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To Eradicate Poverty, Water And Sanitation Are Vital | ReliefWeb


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This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine, is water and sanitation really the solution to eradicate poverty. Sure, water is vital to living and it must be clean. But water can also readily available, and people who are desperate don't mind drinking unsanitised water, plus they are adapted to it so they won't die, or will they? Water is a need but is it really necessary for the government to come in and help when they could solve the problem of poverty by some other means like enough food? Why is it that water and sanitation is vital to eradicate poverty? Is it enough to get the job done?

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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 Assignment by_Chan WeiYao | 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,

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This is my insight using the repoter's noteboook routine, how is poverty related to your mental health, well after reading this article i have found out that although there is a clear and distinct difference between your mental health and poverty. It is actually related to each other, wether you poverty is due to your own mistakes in life or circumstances beyond your control. It still affects you greatly, for example imagine having to live on the streets everyday eating scrap and slowly dying of hunger. The pain and suffering of the experience while regretting your past actions such as not studying or wondering why it was you who was on the streets and not someone else. How would you feel? What would you do? Would you end it all? And if not imagine living everyday of your life like this, it's an extremely vicious cycle... 

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. Their lives are stressful. They are both witness to and victims of more violence and trauma than those who are reasonably well off, and they are at high risk of poor general health and malnutrition. The converse is also true: When people are mentally ill, they are at increased risk of becoming and/or staying poor. They have higher health costs, difficulty getting and retaining jobs, are less productive at work, and suffer the social stigma and isolation of mental illness. There are different types of interventions undertaken in several low and middle-income places. The authors first looked at programs intended to improve individual or family economic status and monitored changes in measures of mental health including stress and depression in adults, childhood behavior problems, childhood cognitive development, and adolescent self-esteem.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Poverty not only affects the person physically but also mentally as the person will feel more stress with the unknown future, whether they will live or die.  Since their fate cannot be controlled by them, they will have the insecurity and would be more prone to suffer from mental illness. I think that these people should at least be given a chance to earn some money. It is saddening when you see all those people living in poverty lying at the sides of the streets. However, do the people feel this way for them? 

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:06 AM

This article shows that poverty led to both mantal illnesses and diseases. They have suffer hunger and stress causing both diseases and emotional breakdowns.They lost their family, friends and belongings. I just wonder what can be done to make their lives happy.

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Poverty in Asia

Poverty in Asia | Poverty Assignment by_Chan WeiYao | Scoop.it
Poverty in Asia on Japan, South Korea, China, India and Cambodia, and poverty in South Asia (World Poverty | Poverty in Asia: a look at causes and solutions http://t.co/NRpYp7K7)...
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This is my insight using the see-think-wonder thinking routine, poverty is affecting more and more people nowadays, especially in Asia's many third world countries such as Cambodia, Thailand and India because of excessive growing population and not enough food and unstable governments. I feel that these countries are slowly but surely progressing, although more in some places than others. I also feel that the government should target these issues first before anything else as many people are dying from lack of food and water . What mesures are the government taking to prevent poverty? Do they bring more foreigners into the country to work for them? Do they import food from other contries? Do they do enough to stop poverty and solve this problem?

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Partnership: The key to food security and poverty eradication

Partnership: The key to food security and poverty eradication | Poverty Assignment by_Chan WeiYao | Scoop.it
From pre-conference meetings, to opening ceremony and plenary sessions, it was clear from the speakers and participants at the second Global Conference for Agricultural Research for Development (GC...

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Chan Loveshislife's insight:

This is my insight using the step inside routine. How does food security, meaning the continuos supply of food to the world, affect the problem of poverty? After reading this article i've found out that creating a partnership in order preserve food security is vital to eradicate poverty, because humans need only three things in life water, food and shelter. Nowadays water is easily available and people don't mind living anywhere but the problem of a shortage of food is affecting a lot of people, leading to starvation, malnutrition and death. And with this key to food security the world will be a much better place and we can save more lives. But really, is this enough to eradicate poverty? Think about it.

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Bryan Lau's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:08 AM

After reading this article,i've learnt that patnership is important.To increase the livelihood of farmers and increase food production.The project important as we can decrease the amount of people who dont have a proper meal by increasing the amount of food produced. But will the people spend their time and money on this issue ?

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:22 AM

This is my insight after reading the article. I found out that by having a partnership with farmers, the production of food will increase thus making it very important to form a partnership with the farmers. By doing so the amount of poeple facing starvation due to shortage of food will decrease. Eventhough this method might be effective in increasing the amount of food i do not think that it is enough to stop poverty thus, we will have to find different solutions to totally eradicate poverty.

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The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education

"Federal education policy seems blind to the relationship between poverty and student performance."

"... in the United States over the past decade, it became fashionable among supporters of the “no excuses” approach to school improvement to accuse anyone raising the poverty issue of letting schools off the hook — or what Mr. Bush famously called “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”

Such accusations may afford the illusion of a moral high ground, but they stand in the way of serious efforts to improve education and, for that matter, go a long way toward explaining why No Child Left Behind has not worked.

Yes, we need to make sure that all children, and particularly disadvantaged children, have access to good schools, as defined by the quality of teachers and principals and of internal policies and practices.

But let’s not pretend that family background does not matter and can be overlooked. Let’s agree that we know a lot about how to address the ways in which poverty undermines student learning. Whether we choose to face up to that reality is ultimately a moral question."


Via Dennis Richards
Chan Loveshislife's insight:

This is my insight using the step inside routine, there is a fine line between poverty and education. But is there no link? I for one do not think so, education and poverty are greatly linked no matter how you see it beacause no education leads to poverty and poverty can be "solved" with education. Education matters , but many people hate to admit it especially kids and teenagers of today's modern society. They think that life can be lived without having education, they feel there is no need for it. This is because of influence of the outside world such as, television, the internet and most of all peer pressure. Thus they don't work hard and relax their whole life, and destroy the vibrant and colourful future that awaits them.

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