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..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::..

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Via Thaqiv Idraqie, Cheryl Lim, Lie Kehui
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Asian poverty. I see that many people are suffering because of poverty. From what I've read, about 522 million people living in extreme poverty in 1996. India had the greatest number of poor of any country in the world-more than 300 million people, more than one-third of its population. This data shocked me.  Nearly half of Asian kids also live in poverty. Widespread poverty and ignorance are forcing many to be out of schools too. These made me think that poverty is like a disease. You either live with it or cure it. If it finds you, you're gonna suffer. It is very hard to cure. I wonder how people not "infected" are going to help and stop this "epidemic". 

 

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Yu Bixun's curator insight, February 2, 2013 8:52 AM

I can see that about two-third of the world's poorest people are from Asia. India had more than three hundred million of people living in poverty which is the greatest in the world. And because of this, many are uneducated with more time spent on fishing instead of studying. I think that wars are the main contributions to poverty as wars destroyed many farms, crops, settlements and people which caused many to be living in poverty. I think the children who are fishing or playing should attend schools as education can help them end their poverty state. People who are not in poverty state, we should excel in our studies and work hard in it as we are very lucky to be studying with proper education to look for job when we grow up. I wonder if regaining back their farms, industries and settlements could end their poverty state.

L.tak poon's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:12 AM

See-think-wonder

Form the above picture, i can see that there is an adult with 3 children in the picture taken above.It is pretty clear that the people above do not come form a wealthy family.Their clothing tells me that there are in a poor state of living..(see)


The children and the in the picture above did not smile when the picture is taken which i think that they are not happy. It may probally because needs are not met for their daily living.(think)


I wonder what there real problem is, weather is it because of money or other matter. I wonder if the goverment or anyone could help them in anyways.(wonder)

Tan Yang Heng Terence's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:18 AM

After reading this article, i realised another factor leading to poverty in India. It is the Hinduism belief of caste system in India. It is the main religion in India. India have the most amount of people living in poverty in a countrycomparing to the rest of the countries. Almost all of them living in poverty earned less than $1 a day. Long hours of work and effort is put to that $1 that does not seems much in our eyes. 522 millions of people of India are suffering this unbearable situation. This system prevents many people from trying to break their poverty. It is very unfair as not everyone is given a chance to start out equal. Why does the poverty of the previous generation have to burden the future generations? However, a stop to such practise is equivalent to the lost of the culture. Thus, they will never have a chance to break poverty. They will be continue to be despise by others at the top of the caste system. It is such injustice. 

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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_Chia Rui Han | 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,

Via britishroses
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I didn't know poverty and mental health had such a relationship. You either become poor then get a mental illness, or have a mental illness from the start, then become poor. The concept is that it's a vicious cycle that will always go on, where both poverty seems linked to greater rates of mental illness, and in some cases, certain kinds of mental illness seem linked to a greater likelihood of living in poverty. People are suffering because of poverty, the worry of lack of food, or water because it can't be afforded. It causes one to be depressed and thus lead to mental illnesses. Through this article, I believe we should seek help and never be afraid to get assistance. You never know till you try. Who knows? Maybe you will become a much better person after going through this ordeal. Though I'm skeptical about the amount of people that are being threatened into mental illness. Whatever the case, we should always believe in ourselves.

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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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To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital

To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital | Poverty Assignment by_Chia Rui Han | Scoop.it
Eradicating poverty can involve many varied and innovative approaches according to circumstance. But a universal factor is that development of livelihoods depends on communities enjoying good health and access to education.

Via Sylvain Rotillon
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After reading this article, i sympathise with the poor, like Ester. I know many countries are suffering from things like shortage of water but i didn't think the problem would be this bad. I always thought they would just have to travel long distances but their water is contaminated too. Water shortage and contamination is emphasized in this article. This article mentioned that women went to collect water using long periods of time. I had always thought that they just stayed at home to take care of their children. They also spend most of their energy and time to boost the family's income. Though I know many countries are helping, water shortage and contamination problems still rises. As a student, I can't help but wonder why are there still so many problems. Aren't the countries helping? Or is it just a show?

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Bryan Lau's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:07 AM
From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water. 
Jasmine Ng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:11 AM

From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water.

Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:04 AM

After seeing the article, we should realise how fortunate we are when we have a tap with an unlimited supply of water thanks to our goverment, while we look at these people. They travel miles to get water and some even drink dirty water, this shows us that help must be given to these people as they are suffering although they actually can have clean water, its just that we are not acting to help them. Will the world help them, or would they just simply say ''its not my problem'' , this will depend of you, people could be saved if you just take it to concern and help out

 

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U.S. AID education/poverty infographic

U.S. AID education/poverty infographic | Poverty Assignment by_Chia Rui Han | 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?       


Via Seth Dixon
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I personally feel that this infographic is very interesting and innovative. I know that many girls in developing countries are illiterate and have AIDS. Education is very important as it improves a person's life and helps people to understand a lot of things. This infographic tells us the same concept that education is very important and helpful, especially to the poor. I didn't think that education would affect a girl in a develpoing country so much. I think that everybody deserves to be educated. Though many people still are illterate and uneducated, we can help by donating to organisations dedicated to causes like these. But I'm am still a little skeptical at how much education can change a person's life so much.

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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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Government Ministers are in Denial About Food Poverty

Government Ministers are in Denial About Food Poverty | Poverty Assignment by_Chia Rui Han | Scoop.it
I talked to a constituent who had a stroke and is on benefit. After paying all his bills, he's left with just £12 a week - less than £2 a day - to spend on food.

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Food is a necessity in our lives and I've mostly taken food for granted. I see people around me, including myself, wasting food all the time. But this article has made me change what i see, think and wonder. I realised that food poverty is worse than I thought it was. Many people in the world rely on foodbanks and charities for food, even within the seventh richest economy. What I was most shocked by was that the government ministers shook off responsibility. I thought ministers were the epitome of goodness. It makes me wonder how countries with these type of ministers managed to survive. These ministers not only shake off responsibility of feeding and stopping poverty but also change policies and reduce benefits, making people poorer and poorer. In conclusion, I think we shouldn't waste food because of all these that are happening in the world as you are reading this. We should embrace the availbility of food we have and count ourselves lucky.

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Chan Jia Yi's curator insight, February 3, 2013 1:59 AM

I feel that the Government ministers are very irresposible. As the head of the country, the government ministers should try their best to meet the people's needs instead of blaming it on the rising price. Before i read this article, i thought that being in the 'seventh richest economy in the world' meant that everyone living the country are rich and that they could afford alot more things than us. However i realise that, actually even people living in those countries also have problems like these. I feel that it was very kind and generous of the volunteers from the charity and community groups to provide food for those who cannot afford. Why is food poverty happening in developed countries? If this continues, I think that the world economy will fall apart.

 
Jovan Chua's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:42 AM

Being the leaders of a developed country where something like this should not happen, the ministers should not be more irresponible as they are the people who are tasked to run their country properly. One of the reasos fr this problem may be that governent ministers, being very well off may never have experienced poverty before and they may not think much of it.

Bharath Gessian's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:54 AM

Britain are the seventh richest colony and i thought there would be no poor people but I was shocked by this scoop when i was reading it the first time. Its way worse than what i thought and hopefullythere are charities, community group and people who still care for all these pathetic people. The people who worked for the goverment were shocked,dissapointed and disgusted. Though the goverment did not say this, but it shows that the country does not have a right leader who does his job right and lead the country in the right way. I would really like to thank the charity and community for their help. Why are there poverty in developed and rich countries? What will happen to the world economy if this continues?