The Poor Deserve More

8 Nov 2011   |   Blog   |   Supporter action

Tags:  Poverty, Millennium Development Goals, MDGs   |   No comments

 

No matter what age you are, you can make a stand against poverty!

During Anti-Poverty Week (16-22 October 2011), students from the St John the Baptist Primary School in Gladstone Qld reflected on marginalised communities around the world.

During the week, they learnt about what poverty means. By the end, they translated their thoughts and ideas into banners, which they proudly held up in front of their school.

With a 2011 slogan Keep the Promise, St John’s is reminding the MPs and the entire school community about the Millennium Development Goals.

“Our Federal Government made a commitment on our behalf to halve extreme poverty by 2015,” said Donna Mason, Assistant to Principal Religious Education.

“Poverty is something that can be dealt with and everyone needs to contribute in whatever way they can. We encourage our school community to be aware of those less fortunate than ourselves and run different programs to collect money or goods for local or overseas communities in need.

“It is our duty to ensure our politicians are working to honour their promise to halve extreme poverty by 2015. We can each make a difference.”

More information:
Make Poverty History
Millenium Development Goals
Go to the Anti-Poverty Week website


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