Poverty remains a global issue known to undermine the efforts to safeguard the sustainability of the population. Global poverty has taken enormous strides in the world. Over 1.2 billion individuals have emerged from extreme poverty since 1990. Presently, 9.2 percent of the global population survives at or below $1.90 daily, up from almost 36% in 1990 (Hutt, 2020).
However, the COVID-19 outbreak threatens to undo years of progress in terms of poverty and economic inequalities, as well as children’s future. While it remains unknown how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected its entirety, the World Bank approximates that 88 to 115 million additional people will be placed in extreme poverty by 2020, totaling up to 150 million by 2021 (Hutt, 2020). The health and well-being of children will improve when people migrate out of poverty.
World Vision aims to end poverty and make every child fully aware of the benefits associated with the commitment. Since 1990, the number of kids under 5 years of age who have passed from almost 35.000 to 14.200 a day has been reduced by less than half, mainly because of preventable causes of poverty, hunger and sickness (Hutt, 2020).
While global poverty eradication is difficult, especially in fragile contexts, there is reason to hope in the World Vision. Ending world poverty is not just a World Vision priority (Hutt, 2020). World leaders target eliminating extreme misery for all people everywhere by 2030, as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Danziger et al., 2016). Therefore, they will have to work together and develop strategies that will eradicate poverty.
Specifically, poverty rates are projected to grow for the first time in at least two decades in South East Asia, as most regional countries contract rather than grow as a result of the pandemic crisis by 2020. The pandemic has already caused unprecedented employment losses in the past history of the region, while many who have retained earnings have declined. Meanwhile, the country’s headlines are once again dominated by landlessness and malnutrition (Hutt, 2020).
Thus, various stakeholders, including the humanitarians such as the World Bank Group, health bodies and the global governments invest in alternative evidence-based initiatives to help counter the undesirable consequences associated with the elevating poverty rates.
The Sentinel City, just like any other city is a multiethnic society that suffers the adversities associated with the various forms of social injustices. In addition to Whites who comprise about 70.2% of the total population, the virtual city hosts about 13.7% non-Caucasians including Hispanics or Latinos.
The minorities in any global city tend to become the victims of social inequalities, with the people of color being most at risk. For instance, the existence of controversial policies such as the racial profiling programs targets the Blacks as potential lawbreakers hence resulting in the increasing population of African Americans in the region’s prison establishments. Moreover, the unfortunate non-Caucasians end up living below poverty lines, with most of them residing in poor neighborhoods with a lack of access to quality essential services and products.
Thus, the key players entrusted with the responsibility of addressing the undesirable alienation consider introducing alternative guidelines to counter the criticized dogmas. For example, the presidential elections in 2016 have led to proposals to restructure the US safety net against poverty. While much of the current debate is about reducing or eliminating federal programming, it is important and helpful for us to explore alternatives to existing policies and programs that present new approaches and substantial innovations.
Also, the introduction of the Hamilton Project aimed to help empower Americans economically. The program acknowledges the fact that poverty is a multifaceted and complex issue (Danziger et al., 2016). Thus, the Hamilton Project has been focusing on the improvement of the economic well-being of disadvantaged individuals for many years, which resulted in countless discussion papers including proposals to increase workers’ salaries, reforms and reinforce the food stamp program, providing tax reductions for low earners, reforming unemployment insurance, expanding the access to higher education.
Public health specialists partner with other related stakeholders to promote early childhood development as an approach toward safeguarding the population from the adversities associated with the rising poverty rates. The gaps between low-and high-income families emerged early in life and continued through secondary school and later.
In comparison to youngsters in the lowest income bracket with nearly a 30th percentile, children at the fourth age, for example, averaged around 70 percentiles for literacy and mathematical tests. Students and politicians have become more aware of the role of non-cognitive skills and emphasize the importance of socio-emotional characteristics such as self-esteem as well as consciousness developed early in our lives (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2013).
In the fight against poverty in America, early childhood efforts can play a major role. These interventions must be broad-based and resolve early childhood education, high-quality child care and family circumstances, and parents’ practices.
Promoting equal access to employment opportunities will guarantee a family’s financial stability. Deeply impoverished people face a variety of long-term employment challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder, incapacity, dependency, and a lack of transportation. Although the vast majority of parents in deep poverty have one parent, the majority of deeply-poor families (now almost 40 percent) are adults without dependent children, who are unemployed at working age (Danziger et al., 2016).
Less trained men, especially those with colors and a history of criminal justice, are disproportionately poor due to low levels of labor turnout and rising unemployment and inaccessibility to income support.
At every turn, disadvantaged young people seem to be facing barriers. They all too often fight at school, perform and are victims of violent crimes; they have scarce positive role models for adults in their lives and are not able to succeed in their workforce – both in terms of academic and computer skills.
The rate at which economically disadvantaged young people drop out of high school is one concrete measure of how economically disadvantaged young people struggle to climb the economic ladder in our country. Recent estimates suggest that almost four in 10 students from the poorest quartile families did not finally graduate from high school. Only 53 percent of our students graduated from high school in school districts in our country’s fifty largest cities (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2013).
These dropout rates are particularly worrying in view of today’s economy’s limited earnings and employment opportunities for high school dropouts. In the United States’ multi-faceted strike against poverty, it must be a matter of priority that we find effective ways of promoting the academic and social development of disadvantaged youngsters through their teenage years.
Public education can enlighten community members on the multidimensional poverty issue. Researchers and practitioners must educate citizens on all programs and policies necessary to treat the most commonly diagnosed problems of young people, including state and local policymakers. The parties must engage responsible reporters in the long-term effects of society on children’s development and outcomes (Valerio et al., 2016).
Not only will these efforts support the policies and programs needed to implement these policies, but they will also increase support for policymakers. Also, the many, several unseen factors involved in the classroom activities of students are essential if educators are to remember. Many non-minority or middle-class teachers can’t understand why financially-unfortunate children work the way they survive at school. Teachers do not have to share their students’ cultural backgrounds to instruct them, but compassion and cultural awareness are indispensable. Therefore, it is extremely useful to introduce how poverty affects students.
In conclusion, the information gathered from Sentinel City is applicable in understanding the multifarious factors that increase society’s exposure to poverty. The virtual city is a rewarding and engaging way of learning about health care in communities and the population. Partnership with local communities from the beginning of a project to ensure that the study is valuable, culturally appropriate, and likely to produce sustainable improvements of priority results is a major feature of community and patient-centered key findings.
Engaging people from difficult to find or vulnerable communities is a top priority, presenting proof that lack of engagement in the research and decision-making processes of minority groups and economically disadvantaged populations leads to disparities in enrolment, preventing cancer and accessing evidence-based advancements in medicine. To educate on the advancement of community-partnered research, as well as effective methods for proactively engaging and learning from communities with higher health disparities. Thus, the survey team’s scenario focuses on examining all stakeholders’ efforts, including local citizens, governments and specialists in medicine. to ensure that society is protected from poverty.
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Valerio, M. A., Rodriguez, N., Winkler, P., Lopez, J., Dennison, M., Liang, Y., & Turner, B. J. (2016). Comparing two sampling methods to engage hard-to-reach communities in research priority setting. Boston Medical Center Medical Research Methodology, 16(1), 1-11. Web.