The Letter to Friends around the World exists in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
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A community's courage

The Mobile Team travels across the Amazonian region in a dugout canoe to reach out to the indigenous peoples and those who are the most marginalized. After eighteen hours of travelling up the Tauhamanu's river in a dugout canoe, we caught sight of the village of Nova Oceania. The assistant to the village chief welcomed us and helped us carry... Read more
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Letter to Friends Around the World "Special Edition - 17 October 2017

Dear friends, We are happy to send you this special 17 October edition of our Letter to Friends Around the World. Thirty years ago, 100,000 people gathered on the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza in Paris to answer Joseph Wresinski's Call to Action: “On the 17 October 1987, defenders of human and civil rights from every continent gathered... Read more
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STOP POVERTY: All Together in Dignity

One hundred years ago in France, Joseph Wresinski, ATD Fourth World's founder, was born in an internment camp for “undesirable” 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... 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.  Tapori enables children all over the world to become friends with one another. Its motto is:... Read more
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A New Humanity Without Poverty Will See the Light of Day

“The very poor tell us over and over again that a human being’s greatest misfortune is not to be hungry or unable to read, or even to be without work. The greatest misfortune of all is to know that you count for nothing, to the point where even your suffering is ignored.” said Joseph Wresinski, founder of ATD Fourth World. Last... Read more
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