People's stories of struggle and solidarity. Learn about initiatives worldwide that are making a difference.

Let our Kids be Kids!

Families and Friends of Louisiana’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. 15 years ago in New Orleans, parents and families walked in the rain to the juvenile courthouse. They stood up and gave... Read more
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With my blue bicycle

Necessity forces you to get out of the house, when you have no other choice. I would like to wake up every morning and go to a regular work place. Before I used to work and I enjoyed that lifestyle of security and a regular income every month. It allowed me to have a more comfortable lifestyle, to eat out with my wife, do the shopping etc, but... Read more
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Exposure to different cultures has inspired me.

My name is Salwa and I am a teacher. I have always been passionate about ensuring that disadvantaged children have access to culture. In 2009 I had the good fortune to come across Tapori – a friendship network created by ATD Fourth World to enable children all over the world to become friends with one another as well as to give them a... Read more
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The struggle for hope to bring about change.

Coming from a town marked by the closure of the coal mines, Jemaa shares the story of her Cooperation and DEVelopment Association. ‘CODEV’ set out to improve the living conditions of women and children. My father fought to give me the chance of an education. Today, I want to give that chance to the children from the town.’ When... Read more
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The missing part of life

Norman graduated from the Politeknic ATMI Surakarta College in Indonesia. In this story, he bears witness to the voluntary activities of a retired factory worker. As a student, Norman helped with school support for children from disadvantaged communities. On 8th November last year, we went to Ampel, a village in Central Java to see a waterfall... Read more
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