Overcoming gender stereotypes in vocational training: Khadija's testimonial

In Morocco, as in many other countries, women still have difficulties accessing the same training courses as men. They are often dissuaded from undertaking training traditionally perceived as being for men. In the projects we carry out with our partners, we seek to overcome these gender stereotypes by giving women the opportunity to freely choose the professional field in which they wish to train. This inclusive approach is implemented in particular by our partner organisations within the ‘Najah’ project, which supports young people in their professional reintegration.

Our partners celebrating 12 April: united for children in street situations!

International Day for Street Children is a day of celebration for our local partners. Every 12 April, they organise events to send strong messages to the authorities and raise awareness among the general public, but also to celebrate the day with children in street situations. Our partners offer them activities specially designed for them, including games, meals, medical care as well as discussion and awareness-raising sessions. Our partners are mobilising alongside the children on this special day. Here's a look back at the activities that took place in Brazzaville (Congo), Douala (Cameroon) and Antananarivo (Madagascar).

International Day of Families: working together for children

On Wednesday 15 May, we celebrate the International Day of Families: a good time to recall that families play a vital role in promoting children's rights. Indeed, the family environment is the primary place for a child's development, and it should fulfil a role of protection and education.

The Dora centre: a safe place for young girls in Beirut

Women in Lebanon are particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence. They are very often confronted with physical, verbal or psychological violence. In this context, we are working with our local partner, the Soeurs du Bon Pasteur. The empowerment, protection, prevention and integration (APPI) programme we support is aimed at more than 800 girls aged between 9 and 18, 900 members of their families and 65 professionals at the three centres in Dora, Hammana and Beirut.

From the streets of Madagascar to the Human Rights Council: Ronaldo and Elia speak out

To mark International Day for Street Children (12 April), two children who have lived on the streets of Madagascar came to Geneva to talk about their experiences at the United Nations. The two children spoke at the Human Rights Council's annual Day on the Rights of the Child, which focused on inclusive social protection. Ronaldo and Marie Elia, 13, tell the story of this extraordinary adventure.

International day for street children 2024

Every year, we come together for the International Day for Street Children (12 april). This year, our campaign focuses on access to education.

Review of Congo by the Committee on the Rights of the Child: a favourable outcome of our advocacy work

On 8 February, the Committee on the Rights of the Child published its concluding observations on Congo, the culmination of the review process on the children’s rights situation in which we participated with REIPER, our local partner and the children we support on the ground.

Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil International

The Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil International (FAAI) is a Swiss charitable foundation established in 2013. It is committed to protecting children’s rights, promoting the education and integration of young people in difficulty and supporting families, in partnership with local actors who share the same goals.

Alongside its partners, the FAAI advocates for children’s rights with United Nations institutions, focusing on children in street situations. 

Who we are

Our activities

Child protection

Support children in street situations to promote their rights and reintegrate them sustainably into society.

Integration and entrepreneurship

Provide young people with vocational training and socio-educational support to enable them to build a better future.

Family and parenting support

Support parents in their educational role and empower them as key actors in child protection.


Support our partners in their advocacy activities with national and international decision-makers to ensure respect for children’s rights.