In his first interaction in a foreign land, Harry was shocked at the perception that existed about Americans and saw a great need to foster better understanding between people of the world. This led him to create the Ambassadors for Friendship program and ultimately the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation.
On End Poverty Day, World Bank recently launched a new report called 2018 Poverty and Shared Prosperity: Piercing Together the Poverty Puzzle. The new study explores core measures of extreme poverty and introduces new pieces to the poverty puzzle – broadening the ways poverty is defined and measured beyond monetary poverty in order to recognize the complexity of poverty and inequalities across individuals, households, and countries.
Understanding the impact of one’s parents’ social status in determining the future of the person is grounded in understanding intersectionality. If we must break the cycle of poverty, our approach must be grounded in intersectionality and inclusive of all identity attributes that impact an individual, be it the privileged or the oppressed.
I was born and raised in the sunshine city of Harare, Zimbabwe. I grew up playing with my cousin Kuda and we stayed true to the innocence of childhood – we played as the “equals” that we were and those were some of the best memories of our childhood together.
Lack of Educational Mobility in Developing Countries Leads to Societal Misrepresentation at International Conferences
The goal number one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere”. Poverty, as described in a preview of an upcoming by the World Bank on intergenerational educational mobility, is caused in part by a lack of intergenerational mobility (IGM).
George Orwell’s Allegory On The Disastrous Effects Of Illiteracy And Inequality Is Alluded In The World Bank’s Upcoming Report
In the satirical novel “Animal Farm”, we become aware of education’s role in stratifying the farm’s population. The fair ideals that once guided the animals are exploited once the pigs cement their status as the educated elite. The exploitation results in an oppressive regime that encourages slave-like labor from the illiterate animals. By the end of the book, the commandments are all modified with the last commandment reading, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
Our hearts melt when we see a two-year-old crying for attention. The “Mother Theresa” wakes up in all of us when we’re exposed to a picture of a malnourished child. Our spirits fill with hope when a handicapped athlete wins a triathlon. But when we see a poor, unemployed young adult, we feel nothing. The orphaned young adult population is a forgotten group.
The World Bank will be issuing a study on the implications of one’s familial socio-economic background on their ability to progress beyond that of their lineage. The introduction to the World Bank’s preview to the upcoming report states that in order for inclusive growth to be a reality, public policy ought to give due regard and consideration to the hopes of people to progress beyond that of their background. In economic literature, this phenomenon is known as Intergenerational Mobility (IGM). However, it has been found that in developing countries it is particularly difficult for those at the bottom to move upward. Ultimately, this stifles the ability of developing states to capture future economic growth and curb extreme inequalities within such nation-states.
Over the last seventy years working with communities around the world, CARE has learned one central truth: effective international development is a two-way street. There’s no single solution that works for every community, but if you listen closely, the community will teach you what it needs.