Every attitude, every gesture has to fight poverty and exclusion. There are many ways to act, regardless of our skills and availability. These messages, these testimonials reflect. Feel free to contribute.

Testimonies are published under the responsibility of the author. They are subject to validation: these will be published only if they comply, in form and substance the spirit of this day as defined in the International Charter for October 17.



The environment has a direct effect on the existence and enjoyment of economic and social rights. People living in extreme poverty are victims of environmental degradation and disasters. At the same time they teach us a lot about how we can behave and act together taking care and taking into account the land and the environment.

These words from Tapori children from different parts of the world express their commitments, dreams and wishes to celebrate October 17, 2020.


“For tomorrow, I dream of a healthy world, respectful of the environment; that is to say without pollution, without rubbish on the ground and without those long lines of cars, a world where all the animals would come out from hiding without fear as they do in those days.”

Child from France

“We sowed the seed of beans and we made a wish for each seed. Those were the wishes for the planet and for humanity.”

Children from Guatemala

“We plant to share. We plant for pleasure, for joy, for friendship.”

Tapori children from France

“In summer, we are all scared …... If it rains, we prepare for flooding. …….We have lost a lot of things like poultry and crops, etc. But we have not lost the friendship between us, the children.”

A child from Madagascar

“My dream is that one day poverty will end”.

A child from Mauritius

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