Every time you go on trips to different countries, there are things you will see that they have in common. It could be the tall buildings, improved lifestyle, and how they welcome tourists. But, there is one issue that you will see anywhere you go: urban poverty. This topic needs an open discussion, and here are the reasons why:
#1. IT REFLECTS THE CONDITION OF THE COUNTRY
Urban poverty reflects the country’s condition, and there is no need to hide it. Even if many countries experience it, poverty still shows that there are unsolved problems related to housing, education, and more.
#2. HEAR THE VOICE OF MANY
Poverty has been there even before you were born, and some people have been talking about it. However, are those enough to hear the voices of people? Discussing it with a broader audience can help garner more attention until the authorities listen.
#3. TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO PEOPLE LIVING THERE
Being in the Singapore poverty line is not easy, considering that the country is known to be progressive. Sometimes, people there get overlooked, making them suffer more.
#4. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE AFFECTED
People living in poverty are not the only ones affected by the problem. Some are workers and even business owners. It is a social issue that needs the participation of many to provide short-term and long-term solutions.
#5. IT IS A DOOR TO DISCUSS OTHER ISSUES
Discussing poverty is also a door to seeing more of the country’s problems, like corruption and inequality. There are other reasons why it happens, so you also need to dig them and provide a solution. If you want to improve food security in Singapore, start tackling poverty.
No matter how high the buildings are, they could not erase the country’s problems. Ignoring and hiding poverty can do no good, especially for those suffering from it for years. You can start helping the vulnerable groups in the community by visiting the website of The Best of You.