NO to Poverty!

“Poverty is the worst form of violence”. -Mahatma Gandhi

“Everyone deserves the best start in life; we should join UNICEF in providing for the World’s most vulnerable children. Education is essential to a child’s development”. – Clay Aiken, UNICEF Ambassador

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Child labour and poverty are inevitably bound together and if we continue to use the labour of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, we will have  both poverty and child labour till the end of time”. – Grace Abbott

“There is no trust more sacred than the one the World holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace”. – Kofi Annan

“I can’t think of any issue that is so important than to see that no schoolchild goes hungry”. – Drew Barrymore

“In serving the best interests of children, we serve the best interests of all humanity”. – Carol Bellamy

happy children“The greatest disease in the West today is not Tuberculosis or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty — it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.”– Mother Teresa

“Investing in girls and women is likely to prevent inter-generational cycles of poverty and yield high economic and societal returns”. – Ban Ki-Moon

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