m naw 's comment, January 28, 2014 10:32 PM
Yes. i agree with you totally and I believe that the origin of poverty rooted from people's selfishness. This selfishness that greeds over money causes an inequal distribution of wealth in this world. Many rich people have too much money that they spend it anyhow while people that are poor dont even have enough money to support the family. I think the rich should really donate to those that are poor.<br><br> Have everything for yourself that you may enjoy your life while "unfortunate" people pass away everyday because of the lack of money and resources OR use your wealth and donate them to these unfortunate people thus helping in the balancing of wealth in this world so that you and these people in poverty both may live a comfortable life. It's not about choices, it's responsibility.
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How Poverty Impacts Students' Test Scores, In 4 Graphs

How Poverty Impacts Students' Test Scores, In 4 Graphs | Poverty | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed that while national test scores are slightly improving, most fourth- and eighth-graders around the country are not proficient in math and reading, and a...

Via Everlyn Chia Yee Hui
Jarrod Liew Jian Le's insight:

From this article, i can see that children in pvoerty will have a less conducive environment to study in and this will then affect their learning process as comapred to those who have a conducive environment to study in as the children in poverty will most probably be worried about whether can they or their parents find food for their next meal.

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Olivia Win's comment, January 28, 2014 10:56 PM
this article tells me that poverty affects the education and studies of students. those people who gains from free or reduced subsidies usually obtain lower or worse results than those who does not gain free subsidies. i believe that poverty affects education as most probably, those students are much more stressed and hungry than the rest. i think that we should helped the poverty students as usually, the people around them are not very educated and they wont have much people to clear their doubts.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 2:34 AM
I agree with Jarrod Liew. Those suffering from poverty have troubles learning as they are not well equipped with food. Hungry children cannot learn/study properly. The government should provide financial assistance to these children and help better educate them. Not only should the government help them financially, but also mentally. I also agree with Boyd's insight. If these children are very distracted due to the problems at home, they will not be able to concentrate properly.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 2:38 AM
"What if the cure for Cancer was trapped inside the mind of someone who can't afford an education"