First Meeting of our New Commission
Friday 22 August saw the first meeting of our new Poverty Truth Commission.
Why did you come today?
- To meet the new Commissioners and see how we can build on the work of the previous Commission.
- To fully understand why poverty still exists in the 21st Century
- I’ve been affected by poverty and I know several people in poverty, working and not. I hope I can contribute and to make a difference.
- A wider circle, imaginative ideas, some sense of application.
- I am driven in my every day work to improve how education can reduce the impact of poverty, but I need a broad perspective to do this.
We got to know each other, shared our initial thoughts and experiences and found it hard to stop talking. A truthful, exciting, hopeful and inspiring place to be.