Discover all the institutions of Apprentis d'Auteuil, a catholic education charity

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An international charity working with youth for a better world: get to know more about Apprentis d’Auteuil International.

Apprentis d’Auteuil started out as a French education charity by priest Roussel in 1866, who took the fate of young orphans into his hands, providing them with a roof over their heads and a solid Christian education. More than 149 years later, we have expanded to be an international charity, still working to protect children and young people and giving them a hope for a better life – with education, advocacy and other programs. Let us have a look at the institutions and network we have built since the start.

Working as an education charity

Apprentis d’Auteuil is a catholic charity whose main goal is to provide access to a high class education or training to young people and children so that they can be responsible and important members of society. We also know how important it is to focus also on social skills and build self-confidence – these factors are also included in our education charity programs.
One of our international charity projects is organized between the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and Hungary, called Houses of Europe. This year, French and Hungarian horticulture students visited each other’s countries where they learnt about local companies and career paths. It was also a great opportunity to use their language skills, make friends and act as independent persons in a foreign country.

International charity for youth and family protection

More than 20, 000 young people and families take part in Apprentis d’Auteuil’s international charity programs: we believe that family support is fundamental to help children effectively. If families face an economic or social situation, children are also struggling, which can create new problems: dropping out of school, family decomposition, etc.
As a catholic charity, we value families and care for them, which is why we created family support programs. A great example for that is our Family Open House Project: we are providing housing to families in difficulty while having a chance to take part in activities, share their experience with each other and to act to improve their situation. By breaking their isolation and assisting them into a better life, they retrieve their strength and confidence.

We also work as an education charity in our child care centers like the one in Bordeaux by supporting underprivileged mothers with small children to enroll in trainings and education, while also helping them with psychological and social support.
If you are interested in helping our work as an education charity, please consider making a donation to one of our projects to fund.

Apprentis d’Auteuil is a deeply committed catholic foundation, recognized as promoting the public interest in France and in more than 50 countries. Thanks to the expertise and experience of the foundation and their partners, Apprentis d’Auteuil have been able to supervise more than 23.000 children in France and almost 20.000 children and families worldwide. Its main goal is to help youth in difficulty by conducting educational projects and to boost their ability to participate in society as full-fledged citizens by promoting training and insertion programs worldwide. In addition to their actions towards helping vulnerable children, Apprentis d’Auteuil and their partners assist struggling parents in their family obligations, with coeducation as the guiding principle. The key purpose is to improve the management of children under their care and to enable them to grow as free and responsible adults. To make a donation for education – Please contact the foundation for underprivileged children Apprentis d’Auteuil.