Our Projects in Africa

Our projects aim at the rehabilitation of children in need and at the sustainable improvement of their living situation. In order to prevent future violations of children’s rights, we empower civil society structures to develop a protective and fostering environment for children. We support African States via their local representatives to effectively implement children's rights.


Our projects thus follow a holistic approach that intervenes on three axes (children, civil society and the State), is participatory and sustainable.


Children in situations of distress:

  • Consultation and orientation
  • Vital care, medical, psychological and legal assistance
  • Family, school and professional reintegration
  • Material support for school-attendance, an apprenticeship or the start of an income generating activity
  • Follow-up visits


State representatives and bodies:

  • Advocacy at mayors, police, gendarmerie, and representatives of the judiciary
  • Training of these agents in children’s rights, the particular issues of the project as well as their roles therein
  • Equipping them with the according national and international legal texts
  • Formalizing partnerships for the protection of children
  • Elaborating and distributing best practices


Civil society:

  • Awareness-raising for members of local associations, civil society organizations, unions of women, children and adolescents, the media as well as parents, teachers, school principals, religious and traditional authorities
  • Functional training of these agents to take appropriate action and raise awareness in their environment
  • Creation of local committees for child protection in communities as well as follow-up on these committees
  • Formalization of partnerships with the media to spread reports and interactive radio broadcasts on the issues of the project
  • Training of responsibles and establishing a chain of agents for an appropriate and concerted treatment of cases of (sexual) abuse, exploitation, neglect, forced marriage, trafficking and the detainment of children

Our Current and Recent Projects

Since 1996, we have implemented more than 80 projects with our local partners in 10 African countries.


Our current and recent projects:

Togo: Child-friendly schools

Benin, Togo, Cameroon: Young peacemakers

Benin: Zero tolerance for sexual violence in schools

Togo: Curbing harmful traditional practices

Benin, Cameroun, Ghana, Mali: Non-violent education

Mali: Passing on good practices for children's rights

Cameroon: Improving (Self-)protection from violence

Cameroon: ALDEPAs protection center for children in distress

Mali: Children for peace and social cohesion

Benin: Expanding local offers for family mediations

Donate and support our projects in Africa

How to contribute

And as a transversal activity in all project countries:

Explaining children's rights in local African languages and adapted to the cultural context

Our main topics in the last 25 years

In close cooperation with our African partner organizations, we have been contributing to implementing children's rights in African countries for 25 years.


For example for


children deprived of liberty/detained in prisons or police stations
- D.R. Congo, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Cameroon, Mali, Senegal, Togo.


infants growing up in prisons with their detained mothers
- D. R. Congo, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Cameroon, Mali, Senegal, Togo.


children who have experienced marginalization and neglect, children living in the streets, children accused of witchcraft
- Benin, D.R. Congo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mali, Togo.


children, especially girls, affected by sexual exploitation and violence, including early and forced marriage, child prostitution
- Benin, D.R. Congo, Cameroon, Mali, Togo.


children in armed conflicts, (civil) war or subject to forced migration
- D.R. Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia.


economically exploited children, i. e. in households, on markets or farms, including slavery
- Ivory Coast, Mali, Togo, Cameroon.


marginalised girls and young mothers in despair
- Mali.


children with disabilities
- Ivory Coast.

as well as


the elaboration of best practices in the field of children's rights

- Benin, D.R. Congo, Ivory Coast, Gaboun, Cameroon, Congo, Mali, Togo

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Picture above: Drama performance with children in our project in Ivory Coast. Children have a right to participate in cultural activities.

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