Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil International (FAAI)

Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil International (FAAI)

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Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil International (FAAI) (formerly Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil Suisse - FAAS) was created in 2013 in order to support the development of Apprentis d’Auteuil's international programme.

Our missions

  • Support the international work of Apprentis d’Auteuil 
  • 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).
  • Develop projects in Switzerland in the field of childhood protection, professional training and insertion

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

  • protection and support to street children, 
  • training insertion and entrepreneurship
  • Accompanying Families
  • Multiculturalism

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 2018


  • Educational and extracurricular support for young people in difficulty in Geneva (after school support, cultural and sports activities)
  • Application Restaurant in Geneva (La Salle à Manger) – prospection phase with Swiss partners

Around the world

  • Bolivia, Congo Republic, Mali, Perou, Cameroon, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar: Care, education and schooling programmes for Street Children in support centres.
  • Bolivia, Perou, Morocco, Cameroon, Mali, The Democratic Republic of Congo: Integration of young people through tailored training programmes fitting their needs and the markets requirements.
  • Perou, Cameroon, Mali, The Democratic Republic of Congo: Family Support programmes.

Your contact


Mario Fetz - General Representative

Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil International (FAAI)

Tel: (+41) 79 176 23 82
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.