Working together out of poverty
The United Nations designated October 17 to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries - a need that has become a development priority designated by the United Nations.
The theme for this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty -- “Working together out of poverty” -- highlights the need for a truly global anti-poverty alliance, one in which both developed and developing countries participate actively.
At the Millennium Summit, world leaders committed themselves to cutting by half by the year 2015 the number of people living in extreme poverty - people whose income is less than one dollar a day.
OECTA Educational Aid Fund
Each year, OECTA provides approximately $250,000 (two per cent of the Association's net revenue from member fees) to educational aid programs around the world.
The UGANDA ProjectBarlonyo, Uganda
Six OECTA teachers worked with Uganda teacher colleagues at the Children of Hope Uganda Project in June 2012. Construction has begun on the Early Childhood Education Centre classroom, and the roof is expected to be completed by the start of the rainy season.