Poverty Eradication: From Policy to Local Action
Brief summary of presentation of information made
- The gap between the rich and poor is widening drastically, and the social policies about eradicating poverty need to be translated to reality in local communities.
- For us to have a resilient community without poverty we need to listen to the vulnerable people who are within that community.
- We need also to enable them to participate in our social programmes.
- Religious leaders should get involved for the accountability and transparency.
- In all poverty eradicating programmes, we need to have a holistic approach.
- We should also address the other SDGs like education, health services and sanitation as they are all inter-related, and be innovative in our approach.
What was of particular significance to share with The Salvation Army globally?
The Salvation Army, being a Christian organisation, should continue to be more responsive to eradicate poverty in our societies.
We should encourage one another to be a good stewards and do something so as to meet the SDGs from a faith-based perspective.
Web links for more information
social.un.org/csocdTags: United Nations, SDG1: No Poverty, SDG4: Quality Education, SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being, SDG6: Clean Water and Sanitation