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

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Addis Ababa - Saturday 17 October 2015 - Dialogue in the Dark

Event report

Hilfe für Afrika e.V.“ joined Together! Ethiopian Residents Charity with the „Lunch in the Dark“ on the occasion of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 

The event focused on the special abilities of persons with visual impairment and open up unique means of social, professional and economic participation. 

Guiding and serving people with sight through joint and joyful encounters in complete darkness reverses the accustomed situation of people with visual impairment and people with sight. 

Changing roles, raises awareness on the hardships which people with visual impairment face in our society. Concurrently, it proves their countless capabilities as well as special skills and promotes the social inclusion of persons with visual impairment through their share and 
participation in cultural events. On the event Together!'s right holders and some participants have told their stories and their role in fighting extreme poverty.

Here are some photos from this wonderful from this first 17th October event in Addis Abeba: The opening, reading in Braille the Message for the World Day for Overcoming Poverty and the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2015, the discussion, giving testimonies by Together!‘s right holders, the guests and the Together-Team; singing together an Ethiopian song.

Marta Nigussei: "People shall not pity the blind because of thinking that they cannot do anything! They can do everything! It is only one sense missing and they can cope with this and use all the other senses and are able to do anything! Do not say that blind people are not able to do anything!"

Event description

Together! Ethiopian Residents Charity hereby invites you to Dining in the Dark in the occasion of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

To commemorate this day Together! an NGO aiming at the educational, professional and social inclusion of persons affected by visual impairment has organized Dining in the Dark. The event focus on the special abilities of persons with visual impairment and open up unique means of social, professional and economic participation.

Guiding and serving people with sight through joint and joyful encounters in complete darkness reverses the accustomed situation of people with visual impairment and people with sight.

Changing roles, raises awareness on the hardships which people with visual impairment face in our society. Concurrently, it proves their countless capabilities as well as special skills and promotes the social inclusion of persons with visual impairment through their share and participation in cultural events.

On the event Together!’s right holders will tell their stories and their role in fighting extreme poverty. Music and poetry will also be presented.

We would be very happy if you take part in the lunch on the 17th of October at 12.30 pm. Please confirm your attendance, either by answering this email or calling us at +251 947 152 092

With best regards,

The Event and Encounters Team,

Together! Rehabilitation, Education and Profession for All!!!

Venue

Together!’s office building, Gulelie Sub-City, Woreda 7, No. 399, Semen Mazegaja bet,
Lazarist School road, adjacent to the Gulelie Police Department and Poland Embassy.

Together!,Gulele Sub City, Lazarist School Road, No. 399, Semen Mazegaja bet,
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Athlone, Co. Westmeath - Saturday 17 October 2015 - Grow food in your garden

Event report

The gathering for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - 17 October had his focus on some ‪#‎GlobalGoals‬ and launched a sustainable, sculptural fruit garden in the community!

"Mother Nature" sculpture by Patsy Preston : Visual Artist in collaboration with the Monsignor McCarthy Family Resource Centre and the Battery Height's Men's Shed. Commemorating 17th Oct with a sustainable, sculptural fruit garden in the community.

Event description

Workshops to raise awareness of food poverty. We will create a sculpture of Mother Earth whose arms enclose a circular of edible plants foraged by the community. We will highlighting the link between the earth's resources and food poverty, encouraging local families to grow food in their own gardens. 

For more information, please contact: monsignormccarthyfrc [at] eircom [dot] net

Battery Heights Monsignor McCarthy Family Resource Centre
Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Ireland

BANGKOK - Saturday 17 October 2015 - READ AND PLAY TO END POVERTY WITH CHILDREN

Event report

October 17 @ Lumphini Park! We are grateful to all partners and friends who made it possible : RC Bang Rack, Thai BBY, SWU and BMA, Klong Khlong Toey Music Program, and all members of Friends of Atd Thailand foundation and friends of friends. Special thanks to the families and children who happily joined the event. They will not forget for long the beautiful songs of KTMP children band, and also the amazing voices of the two skilled storytellers P'Nam and P'Toon!

Event description

[email protected] - Friends of ATD Fourth World Thailand &

ATD Fourth World Thailand - Khlong Toey Music Program (KTMP)

invite you to celebrate with children

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE

ERADICATION OF POVERTY

@ Lumpini Park main play ground, Bangkok

Saturday October 17, 2015: 3PM

Program includes :

  • Welcoming activities for children (From 2PM)

  • 3PM-4.30PM: Welcoming remarks, presentation of the day, storytelling, music performed by KTMP Children Band

For more information:

atdfwbkk [at] atd-fourthworld [dot] org

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2015

“Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination”

http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/

Lumphini Park main play ground
BANGKOK
Thailand

Palawan - Wednesday 28 October 2015 - Listahanan Anti-Poverty Symposium

Since 2014, The Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTSPR) of The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD),  MIMAROPA Region joins the entire globe in the observance of fighting poverty by initiating dialogues and symposia to various local and national governments and civil society organizations.

This year, the Listahanan will have its second Anti-Poverty Symposium in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines showcasing various development initiatives of local/national governments and civil society organizations in fighting poverty in the context of sustainable development along with the MIMAROPA Regional Development Plan, through paper or case study presentations in cooperation with MIMAROPA National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) in the Province of Palawan.

Infographics of Poverty Statistics of NHTSPR will be exhibited while the Symposium is on going.

Rizal Avenue Puerto Princesa City
Palawan
Philippines

Villivakkam - Saturday 17 October 2015 - 17 October 2015 - Awareness Raising Event

Bhagya Paribartana Foundation is a nonprofit organization in India that helps and supports  people who suffer from poverty and the lack of basic needs.

On the 17th October, 2015  we will have an awareness raising  event  in NSP Vidhyyapeetam School, Villivakam that is in Chennai.

The event is scheduled from 11:00 am to 2:00pm.

The school event includes dress up competition for kids , poster making , debate for students & Petition, Signature Board ( common to all teachers and students).

274, M.T.H Road, N .S. P. Vidhya Peetam CBSE School
Villivakkam
India