Monday, October 26, 2009

Volunteers: English-Pilipino translators

This November, ATD Fourth World Philippines will welcome two Thai children living in the slum areas of Bangkok. They are delegates to Museo Pambata’s International Children Summit in the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC)… Kanino ba ang CRC?

It will be the first trip of the children to the Philippines and they will be accompanied by a Thai facilitator who is fluent in English.

We are looking for volunteers to be translators to these two children during the convention.

1. Fluent in English and Pilipino;
2. Loves working with children; and
3. Available on November 17 – 20, 2009

For more information, you can contact us through telephone number 563.9312 or email

To those who wish to volunteer, please contact us at the soonest time possible so we can orient you regarding ATD and Museo Pambata and plan the schedule of activities.

Maraming Salamat!

Patricia Heyberger

Friday, October 9, 2009

October 17, International Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty

Dear Friends,

October 17, International Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, is approaching.

The celebration of this day has been initiated in 1987 on the Human Rights Plaza in Paris by the poorest themselves, through ATD Fourth World, by the laying of a Stone in honor of the victims of poverty. In 1992, the United Nations has recognized it as an International day.

In the Philippines, the Government has declared it a National Day and even National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty from October 17 to 23.

Through the years we must not forget that this day primarily is the one for the voices of the poorest to be heard, and a day for people to learn through and with them how, together, we can build a future of peace and justice for all.

In the world, different events will be held and will gather people from different cultures, faiths, backgrounds who refuse to think poverty as a fatality.

In Manila, through the National Anti Poverty Commission, the Government organizes an official commemoration around the Replica of the Stone in Rizal Park (between the Auditorium and the Japanese garden).

Together with the families of the poor communities we are involved with,we invite you to join us for this Commemoration at 9 AM in Rizal Park.

We hope very much you will be able to come for this day, which is an important one to show our solidarity with the people living in extreme poverty.

However, even if it is not possible for you to be present, wherever you will be, we invite you to pay attention to the lives and hopes of the poorest,

Sincerely yours,
ATD Fourth World Core-Workers

Sarah Ortega, Elisabeth Lavrand and Anne-Sylvie Laurent

Friday, October 2, 2009

Creative HeARTs Oct 24

Due to Typhoon Peping (Parma), Creative HeARTs has been rescheduled to October 24, 2009 (Saturday), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

US Embassy Bazaar
Booth No. S07
World Trade Center
Buendia Extention corner Diosdado Macapagal
Pasay City