For children, the ATD “Tapori” children network project is launching a new campaign. Groups of children are asked to build a mobile to represent a world where everyone has a place. Each child is invited to make a piece of this mobile in order to know each other better and to be better known.
Tapori is a worldwide network of children from all backgrounds whose motto is: “We want all children to have the same chances.” All around the world children dream of a world where there’s no more poverty, where each child can live in peace and have friends. They don’t want to wait to be adults to take action. Tapori supports them in their actions against poverty and exclusion.
During a trip to India in 1965, Joseph Wresinski, founder of ATD, met a group of children who lived by themselves in the train stations of Bombay. They shared the leftovers they could find on the trains between them. They were called “Tapoori.” In 1967 a children’s network was created within ATD in solidarity with the children of the emergency housing camp of Noisy-le-Grand, in France.
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