ATD Fourth World works to overcome the injustices of persistent poverty and social exclusion by bringing together people from all walks of life, learning from people who face poverty every day, and running family and community projects.
Persistent poverty can be eradicated. It can be done by working in partnership with people living in poverty. We work on the grassroots level in over 34 countries and in six areas of the US, and maintain consultative status at the United Nations, UNICEF, UNESCO, and the ILO.
“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.” – Joseph Wresinski
Over this spring, the kids at our Gamerco Street Library and students from Chief Manuelito Middle School have been working hard developing our second children’s museum exhibit. This time, instead of looking at the ground to learn about the prehistoric past, we have been looking up to the stars!
Everything began by showing the students a film on the International Space Station, a truly inspiring feat of technological creativity and collaboration. In the early stages, students spent time researching our solar system, life in space and on several planets like Mars, as well as local Navajo cosmology.