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Re: POVERTY(HOW GREEDY LEADERS BRING POVERTY)

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
This is really interesting. Are you going to look into any places other than Africa and Brazil. Poverty is a serious issue all over the world I wonder what the gap between rich and poor is like in different places. Whether it is getting greater or smaller. Can't wait to see what you find next.
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Re: POVERTY(HOW GREEDY LEADERS BRING POVERTY)

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
wow that is a great research but its not only in Africa where we have corrupt leaders.corruption is everywhere in the world and this continues to widen the gap between the poor and the rich hence it does not improve the economy of the society.It would also be nice if you found ways on how we could try and stop corruption in order to bridge that gap.
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Re: POVERTY(HOW GREEDY LEADERS BRING POVERTY)

Banice Mwangi (Loise) ·
Corrruption is also not necessarily caused by greedy leaders.It starts from the grass roots.By grass roots I mean its practiced by even young people.It also happens in learning instituitions mostly universities in cases concerning choosing or electing of their leaders.We have heard of university students going on strikes simply because some corrupt people paid bribes to aquire certain positions of leadership.Corruption I would say can only be eliminated by changing of peoples mindsets.It is...
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

I think that this is some really interesting research! Everything that you said is true, and it's very sad. It's very upsetting that families that live among us live in these conditions. It's very hard to think about.. I think this topic is very cool! Good luck with the rest of your project!!
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

Kaylie Maughan (Mentor) ·
Well said. I love how you get to the emotional impacts on these youth dealing with these situations. Too often we focus on academics and these students ability and less on what they are having to deal with in their every day lives. I also think it is fantastic that you are focusing on resiliency. Often these experiences of hardship can develop a sense of internal strength and resolve to overcome. Resiliency is the new darling of much Psychology and Criminology research these days, as many...
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
wow it is really touching and kinda sad getting to know that there are such people living under such conditions.some are too young to face some of this challenges but the projects that you guys in Canada have are very helpful and i think that most students are really appreciating that.One should not lose hope because of the circumstances she is in but instead should work hard hard in order to change the situation that she is in.
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Re: POVERTY IN KENYA(WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE TRY TO KILL IT)

Poverty is a topic that brings me sadness because I can't make much of a difference by myself. Your post (which I really enjoyed reading) informed me about a few things that I did not know about poverty in Kenya. For your question about teenagers getting into alcohol, I found this article online https://www.ncadd.org/about-ad...prevention-for-youth good luck with your future research
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Re: POVERTY IN KENYA(WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE TRY TO KILL IT)

Hi Denis, cool article that you found. In my planning class we were just talking about alcoholism and drug abuse. We had some people from Alcoholics Anonymous come in to our class to talk about their personal experiences with alcohol and how they got into drinking. Overall, it was a way for them to cope with the problems they were facing in their life whether it was PTSD or depression.
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Re: POVERTY IN KENYA(WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE TRY TO KILL IT)

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
Thanks for your comments.
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Re: POVERTY IN KENYA(WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE TRY TO KILL IT)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
I once did the pit latrine digging and I can admit its the hardest task I ever did.Recalling the experience,I feel sad for those ladies if poverty have pushed them to that extend. I agree with you about alcoholism being a contributor to poverty.Many are the times I walk through our ghettos and see a big number of drunk people.This leaves me wondering,'are we comfortable in our current positions' Its good that you are acknowledging alcoholism as a contributor to poverty.Nice work Denis.
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Re: POVERTY IN KENYA(WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE TRY TO KILL IT)

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
A very interesting research. Make it more interesting by discussing the effects of poverty
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Re: POVERTY IN KENYA(WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE TRY TO KILL IT)

Another cause Chege is lack of jobs which is brought about by low level of education.So as you consider other factors this is one great problem to consider.
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Re: POVERTY IN KENYA(WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE TRY TO KILL IT)

Former Member ·
That is encouraging since those women are doing their best no matter what,but there also other ways in which Kenya is infested by poverty, such as high taxation of citizens any idea on how to kill it and save Kenya? Looking forward in your next research
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Re: POVERTY IN KENYA(WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE TRY TO KILL IT)

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
That is a very interesting article i think that nowadays women are empowered to do any sorts of work and this helps in decreasing the level of poverty in Kenya.Teenagers trying to take alcohol its a normal part of life.some do it in order for them to fit in a certain peer group or try to prove themselves worth.I think parents should act out as good role models towards their children and maybe this might help in reducing the cases of teenage alcoholism.
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Re: POVERTY

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
I the family does not use family planing because thy are poor and thy have no education.
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Brian Mwangi Wanjiku (Alumni) ·
I guess even hoping to het a kid of a certain gender can also be a key issue one wants to get a boy child so they end up having 8 daughters still looking fo a boy:/
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I think that they lack information on the advantages of raising a small family due to low literacy levels.Family planning is not known among the poor members of the society.
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i guess that they know about it its just a matter of ignorance and religious effect say one may misinterpret the bible filling the world part
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George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Low literacy may be the biggest cause of this supported by lack of information,when this is in course they may have low expertise on planning on how many kids to get!
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i think the families need to give their off springs good life in future.
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Emily Beattie (Alumni-LFAS) ·
In the pioneer days , couples would have many children to aid them with farm work/house chores. In the long run, it was cheaper to raise a child and employ them to work on the family farm (as free labour, of course) than it was to hire help for the harvest season. In those times, more children increased the chances of family wealth/status upgrade. (For example, a farmer's daughter marries a banker's son/an immigrant farmer's son marries a woman with deep family history in farming [gives the...
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Re: Topic of interest - Injustice

Mr. Mburu (Admin) ·
Keep on! the stones may not respond, but will have heard. However base your urguments on solid facts and avoid undue speculation.
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Re: POVERTY

Denis: Poverty also exists in North America, albeit the most poor people are better off than other countries. However, there is a lot of work here by educators being done on trying to understand the difference between situational and generational poverty. People can often fall from the middle class into poverty suddenly for a variety of reasons ( a sick spouse, an illness themselves, the loss of a job, etc.) but if they were already literate, had skills, and knew how to speak like an...
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Re: POVERTY

Wow, Denis! You've clearly been putting tons of time and thought into this project. I'm impressed by some of the solutions you presented. I know as a reader I personally want to know more about some of the points you made. Maybe it would be worth doing a post on causes, a post on effects, and a post on solutions, so you have more of a chance to explore those topics in depth. Also, you say the two types of poverty, but I don't know what they are based on what you said. Maybe consider doing a...
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Re: POVERTY

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Awesome project Denis! I like that you've found some multiple causes of poverty. Here are some other causes in addition to what you've found. I got these from a worksheet we got in the LFAS Social Studies 11 class. Debt After WWII the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank extended loans to impoverished countries. Major development projects were encouraged and recommended, like dams, bridges, etc. in order to boost the economy. Turns out most of the projects were unsuccessful or bad...
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Re: POVERTY

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
Thanks for your comments which were helpful to my project.
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Re: POVERTY IN INDIA

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
I like how you are looking into poverty in different places in the world, are you going to compare them? See if they all have poverty in the same ways. If there is a way people can help each other out to help people in this situation. Which continent has the highest poverty rate? Here is a website that shows poverty rates in the USA if you are interested. talkpoverty.org Here is website that talks about poverty all over the world. www.worldbank.org Hope this helps! Good luck!
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Re: POVERTY IN INDIA

I find it pretty interesting that India has a 26% poverty rate. I wonder how many people that is since a lot of regions of India are so densely populated. I forgot who, but someone just told me about how in China, the bus stations and subways have many people living there below the poverty line. This is quite the interesting product and I look forward to what you post in the future!
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Re: POVERTY IN INDIA

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This is a really interesting project. It would be interesting to see an expansion on how colonial exploitation has contributed to poverty and what steps can be taken to repair the damage. Also, In school we learned about something called the demographic transition model. It's kind of long to explain, but here is a website that explains it. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to see parts 1-5. hopefully it will be helpful in your research. ...
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Re: POVERTY

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
This is a sad topic to think about. Are you going to focus on a specific place? or comparing different places in the world? Are you going to figure out different ways we could help people in poverty? http://www.unicef.org/about/ is one organization that helps all over the world with children in need. http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/news...ut-poverty-in-canada Some facts about poverty in Canada.
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Re: POVERTY

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
AUDREY....good question.....im not going about a specific place......but im about all parts of the world and my objective is to find ways to kill it.........and thanks for these sites.
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This research is really good, your project is coming along nicely! Kind of going off of what Audrey said, are you going to focus primarily on children in poverty or expand your views to a larger age range? I found this link with some quick and informative facts and stats that might be helpful for your project, good luck! http://www.globalissues.org/ar...erty-facts-and-stats
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Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
thanks for those links.....
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Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Hey Denis, I never finished the comment I started last time about poverty, so here's more information I meant to give to you last week: Overrelliance on Commodities: many countries are only dependent on one or a few sources of income on which all of their economy is balanced. The country is at risk to the global economy, and if prices or amount of goods drops drastically then the country has no source of income. Low Status of Women: In many developing countries women have less chance of...
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Re: POVERTY

Rose Mwangi (Loise) ·
Interesting topic ...I also was doing a research on why Africa is poor. The much so called destitution is not due to lack of resources its due to the greed and dishonesty of some of African leaders who loot and hoard all the available resources for their own gratification. I would like to see your conclusion on this research and good luck.
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Re: POVERTY

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
I think on the same pees,poverty is one of the greatest challenges in Africa since some of the countries are rich enough not to support poverty ,a very good example of such countries is Nigeria,South Africa and many other others but the hold big percent of poverty .It has been the most disgusting thing and i thing it is lead by bad leadership which leads to look of enough money or resources to support those who don't have and that why its said that the rich will remain the rich and the poor...
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Re: Project update:POVERTY IN ECUADOR

Jim Liu (Charles Best) ·
Hey Denis Chege! Very very good topic, poverty is really good subject to touch on because despite the wealth, prosperity, advancement in technology - yet there hasn't been much effective actions to minimize Poverty. So your next objective is poverty in African countries? Funny to say- i've been on this topic as well with a cambridge university professor who has looked at it as well. This may be some you might want to look at! May i suggest you look under the topic with the words of: "Are...
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Re: Project update:POVERTY IN ECUADOR

Hello men... I hope you are well.i have to say that I would really love to know the so called poverty, why we say that Africa is a third world Continent, the future of the poverty that the world is currently facing and the steps that the government can do so as to cope up with it.At the same time, what is our role as the 'victim's' of the same?( As Africans.
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Re: Project update:POVERTY IN ECUADOR

Hello men... I hope you are well.i have to say that I would really love to know the so called poverty, why we say that Africa is a third world Continent, the future of the poverty that the world is currently facing and the steps that the government can do so as to cope up with it.At the same time, what is our role as the 'victim's' of the same?( As Africans.)
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Re: Project update:POVERTY IN ECUADOR

Hey Denis Well done for the topic.It has really niced me.It is truly niced me. Poverty has really disturbed the whole World but not only the Africa .[e.g the continent,Asia,is still be disturbed by this enemy,poverty] so for your researching may you research about the poverty in the whole wor
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Re: Poverty.

Josie Schmidt (LFAS) ·
Hey Denis, This is definitely a sensitive topic but I'm really happy you're researching it. When talking about situational poverty I wonder how often that can lead to chronic poverty? In some situations a family might experience relative poverty of a period of time due to a natural disaster or something like that. However, as you mentioned, poverty is a vicious cycle and I'm sure that many people have gone from situational to relative to chronic poverty. With one leading to another it must...
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Re: Poverty.

Hi Dennis It's really a good idea to define poverty, and let me look into this word again. "Almost half the world — over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day." Here is a link I hope it can help you. http://www.globalissues.org/ar...erty-facts-and-stats
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Re: Poverty.

Jim Liu (Charles Best) ·
Hellooooo Denis!! Start off, GREAT idea on comparing poverty! Like bam! While poverty is a reoccurring topic and event on a global scale, different still occur! Whether it's the origin, what exactly is happening, reasons or environment that pushes poverty, it's all very different. As for Canada, support of this article, history plays a role as well. http://vancouversun.com/news/s...rica?__lsa=4ce1-6dfa So take a look on Reserves for natives than just East Hasting St in Vancouver also!
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Hey Denis, I love how you gave the public's general perception of poverty but then got into specifics and told us how there was a lot more to it. I didn't know that there were actual types of poverty! I like your idea of comparing poverty between countries, but I'm also wondering whether you will go more into depth with the causes/effects of poverty on society. I know this topic can be a be sensitive and people have strong opinions about it, here's some links that may help!
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Re: Poverty - Food Banks in Canada

Jason Li (Charles Best-Alumni) ·
Here are links about poverty in Canada and Kenya, the first one is a news from CBC talking about 10 things you might not know about poverty in Canada. The second one is a poverty map of Kenya from world bank http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/news...ut-poverty-in-canada http://econ.worldbank.org/exte...82&piPK=64168060
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Re: Poverty - Food Banks in Canada

Hi Dennis, As you might know from being here, the cost of living in this place in Canada specifically is very high, which contributes to the amount of people we see in poverty and homeless. You could look into what the government has tried to do to alleviate the damage done by this costly living. This is something I've been puzzled about for quite a long time. All in all, its just a suggestion but great research. I hope to hear more!
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Re: Poverty - Food Banks in Canada

Hey Denis, I think it's awesome that you're doing this project and exploring this part of Canada. You said that not only do people need food during Christmas season, but also the rest of the year. Could it be possible that there is actually a higher demand for food during the rest of the year? After all, donating to food banks is often advertised school-wide during the holidays, but I never see anything for the rest of the year. Does this mean that there is more food to go around during...
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Re: POVERTY IN AFRICA.

Hi Denis, After reading your post, I realized how much North America and Africa are completely different from one another. I also did not know that Africa is the continent with the most resources. I am eager to see what your future posts will be about involving poverty. I found this blog that compares poverty in Africa to poverty in America. Hopefully, it will give you some ideas or inspiration! http://borgenproject.org/ameri...-vs-african-poverty/
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Re: Poverty in India

That's nice hope you will get solutions to your research.i will be looking down to your next post work. All the best.
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Re: Poverty in India

hey Dennis i really find those ways of reducing poverty are effective and with that people of a certain country are good to go.poverty has been the greatest problem facing a country and its development and also of the level of performance of the people.Nice project
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