Published 17.10.2019
by Kids’ Own

New Kids’ Own project in response to the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The 17th of October marks the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. As 2019 also marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 20 November 1989, the theme of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty this year is: “Acting to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty”.

Kids’ Own is delighted to be working on a new project, in collaboration with the C.R.I.B Youth Project, Sligo, which allows young participants to respond creatively and meaningfully to this theme. During the month of October 2019, young participants from Sligo and the surrounding areas are working alongside writer Mary Branley and artist Kiera O’Toole for two creative engagement sessions. Through a creative process, the group have the opportunity to express themselves freely, and explore diverse  issues through writing and artwork. Some insights into their creative process and engagement on the issue of ending poverty will be exhibited in the Model, Sligo on the 25th October at 4pm, and will provide an important platform for hearing young people’s voices on this issue.

 

 

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection supports this project as part of its funding initiative for the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty.The views expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.