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U.S. AID education/poverty infographic

U.S. AID education/poverty infographic | Poverty | 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?       


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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 Africa ::..

..:: Child Poverty in Africa ::.. | Poverty | Scoop.it

                      What are the major challenges facing Africa today?

 

The challenges facing Africa are daunting. Africa has the highest proportion of its people in extreme poverty and is not on target to meet any of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed at the United Nations in 2000. The MDGs are:
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Globally, the number of people living in extreme poverty is falling, but there are large variations in progress between regions. Asia is making good progress, but there is little movement elsewhere and sub-Saharan Africa is going backwards.The world already produces enough food, but the key to eradicating hunger is to ensure that ordinary people in the developing world can get access to it and that it’s affordable. Poverty is the principal cause of hunger.

 

                           

                    


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Lim Wan Qi's comment, January 27, 2014 11:24 PM
I agree with what Joan said. I feel that the richer people around the world should also help donate money.
Abish Sempio's comment, February 3, 2014 8:27 AM
I feel sad that the children of Africa are going through this.Though the world is making enough food, the people in africa are still facing poverty.I really hope this will change in the nearing future. We should really feel fortunate living in a country that is having a stable living environment. I agree with what jade said that due to their circumstances, children do not put education first. I really sympathise with them.
Onn Shi Ee's comment, February 6, 2014 10:31 PM
I agree with Joan.This shows the problem faced by the people in Africa.Life must be very hard for them , their condition are critical and why aren't the government doing anything or why is their strategies not effective to help their citizens.After looking at this article , shows how the people are fighting it , living in such horrible conditions and not eating healthy while we are wasting food everyday , we should cherish what we have and be thankful for what is given to us .Maybe we can help them too.
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Rise in ‘funeral poverty’ means more than 100,000 in UK cannot afford to die

Rise in ‘funeral poverty’ means more than 100,000 in UK cannot afford to die | Poverty | Scoop.it
Never mind the cost of living crisis – the rise of “funeral poverty” in Britain means more than 100,000 people will be unable to afford the cost of dying this year, researchers have said.

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Raymond Lee Jin Tao's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:58 AM

Some people in the world have no money because of nautral disaster and many people from rich become poor so many people have no money to have a funeral. As they could not even have a proper 3 meals a day so poverty in the world affected alot of people in the world.

Li Miaozi Lostsoul's curator insight, January 27, 2014 11:15 PM

Its just so outrageous that people cannot afford to die. they can die but not have enough money to hold a funeral. its just so sad. they cant even die peacefully with a proper funeral to send them off. No matter how poor they might be they deserve a proper funeral. 

Lim Theng Shryl's curator insight, January 28, 2014 10:42 PM

The funeral poverty is very sad, the people are so poor they dont even have the money for their funeral, it is very sad because they are still humans, they still need funeral, even if it is simple. I think the government is very ridiculous, they should try to help them.

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Social justice: Oxfam plans 20% cut in funds for UK poverty programme

Social justice: Oxfam plans 20% cut in funds for UK poverty programme | Poverty | Scoop.it
Some small UK poverty charities could go bust as aid charity proposes withdrawal from grass roots projects, from welfare advice to women's groups and refugees.

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UNICEF - Millennium Development Goals

UNICEF - Millennium Development Goals | Poverty | 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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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.

Le Hong Phuc's curator insight, January 18, 2014 8:56 AM

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.

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 .