The World Day of Justice was created in recognition of the need to promote all efforts toward reducing poverty, exclusion, and unemployment worldwide.
Social Justice is the way in which human rights are manifested in the everyday lives of people at every level of society.
Young women learning skills at YETEEM Destitute Children and Mothers Fund program training center, Ethiopia
The World Day of Justice was created in recognition of the need to promote all efforts toward reducing poverty, exclusion, and unemployment worldwide. In our day to day life, we can often forget that for so many people around the world, day to day life means an often unfruitful quest for food and clean for their families. Or a day when their children are begging on the streets just to fill their bellies, rather than being in school and gaining an education that can help them break free from this cycle of poverty.
Here at Bread and Water for Africa®, we know firsthand that on this World Day of Social Justice in 2012, most communities in Africa still face a bleak future. Because so many have never had the opportunity to pursue further education or vocational training, their options are extremely limited as far as what they can do to earn an income.
Stuck in this situation, African people are powerless, and in many cases unable to seek out the most basic necessities, but with the right kind of assistance they can empower themselves and take back control of their lives. Bread and Water for Africa® supports groups that are working to provide opportunities for people to educate themselves and learn a trade so that they can provide for their families and change their lives.
|The YETEEM Children and Destitute Mothers Fund teaches women in the Afar community and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the skills they need to earn an income. They teach computer skills, sewing, embroidery training, wood and metal work. By teaching the women of the Afar region these skills they can now earn an income to support their families.||The Namunkanga Sustainable Farming Program/Evangelical Lutheran Church of Uganda. This program gives heifers to members of the community with the expectation that when that heifer gives birth, they will give the second heifer to another family in need. The milk produced not only provides the family with nutrition, but also with surplus milk to sell for a profit. It is a great way to have a program that is continually growing because of the giving of heifers to new families.|
Feeding the heifers from the Namunkanga Sustainable Farming Program, Uganda
Without opportunities such as these, many have little hope – despite their desire and work ethic – of improving their lives. By helping people create ways they can earn a steady income, you are providing them with the knowledge they need to improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the lives of so many in their community.