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Launch of child poverty animations

Children in Wales has launched a set of poverty animations with the voices of children and young people from across the UK.

The Investing in Children Alliance is a partnership of organisations looking at different ways to tackling poverty in the UK. Children in Wales was funded by Eurochild to lead the Alliance with the support and direction of Children in Northern Ireland, Children in Scotland and Children England.

The project has been working with children and young people across the UK about poverty, its impact and possible solutions. In developing a collection of 5 animations we ensured that the resources would be suitable to children and young people but also engaging to adults.

Workshops were run in different regions of the UK on topics including health, education, housing, financial education and youth unemployment, and all the activities were audio-recorded.

Children in Wales then worked with Youth Friendly who specialise in producing information and resources for children and young people. Young people from Youth Friendly informed the design and development of the animation.

On Tuesday 18th December, an Investing in Children event was held in Cardiff with speakers from across the UK. The event also included the launch of the animation project.

The first three animations on health, education and housing are available below, with the financial education and unemployment animations to follow shortly.

For more information please contact Ed Janes, Development Officer (Participation): Ed.Janes@childreninwales.org.uk, 029 2034 2434.

Poverty Film Housing https://vimeo.com/114559658

Poverty Film Health https://vimeo.com/114599280

Poverty Film Education https://vimeo.com/114617869