Last Saturday in Central Park, New York, there was a very special concert, the Global Festival, a charity musical event organised by the Global Poverty Project to help alleviate extreme poverty around the world. The FC Barcelona Foundation, along with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as announced last August, were actively involved in a project that brought together 60,000 people in the Big Apple to see performances by such artists as Neil Young, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and K’naan.
To show their commitment to the fight against poverty, over the last two months Barça has been publishing information about the project on its social networks, and during the concert a video was shown featuring Thiago and Alves, as FC Barcelona did its little bit to bring an end to both poverty and polio.
Tickets for the concert could not be purchased. To get them, people had to perform certain actions to help in the fight against poverty on the website http://globalfestival.com/
Global Poverty Project, against extreme poverty in the world
The Global Poverty Project is a global movement created in 2008 to promote changes in relation to extreme poverty. The project creates campaigns to raise awareness of the issue and also seeks to encourage and educate society to take effective individual action to help solve the problem.
Its many initiatives have included the ‘1.3 Billion Reasons’ project named after the number of people in the world calculated to live in desperate poverty, a multimedia presentation that set new standards for explaining the factors that cause poverty and proposing actions to change things. The project has been presented to 100,000 people around the world.
The Global Poverty Project wishes to communicate that extreme poverty is an urgent problem and that the global community has the strength to do something about it. Aware that change is neither fast nor easy, the Global Poverty Project believes that we all have a part to play in the challenge.