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Pre-Hispanic celebration for the summer solstice

In many ancient cultures around the world, the summer solstice is celebrated as a symbol of gratitude to the sun for nourishing crops and giving energy to humanity, as its heat symbolically purifies and transforms us to enjoy health and well-being in its maximum splendor. This ancestral celebration is one of many that are celebrated […]

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An international seminar on new forms of engagement was held in Lille from 23 to 26 May 2019

The seminar, which was themed “Volunteering and the civic engagement of tomorrow”, brought together 53 volunteers and employees from 9 member countries of the International Federation (Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Spain, the United States), as well as 2 partner countries (Belgium and Hungary). Workshops, round tables and debates provided an opportunity for […]

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2018 – An exciting year for the Romanian association “Niciodată Singur”

In 2018, the third year of operation of the “Niciodată Singur” Association  was full of achievements and inspiring new projects in our way to build a strong, involved and sustainable organization in Romania. With the help of volunteers, partners, sponsors and donors, the Romanian Association has once again brought joy and hope into the life […]

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Participation to the UN Working Group on Ageing

The UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) met from 15 to 18 April 2019. This is a forum for UN member states to promote the protection of the human rights of older people and is based on the evaluation of the existing international framework. During this tenth session, older people’s right to social protection […]

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The North American working group adressess the loneliness epidemic

The North American chapters of the International Federation of Petits Frères des Pauvres recently participated in the annual North American Working Group (NAWG) conference in Batavia, Illinois, USA. Chapter delegates from Canada, Mexico, and the United States meet each spring to share best practices in programming and volunteer management. One good example include “Home for […]

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International seminar on fundraising in Barcelone

The organizations of the International Federation of Petits Frères des Pauvres met in Barcelona last February for 2 days of exchange of experiences dedicated to fundraising. Germany, United States, Canada, Ireland, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Romania, France … 9 of the 10 countries of the International Federation, all committed against the isolation of the elderly, were […]

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Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly in Boston has successfully developed a new intergenerational program

The concept is simple: every Thursday, young students meet with their elders living in “seniors building” (residential buildings for person over 55 years old). The elderly enjoy a lot the proposed activities mixing art, games and conversations that allow them to interact with each other. Some students are learning Mandarin or Russian and are happy […]

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The international congress looks to the future!

115 participants, 12 countries and 3 days of foresight were the ingredients of the 3rd congress of the International Federation of Little Brothers of the Poor which took place from May 24th to May 27th at the Intergenerational Meeting Center in France. Thinking up the future programs of Little Brothers of the Poor in 2040 […]

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The day of the Dead: a colorful day!

In Mexico, el día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is one of the most important day in the country. From October 31st until November 2nd, this is the opportunity for Mexicans to gather with their family and celebrate their deceased around the altars installed and decorated for this purpose. They meet in […]

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