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Seventh-Grade Students Support Entrepreneurs in Third-World Countries - School News Network

Seventh-Grade Students Support Entrepreneurs in Third-World Countries - School News Network | Poverty assignment_ Olivia 30 | Scoop.it
Seventh-Grade Students Support Entrepreneurs in Third-World Countries
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In India, a man's pedi-cab business provides income for his family and transportation services to his community.

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Boyd See Jun Pung's curator insight, January 18, 2014 8:40 AM

Reference to this article, I think we should be as generous as those seventh-grade students who supported entrepreneurs in third world.I find those seven-grade students are very creative when they came up with a way to raise funds.I think if this idea of a "Hat Day" to be implemented in schools in Singapore,students would feel it is a silly type of idea.

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How Poverty Impacts Students' Test Scores, In 4 Graphs

How Poverty Impacts Students' Test Scores, In 4 Graphs | Poverty assignment_ Olivia 30 | 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...

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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"
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Increasing the minimum wage is only a half answer to poverty

Increasing the minimum wage is only a half answer to poverty | Poverty assignment_ Olivia 30 | Scoop.it
Parties also need to reduce childcare and housing costs, improve the quality of part-time jobs and create better progression routes for low paid workers.

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yes, i agree that increasing the minimum wage is not fully preventing poverty, but only one of the means to try to prevent poverty. there are still quite alot of things to be taken care of in poverty. as poverty is a very serious condition that most people all over the world knows about it, not alot of people is helping out with it. major changes in the society have to be done in order to help with out with poverty.

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Boyd See Jun Pung's comment, January 27, 2014 11:47 PM
Yes,I agree with you.It seems that just increasing the minimum wage of those in poverty is not the solution, as many other factors affect the amount a poor family has to spend every month. Even though many poor people are not underpaid, many live in families where only one of the two adults are working, and the other stays at home. Maybe some families do not feel the need for both adults to work as the pay is too low. If governments offer better conditions it may lead to more people willing to work more hours.
Olivia Win's comment, January 27, 2014 11:47 PM
yes, i agree that increasing the minimum wage is not fully preventing poverty, but only one of the means to try to prevent poverty. there are still quite alot of things to be taken care of in poverty. as poverty is a very serious condition that most people all over the world knows about it, not alot of people is helping out with it. major changes in the society have to be done in order to help with out with poverty.
Krithigah Muthukumar's curator insight, February 23, 2014 1:18 AM

I agree that increasing wage is not the only solution for poverty.

Not just in London is there problems like this. In the news I have heard that though we have an increase the wage all over other expenses are increasing in price. Some people have to take of old people, little children bedridden therefore many expenses are to made. While reading this article I thought of the government supporting the family in poor income or people who really cannot effort the expenses they have to make this way it will be helpful for the people who needs help. It seems obvious that raising the minimum wage eg. like increasing take up of the Living Wage would reduce in-work poverty by increasing overall household incomes. I am still confused about an increase in the pay still isn’t enough for the people. Why cant the government help the people in poverty. Is it that hard to help them? Or why is the increase in wage isn’t enough. Why do they exceed their expenses?  .