'En Avant Les Enfants' (Forward, Children)
'En avant les enfants' is a Belgian non-profit association that has operated in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1998. Its objective is to help young victims of war and its consequences in the Great Lakes region to rebuild their lives. Each year, several thousand children receive help via three projects (INUKA, NGANGI and KILA SIKU).
ACADEC (Association Congolaise d’Appui au Développement Communautaire - Congolese Community Development Support Association), is an association under Congolese law founded in 2009. Its aim is to combat nutritional deficiencies and promote access to healthcare and education. This association was founded by Mrs Kaloma Bamiriyo, a Belgian resident of Congolese origin who directly manages the project by living there several months a year. For over 40 years she worked as a nurse at Saint Luc and Saint Michel hospitals in Brussels. Concerned by the poverty in her country, the DRC, at the age of 60, she decided to invest in a development project to help the most destitute Congolese.
Kaloma is seconded by a team permanently based on site who take care of the agricultural project and help families, widows, unemployed youths and orphans. The project is carried out directly by the village inhabitants themselves who are all beneficiaries of the different projects, whether in the field of agriculture, education or health.
The project is supported in Belgium by the Centre Ste Thérèse, represented by Mr and Mrs Jacques van Ypersele de Strihou, who are also involved in India and the Philippines.
CatholicNear East Welfare Association - Pontifical Mission
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association - Pontifical Mission is an organisation which plans, carries out and manages various types of projects with a social and humanitarian vocation in different countries in the Middle East.
Provincial House of the 'Franciscan Missionaries of Mary' for the Middle East
The Franciscan nuns helped to host refugee families and started an informal education programme for children (around 200 children) at their premises in 2007 until the Jordanian government agreed to integrate the refugee children into public schools.
A pioneer of family foster care in Argentina, endeavouring to avoid placing children in institutions, Fundación Emmanuel's mission is based on four primary elements:
1) strengthening family and inter-family ties by organising community actions;
2) supporting families experiencing difficulties in order to keep them from breaking up;
3) training and supporting foster families;
4) training various psycho-social actors in the methodology of fostering. These different activities are aimed at giving families back their human dignity so they can hold their heads up high.
Fundación Emmanuel has a Belgian branch run by a group of volunteers whose mission is to promote the foundation and the social work performed in Argentina, and naturally to raise funds.
The Bureau International Catholique de l'Enfance (International Catholic Child Bureau) is an international network of organisations committed to the promotion and protection of children's dignity and rights. It operates in 66 countries on four continents. The association enjoys a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Council of Europe and develops operational relationships with UNESCO.
Address in Belgium
Chaussée de Wavre 205
The Belgian NGO ACTEC has operated in Haiti since 1995. It supports professional training in the 'Mains Ouvertes' schools, the Salesian school 'La Saline' and the 'Saint Joseph' technical training centre.
Mains ouvertes non-profit association
This non-profit association, founded in the late 1970s by two primary school teachers based in Haiti, manages four schools which mainly accept young Haitians who have no access to public education: poor children whose parents cannot afford school fees, orphaned children, children who have fallen behind at school...
'Daughters of Our Lady Help of Christians School' Institute (Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco - FMA)
The Salesian Sisters have been active in Haiti since 1935 and they devote themselves to general and professional education, literacy and social advancement. Each year some 18,000 children and young people benefit from the FMA Sisters' top-quality educational services.
Maison Shalom is a non-profit association under Burundi law, founded in 1993 by Marguerite Barankitse. Its aim is to "build a world which is a great place to live". Its main mission is to support the education, socio-cultural and economic rehabilitation of orphans and other vulnerable children. It also aims to promote health with a view to integrated development.
Maison Shalom Ruyigi
B.P. 2533 Bujumbura, BURUNDI
SAFA is an NGO under Indian law founded in 2006 by a Muslim woman driven by a progressive vision of Islam who lived for 10 years in Saudi Arabia, where she started campaigning for Sri Lankan women who are outrageously exploited as domestic workers.
SAFA, as a social enterprise which respects the local culture, is convinced that the socio-economic development of women starts with education and the creation of income (source of independence). The association thus decided to help illiterate urban women and assist them with the education of their children. Most members of the board of directors are university educated women.
SAFA enjoys both national and international recognition. (At a national level, for example, the organisation received the Sadguru Gnanananda prize for social entrepreneurship and fraternity in 2010, awarded to President Rubina Mazhar in Chennai). It receives few donations in India; for the 2010/2012 period, the ‘Fondation Jean François Peterbroeck’ was the only foreign sponsor.
‘To empower a girl is to empower a family.’
Missionary Sisters of the Queen of the Apostles
The Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Queen of the Apostles was founded in the 19th century by an Austrian Jesuit priest. His vocation was to “go where no-one wants to go”. The head office is based in Vienna. Of the 850 nuns currently making up this congregation, 700 are Indian or work in India.
'Enfance Tiers Monde' (Children Third World)
Enfance Tiers Monde/Kinderen Derde Wereld (ETM/KDW) is a national development organisation with no political, religious or governmental ties, focusing on children.
Kangu-Mayumbe - Centre for the Promotion of Health
The 'Centre pour la Promotion de la Santé' is located in the region of Bas-Congo, in the far west of the country. It is a Congolese NGO founded on 7 September 1966 by Doctor Jacques Courtejoie, former expert at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva. The centre is run by a team of three people. Its manager, Mr Clément Nzungu Mavinga, is a public health assistant; Dr Courtejoie participates as a technical advisor. The CPS has many top quality references; its work is spread throughout the Congo and is well-known in the country and beyond.
Centre pour la Promotion de la Santé, BP 1800 Kangu-Mayumbe (BC), République Démocratique du Congo.
Directeur : M. Clément Nzungu Mavinga
Directeur adjoint : M. Roger Mabiala Zimuangu
Conseiller technique : Dr Jacques Courtejoie