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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Give the young the skills to thrive

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by IRINA BOKOVA

    ... Irina Bokova Irina Bokova says our knowledge-based world depends on an educated new generation Young need skills not just to survive, but to thrive Despite population ageing in some societies, including in East Asia, the world on the whole is getting youn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1062560/give-young-skills-thrive
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    Poverty trap keeps children poor, and a society poorer

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by JEFFREY SACHS

    ... generational cycle of poverty, despite the society's general affluence. A remarkable new documentary film, The House I Live In, shows that America's story is even sadder and crueller than ... the cycle of poverty, a country needs to invest in its children's future, not in the imprisonment of 2.3 million people a year, many for non-violent crimes that are symptoms of poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1070571/poverty-trap-keeps-children-poor-and-society-poorer
  3. Education the key to cutting poverty

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lack of education and poverty go hand in hand, especially in rural areas. The more spending a government allocates per student, the better over time will be the living conditions ... a basic education. The schools they move to are not being adequately funded to handle the influx. Amid persistent rural poverty and ever-rising costs, increasing numbers of children are quitting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979598/education-key-cutting-poverty
  4. Canadian students make poverty pledge

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau About 1,000 students and teachers from Canadian International School yesterday pledged to combat poverty in a charity campaign. The school was the first in Hong Kong to sign up for Stand Up, an initiative launched by the UN Millennium Campaign and Global Call to Action Against Poverty. Until next Monday, Stand Up participants will make pledges in their respective countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656778/canadian-students-make-poverty-pledge
  5. Student soccer contest to red-card poverty

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Students at Canadian International School are hoping to help kick poverty into touch this evening with a fund-raiser to boost awareness of the plight of the city's homeless. Kick-Off Poverty's marathon five-hour programme includes a sponsored football tournament involving Dawn Team, a local team of homeless players. A mock-up of a cage home will show visitors how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638834/student-soccer-contest-red-card-poverty
  6. Child poverty action failing, poll finds

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So More than half the respondents to a survey say they are dissatisfied with government efforts to tackle child poverty. Concern groups and academics have called on officials to increase financial assistance to underprivileged pupils and take initiatives to help children to break through the social barrier caused by poverty. Of 95 adults interviewed by the Youth Alliance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656722/child-poverty-action-failing-poll-finds
  7. Dramatic look at poverty

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... problems as poverty and the yawning rich-poor gap were explained to the audience. Form Two student Chu Kiu-ming said the programme allowed him to understand the difficulties students from low-income families faced. 'As I come from a family of moderate means, I don't have much chance to witness poverty from my social circle,' he said. 'I only occasionally see some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662737/dramatic-look-poverty
  8. Poverty of learning killed slumdog spirit

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung The film Slumdog Millionaire hit me like a chunk of falling concrete. What struck me was not the stinking poverty or the brutish existence, but the vital energy of the street children- who survive through cunning and quick thinking. Now, pan away to a low-banding local school. It is populated by zombie students desperate to escape its unending tedium. The Mumbai urchins ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673052/poverty-learning-killed-slumdog-spirit
  9. 'Guest' student endures poverty in a bold quest

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am

    ... Ye Defu took a huge gamble four years ago. He left his teaching job to come to Beijing and become an unofficial full-time student- in the hope of getting the chance to sit the exam for a postgraduate programme at Tsinghua University. He spoke to Natha Why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632677/guest-student-endures-poverty-bold-quest
  10. Poverty must not be a barrier to learning

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... where less funding translates into lower-quality teaching and means students leave school earlier - perpetuating a cycle of poverty in which there should instead be opportunities for those who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427543/poverty-must-not-be-barrier-learning

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