No poverty: Teach until they reach

Poverty is a major problem, not only in India but worldwide. The term “poverty” is often used to describe the lives of those who are underprivileged. In India, the number of people living in poverty is 230 million, which is a significant improvement from the 2005-2006 rate of 645 million. However, the global poverty rate has not improved and currently stands at 23% of the world’s population.

‘Every problem has a solution’ This is a saying I have heard and I know that this problem has a handful of solution too and I would like to discuss the most simple ones. Education is the solution to poverty. If education is provided to those in need in a cost-effective or free manner, poverty can be eradicated. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. If children receive even basic education, they will have the knowledge and skills to earn money and lift themselves out of poverty. For example, if a child receives free education, they will have enough knowledge to attend college and earn a good income, which in turn will help their family to exit poverty. Well-privileged families can also help the underprivileged by donating to them. Initiatives like this can start a chain reaction, with more and more families being lifted out of poverty. It is, therefore, crucial to provide education and other support to those in need to help eliminate poverty.

There are many solutions to poverty, but they wouldn’t be necessary if the underlying reasons didn’t exist. Social injustice, climate change, and lack of government support are some of the reasons for poverty. Social injustice occurs when one person or group treats another unfairly, leading to various disadvantages for the targeted individual or group. These disadvantages may include discrimination, exclusion, and bias. This problem is caused by humans and can be solved by humans. Eliminating discrimination against all races, religions, and genders could be a step towards addressing one of the root causes of poverty.

Another cause of poverty is climate change.Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns.Climate change is a serious issue caused by humans that harms both the environment and people. Millions of farmers worldwide experience poverty due to their crops having difficulty growing. We can solve this problem by using renewable energy sources like tidal, wind, and hydroelectricity to reduce global warming. This will eliminate a root cause of poverty and create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Poverty isn’t just about not having money; it’s also about not getting enough help from the government. Think of it like a big tangled mess where poverty, unfairness, and climate change are all mixed up together. If we fix one part, it helps with everything else. When governments pay attention to people’s problems, they’re not just fixing poverty—they’re also fighting unfairness and climate change. Making stronger rules and punishments helps make things fairer for everyone. That is all I would like to discuss about and I would like to conclude this topic by saying that By taking small steps towards making a difference, we can make a significant impact in the fight against poverty. Remember, every little bit counts. So let’s teach till they reach!

Tapasya Kalahasti

Epistemo Vikas Leadership School