A guest speaker from Oxfam will share with Paisley & District U3A how his organisation works to tackle poverty worldwide.

Oxfam volunteer Rod Ferrier will explain how Oxfam, along with other aid agencies work to make peoples’ lives more sustainable and secure.

He explained: “Oxfam is a globally renowned Aid and Development charity, working and campaigning to alleviate poverty around the world. Oxfam and other aid agencies (NGOs) are needed to provide help so that poor people can lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. Oxfam’s work is worthwhile because it challenges the structural causes of the injustice of poverty to make peoples’ lives more sustainable and secure.”

U3A chair, Kathleen O’Donnell said: “One person in 113 is now a refugee according to the World Economic Forum. Famine, floods and fighting can lead to serious poverty. It’s why we want to hear about the work Oxfam does in partnering with local communities and relevant agencies on the ground to address this.”

Anyone who is semi or fully retired can come along to this free monthly meeting at 2pm on Thursday 4th April in the Salvation Army Hall, Mill Street, Paisley.

Tea and coffee is available from 1.45pm at Paisley & District U3A monthly meetings.

For more information on Paisley & District U3A and all their local group activities, please visit the following website: https://u3asites.org.uk/paisley.