Friday, October 19, 2007
Anti-Poverty Campaigners Launch Effort
In Nairobi, Kenya, schoolchildren in a slum sang out a Bob Marley ballad Wednesday as they joined a continent spanning effort to draw attention to the crushing poverty. The campaigners say this poverty contributes to tens of thousands of needless deaths each day. This campaign, called the "Stand Up, Speak Out" campaign, is part of U.N. efforts to promote the Millennium Development Goals that include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and achieving universal primary education by 2015.