ENFANCE DU GLOBE is an international non-governmental organisation. We are not for profit, non-political and nondenominational, and work for the well-being of children by promoting a developmental approach based on general human rights and, in particular, children’s rights.
ENFANCE DU GLOBE is registered with the Paris Police Headquarters and recognised as a public charity (charity registration number: W751235426). The registered office address is 2, rue Villaret Joyeuse 75017 Paris, France.
We have been working in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2004, with our first programme in the Republic of Guinea.
The mission of NGO ENFANCE DU GLOBE is to help improve children’s rights by encouraging duty-bearers to fulfil their duties, and by giving more power to poor and exploited children so that they can reclaim their rights to education, protection and healthcare.
Our vision is to ensure that children in developing countries are healthy, complete their education and have their rights respected in a peaceful environment.
Approach to work
The main approach that guides our work is the programme based on children’s rights. With this approach, ENFANCE DU GLOBE intends to apply the principles of children’s rights to plan, implement and organise development programmes in which the end goal is to improve living conditions for children, so that they can all fully enjoy their right to live in the heart of communities that recognise and respect these rights.
This leads us to:
- Focus on the most disadvantaged children and those who are the victim of discrimination or exclusion.
- Consider children, young people and women not as passive recipients of developmental efforts, but as agents of their own development.
ENFANCE DU GLOBE is developing programmes in 3 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. These are the Republic of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This will progress to other countries and other continents in line with our strategic plans.
Since starting work in April 2004, ENFANCE DU GLOBE has been working towards the promotion and protection of children’s rights.
For 12 years, we have been developing pioneering strategies to better meet children’s needs regarding education, healthcare, protection and care for children in emergencies.
Our focus areas and objectives are:
- Education: we focus on the promotion of children’s rights to education, and the rights of children in the education system.
- Protection: We are developing initiatives that allow us to identify in advance any situation that could lead to a violation of children’s rights and any actions in advance that could help predict, prevent or minimise risk.
- Health: ENFANCE DU GLOBE works to give all vulnerable children the chance to grow and develop within a supportive environment, including appropriate healthcare, a balanced diet and to live in a clean environment.
ENFANCE DU GLOBE recognises respecting human dignity as a fundamental principle of all sustainable development.
We commit to respecting and promoting it through the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Convention for Children’s Rights.
The organisation remains committed to the principal that all children should enjoy these rights and benefit from protection against prejudice as set out in the United Nations Convention for Children’s Rights.
For this reason, ENFANCE DU GLOBE will not tolerate any form of mistreatment, negligence, violence or exploitation of children.
The organisation and its personnel, interns, representatives and partners are determined to create an environment where children’s safety is guaranteed. Reference: ENFANCE DU GLOBE: Child Protection Policy
To limit dependency and promote action, ENFANCE DU GLOBE refers to and relies regularly on programmes based on children’s rights. This approach ensures that children, young people and women are not merely beneficiaries, but agents of their own development, know their rights and responsibilities and are able to respect, apply and lay claim to them. In order to do this, we concentrate on universal human rights which include:
- Equality and non-discrimination: All children are equal as human beings. They must be able to enjoy their rights without distinction of any kind, including race, colour, gender, ethnicity, age, language, religion, political opinion, disability, wealth, birth or any other situation, as stipulated by the human rights supervisory body.
- Participation et inclusion: Each child has a right to participate, contribute and benefit to civil, economic, social and political development by which their fundamental rights and freedoms can be realised and by an active, free and useful way.
- Interdependence et interrelation: The fulfilment of a right often depends on (in full or in part) the fulfilment of other rights. In this way, rights to health can depend, in certain circumstance on the fulfilment of the right to education or information.