17 October, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17 October is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, remembering the gathering that 32 years ago brought together more than 100,000 people in Paris in tribute to the victims of extreme poverty, hunger and the violence they generate.
Today, according to the UN, there are more than 800 million people in the world, many of them children, living below the poverty line of less than $1.25 a day.
Itaka-Escolapios, since its beginnings, and coherently with its Christian and Piarist identity, feels strongly committed to the fight against poverty and in favour of Human Rights.
From the daily work of attention and care of the victims of injustice, which often forces them to leave their homeland, we seek to partially restore the violated rights, as well as the public condemnation and sensitization of all people about their unacceptable situation. In the same way, from the schools that we support in so many places, as well as with our socio-educational and literacy projects, we support those who, in many cases, have never had the opportunity to be trained.
Wanting to make our small contribution to this commemoration, we call on all the people around us to participate in the events organized in each city that, in a peaceful and nonviolent way, demand respect for human rights for all people who suffer poverty in any of its expressions.