ATD Fourth World Mexico’s primary objective is to support an integrated and interdependent approach to human rights, seeing poverty as a violation of those rights. We work to support the social research done by institutions working to fight poverty.
Our primary actions are:
- Street Libraries and Tapori groups help to build a network of children and young people who work to fight poverty in their communities. We work with underserved communities so that children can learn the pleasure of reading and storytelling alongside their parents. Street Libraries do not replace school or parents, they are rather an additional encouragement for families living in poverty to explore books and learning.
- World Day for Overcoming Poverty is commemorated every year on October 17 alongside partner organizations from all parts of society.
ATD Fourth World has been present in Mexico since 2007.