In 2020, despite the health crisis, our teams in Switzerland and in the field continued to provide quality education and health care for mothers, pregnant women and underprivileged children throughout the world.
Following the upheavals caused by COVID-19, Enfants du Monde quickly adapted its programs in the field. We ensured the protection of health workers and pregnant women, supporting the actions of national Ministries of Health and our local partners. We found solutions to resume educational activities in complete safety and to protect pupils and teaching staff.
None of this would have been possible without the valuable support of our donors, partners and supporters. On behalf of our beneficiaries, thank you!
New teaching material - Chad
In April, a set of teaching material developed by our education team and local partners has been distributed for all levels of primary schools, for children between 6 and 12 years old. This set includes 160'000 textbooks published in 3 languages (French, Arabic and Sar) for 326'500 pupils and 7'300 teachers!
Awareness raising among pregnant women on COVID 19 - Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Haiti
From April to November, in response to the global pandemic, we provided information on COVID-19 and health to pregnant women, young mothers and newborns in local languages (Mooré, French, Bengali, Creole...): the messages were broadcasted by local radios, posters, leaflets, videos and town criers.
Celebration of children's rights on 20 November - Switzerland
To commemorate the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly on November 20th, Enfants du Monde organizes each year an event for children and the general public at Place des Nations in Geneva. The online version of the Festival La parole aux enfants, gave the opportunity for children to express their view on their rights in the presence of representatives of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and Geneva authorities.
Protection and training of healthcare providers against COVID-19 - Haiti, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, El Salvador
From April to November, our local partners handed out protective materials such as masks, gloves and protective glasses to 871 health workers in Bangladesh, 1,000 health workers in El Salvador, 63 health workers in Haiti and 115 health centers in Burkina Faso.
Protection of schoolchildren against COVID-19 - Niger, Burkina Faso
In June, Enfants du Monde provided financial support to ensure that educational activities could be resumed in complete safety: our local partners distributed protection kits for pupils, containing handwashing stations, fabric masks and hydro-alcoholic gel.
Let’s make 2021 a great year!
Enfants du Monde has been providing quality education and access to health services to children and mothers in some of the world's poorest countries for more than 50 years. Our work and expertise for improving the quality of education and maternal and newborn health are recognized by the Swiss Confederation and the World Health Organisation.
By supporting Enfants du Monde, you can be sure that your donations go directly to children and mothers in need, while strengthening their autonomy.
Together, let's build a better future for children and mothers-to-be!