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2 2 *The World Bank. Press Release No:2009/065/DEC 1.4 billion people (one in four) in the developing world were living below US$1.25 a day in billion people (one in four in the developing world) were living below US$1.25 a day in 2005 (*) The World Bank defines extreme povertyWorld Bank as living on less than $1.25 per day In Thailand more than 1 million people leaves with less of 1US$/day

3 3 Extreme poverty cannot be reduced to an economic measurement ATD FOURTH WORLD denounces the injustice, powerlessness, shame, humiliation and social exclusion experienced by those living in extreme poverty They are the ones first subject to having their human rights violated

4 4 Our Mission Our Vision Our Goals A harmonious society free from extreme poverty To bridge the gap between families living in poverty and mainstream society and foster effective participation of all to break down chronic poverty To stand in solidarity with people living in poverty To broaden their access to knowledge, culture and education with the view to ensure their fundamental human rights To inform and mobilize citizens, civil society, authorities and institutions towards these goals Striving together to end Extreme Poverty

5 5 ATD Fourth World : - promotes “People-Centred” development - aims to learn from those experiencing extreme poverty - share this knowledge with greater society People living in poverty are the experts on their condition To sum up :

6 6 ATD FOURTH WORLD in Thailand Action with families living in extreme poverty Bangkok Noi district Thon Buri district Learning from programs and individual initiatives Si Saket Striving together to end Extreme Poverty

7 7 Presence and action in the communities To promote their access to knowledge, culture and education Sharing families aspirations for change Street libraries Festival of learning Loi Krathong festival Held weekly on Saturday & Sunday under Arun Amarin Bridge and Thon Buri communities Shri NaKorn Kaun-Kun Ecological Park Special events

8 8 Striving together to end Extreme Poverty Promotion of ATD’s message / Public relation To inform and mobilize citizens, civil society, authorities and institutions Learning from each other, developing partnerships Meeting with Mr Paiboon Minister of Social Development and Human Security in 2007 t Networking Meeting with Authorities Partnership “Call to action” with students at Thammasat University Program at the National Commission of Human Rights at Bangkok

9 9 Striving together to end Extreme Poverty Mobilize Thai volunteers / friends Giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to volunteer their time and energy Strengthening ATD Fourth World in Thailand Affirming culture and heritage Fund raising Get-Together Garage sale organized by Friends of ATD Foundation Open dinner every Wednesday evening Volunteering

10 10 Striving together to end Extreme Poverty Through… In Thailand: university professors, teachers, program coordinators, consultants, international organization officers, human rights defenders, retired teachers, interpreters, business men, artists, students, etc... are volunteering their time and talents Over 100,000 members worldwide 400 international Volunteers working full time around the world in 30 countries 5 international full time Volunteers in Thailand: They are Filipino, French, and Thai

11 11 Striving together to end Extreme Poverty  30 years of commitment in communities living in depressed areas of Bangkok Activities promoting “art & culture” to children Our main achievements Opening of the Discussion forums with adults on issues that matter to their lives Knowledge and trust gained through long-term relationship with the families About 100 families are attending ATD programs each year

12 12 Striving together to end Extreme Poverty  Friends of ATD Foundation legally set up in 1992 Providing genuine support to volunteers Public Celebrations of October 17 (International Day for the Eradication of Poverty)‏ Organization/participation in anti-poverty related seminars Ongoing fundraising efforts Oct 17, UNESCO Our main achievements (cont’d)‏

13 13 Striving together to end Extreme Poverty Recent highlights  Creation of a video clip with the children living in the communities for the 20 th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Tapori campaign)‏  Initiate skills training project with teenagers living in the communities (e.g. silk-screen t-shirt printmaking)  Opened the community center at Thon Buri District, directed by a committee made up of local residents of the communities  Filmed a video about human rights overseen by members of the community with UNESCO and friends of ATD in commemoration of the 60 th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

14 14 Striving together to end Extreme Poverty T  Main emphasis for the next two years: Involve cultural, educational and vocational partners in enriching activities at the community centre Gain the participation of new members in ATD FW action and Friends of ATD Foundation

15 15 Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate partners’ employees are encouraged to : Join teaching activities in the community center Join the Friends of ATD Foundation Create fundraising events ATD welcomes in-kind and cash donations Become partner in our projects Events related to the 20 th anniversary of the convention on the rights of the child Development of the Community Center. Activities with child, teenager and adult. Partnership with other organizations. Towards self reliance of the community You can help Striving together to end Extreme Poverty

16 16 You can help Contact persons: Ms. Narumol Nirathron, Ph.D, President Friends of ATD Foundation Tel Ms. Ratchakorn Kulsawet, Treasurer Friends of ATD Foundation Tel : Mr. Alain Souchard, National delegate Tel : Mr. Bernard Leveaux, Fundraising officer Tel : Address : 84/1 Soi Kingplu, Sathorn 11 Bangkok 10120, Thailand Website: Account name : ATD Fourth world Account Number : Bank : Siam Commercial bank (savings account) ‏

17 17 Striving together to end Extreme Poverty T Thank you for joining ATD Fourth World's efforts to end Extreme Poverty


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