Thought For The Day – Tuesday 17th October 2023
End Poverty Day
Every year, on 17th October, the world marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
This is also known as “End Poverty Day”.
The theme of this year’s global day is “Putting Dignity In Practice For All” with “Decent Work and Social Protection”.
The word dignity means “the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect”.
As the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, said in 2002: “Poverty is a denial of human rights”.
In the U.K. and around the world, people and communities experiencing poverty, in whatever form, are generous, humble, kind, inspirational, moral, positive, resilient, resourceful and supportive.
People and communities experiencing poverty in the U.K. and around the world should always be fully empowered, encouraged, helped, supported and valued.
Environmental action, equality, diversity, inclusion and social justice is key to addressing poverty.
Life is so very fragile and so very precious.
We continue to collect for Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank in the playground at break today. Suggested items are; household cleaning products, sanitary products, nappies, toilet rolls, toiletries, crisps, tinned fruit and vegetables, sponge puddings, coffee, tea, cereal, jam, honey, pasta sauces, rice puddings and soup. No nuts please.