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Poverty in the suburbs: Hidden and growing - CBS News

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Poverty in the suburbs: Hidden and growing
CBS News
The suburbs are home to the fastest growing group of people living in poverty.

Via Homestretch Inc
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Another article about people doing good deeds for the community. I saw people, queuing up for food. I read the caption, I could say nothing but "wow". Those people, were receiving food for free. Receiving turkey and the fixings for their Thanksgiving meals. I ended up with a smile.

 

It is so happy to see that out there, there are still people paying back to the society, helping out those less fortunate. This spirit seems to further emphasise the sympathy of human with one another. For those who are Christians, Thanksgiving, is such an important day. Those poor cannot afford a meal, we give them the meal. That is how nice the people in the Food Bank of Alameda are.

 

If one can do this, the other can absolutely do the same. WIth this keeps going on and on, care for others, together we will clear poverty around the Earth

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Homestretch Inc's curator insight, July 23, 2013 3:52 PM

Poverty has become a blanket term for poor, run down, probably homeless family. This article demonstrates evidence against that. With lower paying jobs coming to a place with rising cost of living, then of course eventually people will no longer be able to keep up. That is a much different outlook that what has become the normin society. It is important to realize that poverty happens everywhere, for all types of reasons not because someone was lazy, didn't work or have a high school degree. 

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The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping Upward

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping Upward | POVERTY ASSIGNMENT by LE HONG PHUC | Scoop.it
The Census Bureau has reported that one out of six Americans lives in poverty. A shocking figure. But it's actually much, much worse.

Via The Ryno
Le Hong Phuc's insight:

Knowing half of the the Americans are living in poverty is shocking. The United States of America has been well known for its long history and strong foundation in both economy and industry, and now, it's one of the most developed countries all around the World. Then how does poverty even exist?

 

Reading throughout the article and it seems like it is more depends on their wages, as well as social expenses and other bills. The bottom half families are not earning enough for their living and are deep in dept, while the top half are making much more but when it comes to and end, all reduced to nearly zero. This is something must have concerned the government. 

 

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The Ryno's curator insight, May 28, 2013 12:07 PM

More than half of Americans live in or near poverty levels, but our government is going out of its way to cut programs that help, including food stamps that help 47 million people. 

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UNICEF - Millennium Development Goals

UNICEF - Millennium Development Goals | POVERTY ASSIGNMENT by LE HONG PHUC | Scoop.it

Reducing poverty starts with children.

Poverty hits children hardest. While a severe lack of goods and services hurts every human, it is most threatening to children’s rights: survival, health and nutrition, education, participation, and protection from harm and exploitation. It creates an environment that is damaging to children’s development in every way – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Some regions of the world have more dire situations than others, but even within one country there can be broad disparities – between city and rural children, for example, or between boys and girls. An influx or tourism in one area may improve a country’s poverty statistics overall, while the majority remains poor and disenfranchised.


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Le Hong Phuc's insight:

Seeing a picture of a young boy in his old stained sweater, holding his hands tightly inside the sleeve sitting on the rooftop. He is surely a poor child, I told myself. His eyes speak out, he seems like not having enough warmth or food to fill up his stomach that has been empty since when! The background of houses, steel roofs, substandard walls and paint work, it’s a poor neighbourhood.

I have seen worse, young children living beneath the bridge, or those as young as primary 2 students walking along the streets selling chewing gums and tissue paper for a live. I have seen some sleep by the roads, despite the cold weather and the nonstop flow of noisy transportation. As children, they do not deserve that. They have the right to survive, the right to access healthcare, education, have the right to participate in any activities for their age, and the right to be protected. Looking at them I see a paradoxical image of me. From the bottom of my heart I ask myself what justice has been done, that leaves those children suffer? Global organizations have set up the rights for children, but I do not see those rights being carried out, or at least at some area.

UNICEF, is a global organization working on helping children, they step in. By creating countless plans and frameworks, they are striving to give the poor children a better life. Yes providing food, necessities, amenities, water, sanitation, healthcare, housing, and last but not least, education. UNICEF also has raised awareness around the world, and helped effect policies for children’s well-being.

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Yansheng Xu's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:48 AM

From the picture, i see a child is wearing a jacket, hugging his own knees with Innocent eyes.There are lots of poor places while families are living in the streets, while poor children are abandoned to their own fates. Everyone has the right to help the poor, every child should deserve a help like food needed, clean water or good health care.  If the whole world knows about this, would they think of ways to help them or just sit back and watch. I wonder that what should the government do to help them.

Ryan Ho's curator insight, January 18, 2014 5:52 AM

  There are so many other articles out on the internet talking about poverty. I chose this one as i feel poverty affects the children the most. For example, children living in the Khewa district of Afghanistan (formerly Taliban controlled).From my knowledge the girls were not allowed to have an education and the boys only received religious education. Such things will affect them in the future like not being able to get a job, thus going into poverty. Luckily UNICEF works with the government on developing broad national planning frameworks like Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and Sector-wide Approaches to Programming (SWAPs) by doing legislative reforms.

Leong Lwl's curator insight, January 25, 2014 1:18 AM

After reading this article,i find that actually poverty is a very dangerous "illness" because if this happen to children , it may cause all these : a severe lack of goods and services hurts every human, it is most threatening to children’s rights: survival, health and nutrition, education, participation, and protection from harm and exploitation. It creates an environment that is damaging to children’s development in every way – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.

i hope that it will get better and people in the poverty able to get out from it .

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A 10-Year Mission: End Homelessness - Virginia Connection Newspapers

A 10-Year Mission: End Homelessness - Virginia Connection Newspapers | POVERTY ASSIGNMENT by LE HONG PHUC | Scoop.it

A 10-Year Mission: End Homelessness Virginia Connection Newspapers Our Fairfax-Falls Church community is one of the most affluent in the country. Our schools are second to none. We are the home for many Fortune 500 businesses.


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Le Hong Phuc's insight:

What a great work they are working on, giving back to the community, helping who deserve a helping hand. They came up with a proper plan with a clear outcome - to eliminate homelessness in the area. They are trying hard to help out those are in needs. 

 

By partnering with other non-profit assosiations, companies, businesses, communities and government, they are creating a better live, doing amazing things.

 

Closing the article and I asked myself, where are the others, where are those people who do great things, the people who care for their commnity and neighbourhood. The rest should take Fairfax-Falls Community as an example, and then strive on to create equality among us. None deserve to suffer from poverty!

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Jasmine Choo's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:35 AM

It is great what they are working on, giving back to the community, helping those who deserves a helping hand. They came up with a proper plan with a clear outcome - to eliminate homelessness in the area. They are trying their best to help out those who are in need. By partnering with other non-profit assosiations, companies, bussinesses, communities and government, they are creating better lives for these people and doing amazing things to help them out. People who want to do great should take Fairfax-Falls Community as an example, striving to create equality amongst us.

 

NO ONE DESERVES TO SUFFER FROM POVERTY!

Lim Wan Qi's comment, January 27, 2014 11:34 PM
I agree with what Jasmine said. People should not suffer poverty.
Casey Tan's comment, January 28, 2014 10:40 PM
nope
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Lawmaker Wants Poor Kids to Sweep Floors for Their School Lunch - The Stir

Lawmaker Wants Poor Kids to Sweep Floors for Their School Lunch - The Stir | POVERTY ASSIGNMENT by LE HONG PHUC | Scoop.it
Lawmaker Wants Poor Kids to Sweep Floors for Their School Lunch
The Stir
He thinks kids who come from families with incomes so low that the qualify for free lunch should start working for their PB&J!

Via Kay Lehmann
Le Hong Phuc's insight:

Finished reading the title  and I confused my mind, "This must be a joke". Then i opened the link and read fully the article, opposite from expected, this is true, they want those poor kid labour in order to EARN their free meals. That is shocking.

 

As a student myself I strongly believe that kids' main purposes are to be well-educated for their future, and to enjoy their childhood. So what on Earth are these lawmakers thinking when they came up with that ridiculous idea, making kids to clean and sweep for canteens and cafeterias. These people are out of their mind. Maybe their parents cannot support their kids much, but for sure they do not want their kids to be left behind from education, to be held back, or have to spend extra time working off for their food. If so, when school closes, how would these kids survive?

 

All kids around the globe are protected by UNICEF and they have their  own rights. I wonder where is the government, or other charity organisations, where are they? Aren't they supposed to help out a hand, or just making the poor's life worse?

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, December 24, 2013 10:47 AM

Really??

Jocelin Ting's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:53 AM

I think Congressman Jack Kingston's plan is really ridiculous. The poor kids are already hungry enough, where will they get the energy to do chores like sweeping the floor? That's not what children go to school for. They go to school to learn, to receive the love and concern they don't get at home. What the government should be doing is to lower the qualifications for the USDA programme, so that more kids can qualify for it. Poverty was not a choice, they shouldn't be made to suffer more than what they're suffering already. Besides, if kids have to work to get a meal, then what's the use of hiring cleaners?