The National Movement of Catholic Students, Midlands Region joined the international family of IMCS Pax Romana in commemorating International Day of the Eradication of Child Poverty worldwide.

The day has been observed annually since 1987 and this year’s theme is “Together we can end Child Poverty”.

NMCS Midlands region president, Ms. Hope Marozva said her chapter of the NMCS is doing its best to eradicate child poverty by assisting children whenever they can.

“We visit children’s homes every now and then and we donate food, clothes and even offer financial assistance if we manage to raise some.

“At the moment, the Midlands State University Catholic Society is paying fees for a child at a Gweru primary school. If everyone else does the same, we can succeed in reducing child poverty,” said Ms. Marozva.