Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil International

Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil International

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In order to support its development overseas and in France, Apprentis d’Auteuil created a branch in Switzerland in 2013 which became an international foundation in 2017.

Our missions

  • Act as an advocate for young people in difficulty and vulnerable families at an international level mainly with the United Nations (UN) and its agencies (Apprentis d’Auteuil obtained ECOSOC consultatif status in 2014).
  • Access new funding from individuals (donations and legacies), from companies (partnerships, sponsorships, practical skills transfer), organisations that support projects in favour of education, training and parenthood assistance.
  • Develop support activities alongside Swiss youth and families in partnership with Swiss organisations.

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Apprentis Auteuil International supports projects worldwide around priority points which are:

  • Parenting support
  • Education and insertion
  • Assistance to children living on the streets

Beneficiaries for the past year

  • 15,000 young people, including 9,000 from the streets
  • 4,400 families
  • Almost 300,000 young people in the world when you include our partners network

Projects in 2017


  • Educational and extracurricular support for young people in difficulty in Geneva
  • Analysis of a potential Application Restaurant in Geneva

Around the world

  • Congo, Mali, Peru, Philippines, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal: Care, education and schooling programs for Street Children in support centres.
  • In Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Madagascar, Morocco, Central African Republic and the Philippines: Integration of marginalized 15 to 20 year olds through tailored training programs fitting their needs and the markets requirements.
  • France, Lebanon, Morocco, Switzerland: Family Open House program. Assistance with parenting, caring for families in vulnerable positions.
  • Cameroon, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Senegal : Educational Support.

Your contact


Mario Fetz - General Representative

Apprentis d’Auteuil Switzerland

Tel: (+41) 79 324 16 95
Mail : mario.fetz(at)

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.