ACT TODAY TO CREATE THE CONDITIONS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
FONDATION ALBATROS IS A FAMILY RUN PHILANTHROPIC ORGANISATION GOVERNED BY SWISS LAW AND BASED IN GENEVA.
Since 2008, Fondation Albatros has been supporting social and humanitarian organisations involved in the improvement of the living conditions and prospects of underprivileged populations through the implementation of sustainable solutions.
The Foundation is particularly involved in the area of education, first lever of development. In addition, to promote women’s education belongs to its objectives.
The Foundation favors community approaches which simultaneously offer answers the the various aspects of life of an human being (health, education, housing, employment,…) allowing him to empower himself in the most balanced manner.
The Foundation supports in priority sustainable actions and participative approaches as they allow individuals and community to take on their responsibilities.
The Fondation welcomes both private and public partnerships.
Since 2015, the Albatros Foundation is a member of SwissFoundations.
“Pour un Sourire d’Enfant » Educational catch-up: a real step forward for the education of the most under-priviledged children in Cambodia
Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE), a partner of the Albatros Foundation in Cambodia, works for the education and vocational training of children living in very precarious conditions. The educational catch-up method, developed by the NGO in its Phnom-Penh Centre, enables out-of-school children aged from 10 to 14 to reach the standard expected at the end of primary school in 1, 2 or 3 years of accelerated study. In partnership with the Cambodian Ministry of Education, the method is being implemented in state schools in 5 provinces in Cambodia. The project, developed over 3 years (2015 to 2017), provides access to school for 6000 children every year.
FINDING A NEW START IN LIFE: THE WORK OF MARIE-FRANCE AND CHRISTIAN DES PALLIERES
The documentary “LES PEPITES” follows the story of the association “Pour un Sourire d’Enfant” which provides access to high quality education for the most underprivileged children in Phnom Penh.
Auteuil Suisse to support its after school care and extracurricular activities in the Plainpalais area of Geneva. The centre, which is situated in the St François parish premises, is for children and adolescents from underprivileged immigrant families. It provides learning support and leisure activities.
This project is hosted by the St François parish and is non-denominational.
Women are still too often victims of gender discrimination.
Discrimination begins in the womb: many women – influenced by the culture and rituals of their country and subjected to strong pressure from their husbands – have an abortion when they know they are pregnant with a girl. If the pregnancy is carried to term, some baby girls will be killed at birth by their parents, who consider the birth of a girl to be a significant barrier to their economic advancement (infanticide is much less widespread than foeticide).
More worryingly, wealth and economic development do not reduce the preference for a male child.