1.4 billion reasons to help take action on global poverty
16 March 2010
Over one billion people on our planet live in extreme poverty. A new project being launched in Bristol tonight [Tuesday 16 March] aims to raise awareness and facilitate global action to end extreme poverty.
The Global Poverty Project is an international community education group, which aims to increase awareness and action through a series of talks delivered around the world.
The Bristol launch of the project will take place tonight at a free event with a 45-minute talk presented by Elisha London, UK Country Manager from the Global Poverty Project and an expert in international development. Her talk, entitled ‘1.4 Billion Reasons’, will explain the facts of extreme poverty and demonstrate that by making simple changes everyone can be a part of the solution.
Organised by Sophie Rigg, a final-year history student at the University of Bristol, the launch event of the Bristol Global Poverty Project will take place at 8 pm at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY.
Sophie Rigg said: "The project offers a new concept in combating poverty and provides individuals with practical tools to make a difference. It seeks to take effective concerted action on poverty by how your everyday actions - in what you learn, say, buy, give and do - can be connected to the ending of extreme poverty.
“The event is free and open to everyone. We look forward to welcoming people to the Bristol launch of the project.”