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

..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::.. | PovertyAssignment_TerenceTan | Scoop.it

Via Thaqiv Idraqie
Tan Yang Heng Terence's insight:

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. 

Fabregas Vengaadesh Cena's curator insight, February 2, 2013 8:45 AM

This is my insight using the See-Think –Wonder thinking routine. I can see from this article that there is a woman carrying a child in her hand and there are two children standing next to her. They depict a common scene in India where a family is suffering due to poverty. I also found out that India is the poorest country in Asia and that Asia is accounted for two – thirds of the world`s poorest people. It is also due to the caste system in India which also contributes to the poverty as this system keeps many families poor from generation to generation by assigning certain groups of people to low status. I wish someone would lend them a helping hand and rescue them from their troubles

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


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)

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No Water, No Food - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

No Water, No Food - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty | PovertyAssignment_TerenceTan | Scoop.it
Today, March 22, people around the world celebrate the 19th annual World Water Day. According to the United Nations, the day is meant to “focus...

Via Flora Moon
Tan Yang Heng Terence's insight:

Water is essential for the living of people. Without water there is no way we can live. As clean water is getting scarce, people have to drink unpurified water. Many have gain ill due to the consumption of dirty water. Some have even die from it. Further more, due to the shortage of water, it is being sold at a unaffordable price which more than 884 million people are not able to afford. I feel that life in the future will be even tough as due to the shortage of water. i felt that i am very fortunate to be able to gain access to clean water and it is purified that it can be drink from the tap. Hopefully, the government can help them to gaining clean water.

Aidil's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:15 PM

The U.N.’s 2012 World Water Day events also aim to focus attention on the critical role of water in feeding the global human population. Nonetheless, the struggle for clean water is far from over. More than 884 million people still lack access to clean water. This is nearly three times the population of the United States."Agriculture has to be more efficient in water use - which means more crop per drop - otherwise the demand cannot be met and we will run into a big, big competition between water for agriculture, water for industrial purposes, and water for municipalities," Alexander Müller, FAO's assistant director-general for natural resources and the environment, toldjournalists last week at the World Water Forum in Marseille, Franc

Tricia Chng's curator insight, January 31, 2013 7:50 PM

Clean drinking water is still in scarcity in the united nation. And not all is able to gain access to pure drinking water. Those living in poverty, are unable to have access to pure drinking water. Everyday there are people dying due to lack of water.  Hence, when they find any water whether it is clean or dirty, they will just drink it. Therefore  diseases caused by unclean water make them more sick. So,the U.N.’s World Water Day events is set out to focus attention on the critical role of water in feeding the global human population.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 10:15 PM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this article, I can see that water is essential for survival for every human and I'm glad to see that more people are getting improved ssources of drinking water, or gettting just water safe for consumption in parts of the world. However there are still areas where do not have water safe for consumption thus causing people to still need water.Because water is need for crops growing etc, people are also not having enough supply of food due to problems like water is not safe.

I think of the people who do not have enough water when I read this article. I feel sorry for them, because not everyone is helping them with this problem, and we are just sitting here watching them like everyday. I think of how my own life will be like without water that is safe for me to drink. I think of how my life will be like, if everything around me is lifeless, due to the fact that livign things are dying because there is no water left.

I wonder how it would be like, if we do no solve their problems of not having water safe enough for drinking. I wonder if these people would be willing to mobve to another place where there is water and food safe for consumption.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training | PovertyAssignment_TerenceTan | Scoop.it
For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability.

Via britishroses, Lim Yi De
Tan Yang Heng Terence's insight:

From this article, it is a fact that you are unable to have education when you are poor. The relationship between education and poverty reduction is very clear: educated people have higher income earning potential, and are better able to improve the quality of their lives. It's unfair, as it's such a pity if they are talented yet poor. With the help of SRA, they can have an equal opportunity to study and have a chance to compete with others to end their poverty and live a better life. We also have a similar system in Singapore like the SRA. Everyone should be given the chance to work for a better life and end their poverty. 

Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:35 AM

Education is the brightest hope for breaking the cycle of multi-generational poverty. But, kids born to poor, under-educated parents aren't likely to succeed at school without help that targets their family situations, and that help is most needed during their earliest years. Newborn was born poor, and nearly half of those babies went on to spend at least half of their childhood in poverty. Poor children were born into "deep poverty" to parents living on incomes less. Parents' low educational attainment was shown to predict persistent poverty for their children more consistently than any other factor the study investigated including single motherhood, family unemployment, young age of parents or living in inner-city neighborhoods. Earning a high school diploma can help break the cycle of multi-generational poverty, but persistent poverty makes earning that diploma a tough challenge. Children who spend more than half of their childhoods poor are more likely than never-poor children to enter their 20s without completing high school. Poverty strikes its most innocent victims hardest of all. Stresses associated with poverty including malnutrition, lack of mental stimulation, poor health care, frequent moving and general insecurity have their direst effect on newborns and children up to age two. Children who live in poverty in those first years of life are likely to complete high school than children who became poor later in childhood. I think what this report is saying is that early interventions are very important and targeting resources to these kids from birth is vital, because home environment in early years is so important to brain development. So when parents are stable, kids are stable.


Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:00 AM

Education is important as we live in an era where you can only gain confidence in people and get a job when you have complete education. Many children who are poor, do not get a chance to go to school and learn. When given the chance, I am sure that most of them would wish to go to school and study. Many of these children work to earn money instead of studying as they cannot afford to pay for it. However, I believe that every child deserves a chance to be educated in a school, regardless of how rich or poor they are. Even though education is not something that can be totally free of charge, why not allow all children to go to school and learn the basics of the subjects, so that they would at least have enough knowledge to get a proper job.

Brandon Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 11:31 AM

As highlighted in the article, we could achieve our goals by breaking the cycle of poverty by having a good and fundamental education through a college degree. Students from low income group with a college degree could contribute to society and become role models.The article mentioned that from an award winning program(SRA), graduants could easily seek employment embarking on  a career opportunity into the workforce.

In my opinion, a healthy society needs to nurture a good education program which in turn have good return through rewarding investment in education.

Rewarding careers and new emerging generation to tackle workforce issues, often kept me wondering how one day I would blend myselff into this.