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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: End Poverty in Thailand!

Yesterday marked the #InternationalDayfortheEradicationofPoverty. Let's shed the light on Poverty in Thailand as many people still ‎‎face difficulties and #Thailand's poverty rate is on the Rise!

🚨 Though Thailand’s poverty rate has decreased by 65% since 1988, impoverished living conditions are still a pressing issue in the country. The poverty rate fluctuates, and currently, it is on an uprise.

👉🏼 Inequality between the rural and urban regions is one of the major causes of poverty in Thailand. Thailand's Northeastern population, also known as “Khon Isaan”, is especially much less educated and more economically disadvantaged than in other parts of the country.

👉🏼 Inequality exists among various sectors, the most prominent is education. During the #COVID19 pandemic, Thailand's poverty has intensified. With the Education Ministry online school program, many poor children missed school as they had no access to a smartphone or internet to access online classes. Many Thai children have found themselves unable to begin their new school term.

✊🏼 We call on the Thai government to ensure a fair & targeted distribution of wealth and reform the education system to effectively eliminate poverty and achieve SDG 1. Boosting the economy must not only profit the 1% of the population!

#EndPoverty in Thailand and #RightToEducation for all!

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