Theme for 2017
Answering the call of October 17 to end poverty: A path to peaceful and inclusive societies

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Dublin - Monday 23 October 2017 - Poverty of Opportunity: Education as a pathway to a better future

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Misean Cara will host a public event in Dublin to showcase the work of four Irish missionary organizations to focus on the impact of development work on alleviating poverty, through the themes of education, health, sustainable livelihoods and human rights.

Wood Quay venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices
Dublin
Ireland

Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal - Friday 06 October 2017 - the Annual Sleep Out

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North West Simon Community will raise awareness on the United Nation's day for the eradication of poverty during their sleep out on Friday 6 October. 

Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal
Ireland

Dublin - Wednesday 11 October 2017 - the Dark Tunnel - drama performance

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To mark the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty, i-Smile International Ireland presents a drama performance "the Dark Tunnel" from 11am to 1pm.

123 Avondale Park, Mulhuddart Avondale Community Centre
Dublin
Ireland

Dublin - Saturday 14 October 2017 - Wresinski Legacy workshop

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The Wresinski and End Poverty Day legacy Exhibition will be at the residence de France on 14 October, from 11am to 5pm.

53 Ailesbury road
Dublin
Ireland

Mymensingh - Tuesday 17 October 2017 - With my own two hands I can change the world, and tell a message

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We just had a nice time together this afternoon to celebrate Oct 17, in Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

We were together, staff of Mati and a group of young students from the neighborhood, some from families in poverty, who are volunteering with Mati.

We first watched the video of playing for change, twice because many "like", after an introduction to Oct 17 meaning, by Lenen Rahaman, founder of Mati.

Then the group of students proposed everyone present to print our colored hands on a big banner and to write a message.

Lots of fun, lots of happiness, togetherness.

Some of of the message say:

-"You are not born poor, poverty is a problem of society, forget who is poor or rich and come forward together to solve it"

-A proverb: "We walk together, no matter if we win the game or not"

-"Only the poor feel the pain of the poor"

-"Come forward together to love them, those who don't even know that this day is for them"

-"We cannot say poverty is not the problem of the society"

-"The color of life can be changed any time"

-"We must stand at the side of poor people"

To know more about Mati Bangladesh:

http://www.atd-fourthworld.org/mobilization2017/bangladesh-ngo-mati-vill...

http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/we-define-together-with-people-what...

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Program:
-Introduction to Oct 17 meaning
-Video "With my own Two Hands, I can change the world", by Playing for Change
-Print our coloured hands on a big banner and write a message.

With MATI Bangladesh, ATD Fourth World, and students from the neighbourhood.

Mymensingh
Bangladesh