Approximately 305 students, teachers and members of the community came together and took a stand against poverty on Oct. 17.
Before a football game at the Ponoka Composite High School hundreds of community members flocked to the middle of the football field to take part in a worldwide demonstration to show that the world has not forgotten about poverty around the globe.
The Stand Up and Take Action Against Poverty and for the Millennium Goals was an event that took place across the world on Oct 17 to 19. Stand Up included getting groups of people together in one place to let their actions be heard against poverty. A pledge is read to the group and is a reminder to the governments of the world that people have not forgotten their millennium goals for world poverty. The demonstration that took place during these days has a chance to make it into the Guinness World Book of Records.
Jerel Peters, helped organize the event and believes that it is important to show that people in the world have not forgotten the government’s promise to address poverty.
“I think it was a great event for a great cause,” said Peters. “I hope that students take action to help end poverty.”