The Zero Extreme Poverty 2030 movement is a product of the Poverty Summit in 2015 with the theme “Building Pathways in Reducing Poverty and Inequality.” The Poverty Summit formulated its vision for the Philippines by 2030: “A Philippines where every Filipino enjoys the necessary goods that define and sustain human dignity, life, security, and engaged citizenship.”

In pursuit of this vision, the participants agreed to formulate a 15-year agenda to eradicate poverty and inequality in the country. The 15-year plan shall be broken down into three-year doable action plans.

Along this line, eight (8) themes were identified. (a) Health; (b) Education; (c) Environment; (d) Livelihood and Employment; (e) Agriculture and Fisheries; (f) Housing and Shelter; (g) Peace and Human Security; (h) Social Justice. These thematic areas shall serve as the groupings for focused, multi-sector, collective action to tackle specific dimensions of poverty and inequality.

The Education Cluster of which AF is a member is currently focusing on developing an action plan for the next 15 years and local consultations are to be conducted to understand better the development needs of the extremely poor regarding education.

In this regard, the first Education consultation will be held on 24 October 2016 (Monday) at the Valenzuela City Hall, McArthur Highway, Malinta, Valenzuela City.  Registration and lunch will be at 12:00nn. The program begins at 1:00pm.

There is no registration fee but interested participants are requested to confirm attendance by filling-up the attached Reply_Form and sending it either by email at af@afonline.org or by fax at (02) 911-9792 or 913-7231 no later than 19 October 2016. For inquiries, contact the Secretariat through the same email address and numbers.