Hand in hand with children


Let’s stand together to uphold their rights

Eat when you’re hungry. Go to school. Get treatment when you’re ill. Play with your friends. Know where you will be sleeping tonight. Feel safe. Learn how to protect yourself from danger. We sometimes forget that they are rights, because we take them for granted so much.

They are rights that many children are still denied. We cannot really know exactly how many are affected, but for millions of children in various parts of the world, life is complicated and even painful.  

Terre des hommes has been working hand in hand with children for more than 60 years to win protection and respect for their rights, so that every child can avail themselves of their right to health, hygiene, education, security, justice, dignity and so on.  

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Working together with children for a better future

Children are why our organisation exists at all, and the focus of our daily work, informing our mission, vision and values. Children inspire us, guide us, and constantly amaze us. Their imagination is boundless, their adaptability incredible, their creativity overflowing and their resilience commands respect.  

Children share their opinions with us, give us ideas and sometimes even the boost we need to go yet further. Our objectives are always to afford them better protection, defend their rights and change their lives, permanently.

With children, for children, we are active in more than 30 countries, working in vital areas such as health, migration and access to justice.  

How does Terre des hommes makes lasting changes to children’s lives?

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Children participating in a psychosocial activity in a Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
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Your donation will, for example, pay for one year of digital medical check-ups for 17 children in Burkina Faso
Your donation will, for example, pay for ten exploited children in Afghanistan to learn to read and write, or take a vocational training course.
Your donation will, for example, pay for one year of psychosocial activities for a Rohingya child in Bangladesh to help with recovery after fleeing their home country.
Your donation will, for example, pay for one year of care for a child suffering from malnutrition.
Your donation will, for example, pay for support courses for 20 children in Iraq.
Your donation will, for example, pay for six children in Palestine to receive psychological support.