Theme for 2019
Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty

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Kattankudy - Thursday 17 October 2013 - 17 October Commemoration at Kattankudy, Sri Lanka

Event report

So for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, I summoned, my friends and I spoke about Father Joseph Wresinski and his hard sacrifices for poor people in Noisy-le-Grand and about the ATD Fourth World Movement. They said that they never heard of this movement. Then we collected some money and then we issued 96 cooked rice parcels to an orphanage in Kattankudy where students are living. Adam L., Sri Lanka

Event description

We will be having a 17 October event to speak about why poverty is a major issue in the world today.

Kattankudy
Sri Lanka

Opatija - Thursday 17 October 2013 - Campaign 'All Peace Builders'

Event report

Croatia - To mark the 17 October, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, our association 'Our Children' in Opatija joined the international campaign "All Peace Builders" with the aim to promote a culture of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, tolerance and solidarity.

We included in our action children from the Children City Council of Opatija, Children's Forum Opatija - Lovran, the elementary school from Lovran and Opatija , the children involved in our association 'Our Children' Opatija summer activities and Children's Forum of Banova Jaruga.

Children were making peace cubes with their messages of peace. The local media (internet,newspapers) and national television have been following the making of these cubes. Finished cubes are being sent to Tapori in Geneva and then they will be sent around the world in the form of exhibitions so other children can see them and get inspired to create their own peace cubes.

Some of the messages on the cubes:

"Respect each other even if we are different"

"No child should be lonely"

"Together we are stronger!"

"Be happy, just be yourself"

Society "Our Children" Opatija, Croatia

www.dnd-opatija.hr

Event description

Our association Naša djeca in Opatija, Croatia will mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by joining the Tapori International Campaign "All Peace Builders", with the aim to promote a culture of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, tolerance and solidarity.

Naša djeca

M. Tita 157

51410 Opatija

Tel./fax. 051/272-443

E-mail: info [at] dnd-opatija [dot] hr

www.dnd-opatija.hr

M. Tita 157
Opatija
Croatia

Ja-Ela - Thursday 17 October 2013 - 17 October Celebrations in Purnodaya

Event report

We observed the International Day with our parents and children.

Event description

October 17th will mark another significant day at Purnodaya.  The International Day for Eradication of poverty was promoted by the late Fr. Joseph Wresinski, of the International Movement ATD Fourth World.

Purnodaya 28 Chandra Place
Ja-Ela
Sri Lanka

Chennai - Thursday 17 October 2013 - World Day for Overcoming Poverty in Chennai

Event report

My name is Felix N.Sugirtharaj, Director of the Association for the Rural Poor, Chennai, India and after receiving your circular on “October 17, 2013, World Day” for overcoming Extreme Poverty”, I met our school going children between 5- 16 years at our “Childrens Home” situated in a remote village of south India and told them that they (30) of them have been rescued from child labour and now having a good home with good food, are living comfortably, good schooling and good wardens.

That they should be concerned about people still living in extreme poverty even in their own village, that they must work towards a world without any discrimination either in their own small Dalit villages and also around the world.

Let us foster social justice and help many others to overcome extreme poverty and discrimination among both girls and boys on this day of October 17, 2013.

Event description

The Association for the Rural Poor will have a small event on the 17 October 2013.

Felix N. Sugirtharaj.

Chennai
India

Limerick - Thursday 17 October 2013 - Public awareness campaign on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Event report

An awareness campaign took place in the Limerick area at the initiative of Learning Hub Limerick.

 

This public awareness campaign on the Eradication of Poverty took place in the Learning Hub Limericks Art Hub.

This project spanned over six weeks where the young people involved learned about poverty both in Ireland and Internationally. Through conversations the group was able to create paintings around young people interpretations of how poverty would feel like for them.

The postcard was sent around Limerick City to create awareness of the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty on the 17th of October. Project had student volunteers from the Limerick School of Art and Design. See Limerick School of Art and Design coverage on their Facebook Page

Project leader: Lisa Watters - Learning Hub Limerick, Kileely House, New Road, Kileely, Limerick.

Event description

17 October 2013 in Limerick An awareness campaign will take place in the Limerick area at the initiative of Learning Hub Limerick. This public awareness campaign will be on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty that will be in the Learning Hub. Project leader: Lisa Watters Learning Hub Limerick, Kileely House, New Road, Kileely, Limerick.

New Road Learning Hub Limerick, Kileely House
Limerick
Ireland