Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en Talk Team - Helping children to face school exams without fear http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/talk-team-helping-children-to-face-school-exams-without-fear <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/talk-team-helping-children-to-face-school-exams-without-fear"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/face_exams_kodm_tlk.thumbnail.jpg" alt="face_exams_kodm_tlk.jpg" title="face_exams_kodm_tlk.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Shabnam Resources which is based in the outskirts of Chennai in India, is a&nbsp; non-profit charity organisation which devotes its time by helping children from difficult backgrounds. They do this by trying to help them have a balanced life through different activities, as well as supporting them throughout their education.</p> <p> The organisation focuses primarily on community welfare, education and medical support for children from rural and semi-rural areas.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/talk-team-helping-children-to-face-school-exams-without-fear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters from our Readers 20.593684 78.962880 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:28:52 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6295 at http://overcomingpoverty.org STOP POVERTY: All Together in Dignity http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/stop-poverty-all-together-in-dignity <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/stop-poverty-all-together-in-dignity"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/image-edito-en.thumbnail.jpg" alt="image-edito-en.jpg" title="image-edito-en.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>One hundred years ago in France, <strong>Joseph Wresinski</strong>, ATD Fourth World&#39;s founder, was born in an internment camp for &ldquo;undesirable&rdquo; foreigners. Throughout his childhood, his heart was twisted by the shame and rage of having to go out before sunrise to earn a few pennies for his family. His mother raised him with the courage and the sense of pride of people who are too often treated with contempt. All his life, Wresinski pushed and inspired people towards a radical refusal to accept poverty.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/stop-poverty-all-together-in-dignity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:34:11 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6283 at http://overcomingpoverty.org What counts the most is our shared commitment to overcoming poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-counts-the-most-is-our-shared-commitment-to-overcoming-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-counts-the-most-is-our-shared-commitment-to-overcoming-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/image-jw.thumbnail.jpg" alt="image-jw.jpg" title="image-jw.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>In 1917, Joseph Wresinski was born in an internment camp for foreign nationals in Angers, France. Being from a family without any means, he experienced at a very young age the injustice and violence of extreme poverty.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-counts-the-most-is-our-shared-commitment-to-overcoming-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:23:42 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6281 at http://overcomingpoverty.org United Nations Hosts Launch of Global #StopPoverty Campaign http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/united-nations-hosts-launch-of-global-stoppoverty-campaign <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/united-nations-hosts-launch-of-global-stoppoverty-campaign"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/cristina-onu-900x530.thumbnail.jpg" alt="cristina-onu-900x530.jpg" title="cristina-onu-900x530.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <blockquote><p><em>&ldquo;If you don&rsquo;t reach out, nobody will know you&rsquo;re there. You have to reach out, and then after a while people expect you to be there&hellip; You&rsquo;ll never know who is the most isolated or the most in need if you don&rsquo;t go searching.&rdquo;</em> &ndash; Emma Speaks, ATD Fourth World Activist, New York City</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/united-nations-hosts-launch-of-global-stoppoverty-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Learn More Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:52:20 +0000 Jean-Pierre (France) 6246 at http://overcomingpoverty.org UN Theme for October 17 octobre 2017 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/un-theme-for-october-17-octobre-2017 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/un-theme-for-october-17-octobre-2017"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/oct172017-en_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="October 17, 2017 theme" title="October 17, 2017 theme" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Dear friends,</p> <p>We are happy to tell you the international theme for 17 October 2016, <strong>World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty</strong>, chosen with the International Committee for October 17 and the United Nations:</p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Answering the call of October 17 to end poverty: A path to peaceful and inclusive societies.</strong></p> Mobilisation Tools Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:53:51 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 6226 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Breaking the silence together (5’) http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/breaking-the-silence-together-5 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/breaking-the-silence-together-5"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/photo_irland.thumbnail.png" alt="photo_irland.png" title="photo_irland.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>Short video about 17th October:</strong> the World Day for Overcoming Poverty, recognised by the UN in 1992.<br /> A day to proclaim that the first to fight poverty are those who live it every day, and that their voices and experiences must be understood if we really want to change things. Extreme poverty is a violation of human rights and it can be abolished like slavery or apartheid.</p> Multimédia Mobilisation Tools Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:46:01 +0000 Jean-Pierre (France) 6197 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Breaking the silence together http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/breaking-the-silence-together <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/breaking-the-silence-together"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/breaking_silence_together1.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="breaking_silence_together1.jpeg" title="breaking_silence_together1.jpeg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>Video about 17th October,</strong> the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, recognised by the UN in 1992 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.<br /> A day to proclaim that the first to fight poverty are those who live it every day, and that their voices and experiences must be understood if we really want to change things. Extreme poverty is a violation of human rights and it can be abolished like slavery or apartheid.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/breaking-the-silence-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Multimédia Mobilisation Tools Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:33:53 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 6169 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Let our Kids be Kids! http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/let-our-kids-be-kids <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/let-our-kids-be-kids"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/louisiane_.thumbnail.jpg" alt="louisiane_.jpg" title="louisiane_.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong><em>Families and Friends of Louisiana&rsquo;s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) is a state-wide, membership based, parent led organization committed to abolishing the school-to-prison pipeline and reforming the juvenile justice system.</em></strong></p> <p> 15 years ago in New Orleans, parents and families walked in the rain to the juvenile courthouse. They stood up and gave voice to over 2,000 voiceless families in Louisiana, and became the unstoppable force for families across Louisiana known as FFLIC.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/let-our-kids-be-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories 37.090240 -95.712891 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:10:09 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6140 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Just a Change http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/just-a-change <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/just-a-change"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/image.portugal.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="image.portugal.jpeg" title="image.portugal.jpeg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>Portuguese youth give a second life to derelict housing</strong></p> <p>Ever since it began back in 2010, the <em>Just a Change</em> project has already refurbished 51 homes in Portugal. These volunteers are young university students supported by their sponsors. They are now in Óbidos to restore homes (and dignity) to a good handful of inhabitants.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/just-a-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories 39.399872 -8.224454 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:11:04 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6141 at http://overcomingpoverty.org The poster: Joseph Wresinski http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-poster-joseph-wresinski <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-poster-joseph-wresinski"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/joseph_wresinski_png.thumbnail.png" alt="joseph_wresinski_png.png" title="joseph_wresinski_png.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>On February 12, 1917</strong>, Joseph Wresinski was born in France. His childhood was marked by his experiences of poverty and the courage of his family. From here sprung his conviction that no one should face poverty alone, and he began to seek out those who were forced to live in such undignified conditions. After becoming a priest, he joined 250 families in a homelessness camp in the Paris region.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-poster-joseph-wresinski" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Présentation Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:04:03 +0000 Jean-Pierre (France) 6065 at http://overcomingpoverty.org