Who are we?
The International Movement ATD Fourth Worldis a non-governmental organization with no religious or political affiliation which engages with individuals and institutions to find solutions to eradicate extreme poverty. Working in partnership with people in poverty, ATD Fourth World’s human rights-based approach focuses on supporting families and individuals through its grass-roots presence and involvement in disadvantaged communities, in both urban and rural areas, creating public awareness of extreme poverty and influencing policies to address it.
December 5 is International Volunteer Day. In this video (first in a series of videos produced by ATD Fourth World Canada and ATD Fourth World USA which we’ll be sharing over the coming months), Daniel Marineau tells us more about his work and why it’s so important.
My name is Jason and I’ve been with ATD Fourth World since 1995. At an information weekend in 1994 I realized how little I knew about long-term poverty: the situations people live in, their lack of choices, the stigma, the (…)
My name is Karol Laínez. I’m 29 years old and I’m from Honduras. For me, volunteering has been like a school of life; I’ve learned a lot and I’ve discovered a world I didn’t know existed. I first came into contact with the Fourth World Movement (…)