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Payatas - Monday 17 October 2016 - Voices of Payatas
Last October 17, Fairplay For All Foundation commemorated the International Day for Eradication of Poverty by going around Payatas, one of the poorest slums in the Philippines, and asking people what poverty means to them. We also asked them how they think poverty can be eradicated in the country. We then collated their thoughts and ideas in a video (see attachment) entitled What Is Poverty? (Voices of Payatas).
The point of the video is to give voices to people living in poverty because often times they are the ones who understand their situation the best. They have opinions, ideas, ambitions, and dreams; they just need the world to listen to them.
To learn more about Fairplay and what we are doing to eradicate poverty in the Philippines, visit our website or email us at ffafoundation [at] gmail [dot] com.
To commemorate this year's 17 October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Fairplay For All Foundation will go and talk with people around Payatas, one of the poorest slums in the Philippines. We will be asking people what poverty means to them.
We also want to ask them how they think poverty can be eradicated in the country. We will then create a video entitled: What Is Poverty? (Voices of Payatas).
Davao - Monday 17 October 2016 - Children's rights and protection
In Davao City, Philippines:
Nearby the Replica of the Commemorative Stone to Honor Victims of Extreme Poverty is the Leon Garcia Sr. National High School and Elementary School. Part of the Commemoration is to keep Teachers updated and conversant about the children and parents of the surrounding urban poor communities.
Davao City and the Civil Society Organizations are keeping up with the campaign for "children's rights and protection".
Manila - Monday 17 October 2016 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17th October 2016 in Manila, Philippines
We are glad to invite you for the celebration of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17th October 2016 in Manila.
The International Day has been observed around the world as a day to remember and honour the daily struggles of people living in poverty: “It’s our day. We can say what we have in our hearts without shame or embarrassment.” This year, the theme of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty adopted by the UN is “Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms.” We hope we will celebrate this day together.
OCTOBER 17th 2016,
7.00am to 4.00pm
(registration starts at 6.30am)
Luneta park, open auditorium
In the program:
- theatre play,
- government’s response (DILG, DepEd),
- message of organizations,
- afternoons workshops (Street Library, beat box, singing workshop etc.)
For any further information and pre-registration please contact Jeremy 0929-2177-039
Manila - Monday 17 October 2016 - The comemorative stone in Rizal Park
After presenting their message with a Theater play, participant has the chance to listen to the answer of several people from the Government (National Anti-Poverty Commission, Department of Education, etc...
Tis link shows an extract of the said theater play https://www.facebook.com/nina.yuson/videos/pcb.10205933507377190/10205933440375515/?type=3&theater
This enclosed link is the answer of the head of the National Anti-poverty Organization , Sec. Liza Maza http://www.napc.gov.ph/articles/sec-maza-need-come-terms-actual-state-po...
Every year, October 17th celebration is co-organized by ATD Fourth World and NAPC, hand in hand. People from several poor communities has been invited (Manila North Cemetery, Pandacan, Under a bridge, Resettlement areas..) and also partners NGO like Bahay Musika (chorus), Mueo Panbata (activities of small kids), KKFI (other organization which works in Manila North Cemetery), Enfance fondation...
The afternoon program gave the opportunity to join a creative workshop (song, dance, activity for kids, urban gardening seminar....),
Everybody went back home at 4.00pm after sharing a snack together
Laying a wreath at the comemorative stone in Rizal Park in Manila.