Under the slogan "What will it take to end poverty?" dozens of families answered the World Bank's call to put together a communal collage along with Dolores Avendaño, the Argentine Artist who drew the cover art for the Harry Potter books in Spanish.
"Understanding and respecting the needs of others ", "sharing", "tolerate differences", "get a good education," "provide jobs for all" and "end hunger" were some of the ideas reflected in a collage, which also included drawings and paper origami figures made by the children and their parents.
Eight year old Juliet said that "we must donate to the poor and flooded" referring to the victims of the recent storms in La Plata, Santiago, aged 9, said "it would be good if everyone had work", Ailén, aged , added "all kids have to go to school" and Camila, aged 9, "we must give food and clothing to the poor."
Avendaño, who began by undertaking a live drawing, told the children to imagine that they had Harry Potter’s magic wand, which they could use to do something to end poverty. She also encouraged everyone to make their dreams a reality.
"I want the world to be a better place and I’ve been always interested in using Art to make a difference to the lives of others. Specifically, I give talks to at-risk children, working with them so that they believe they can do anything, those are my two cents," said the renowned illustrator.