The Letter to Friends around the World exists in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
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Today, everything has changed

APROJUMAP (Association for the Promotion of Twinning and Friendship between People) aims to contribute to the economic and social development of rural Rwanda by combating poverty. They do this in partnership with the Rwandan authorities and several Belgian municipalities. APROJUMAP supports families to take collective action in regular tasks,... Read more
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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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