On the 7th and 8th April 2016, the AMADE gathered for a plenary conference, with plenty of sharing and exchanges between AMADE and its partners.
AMADE's intervention is based on a vision: that of a world where every child, regardless of his social, religious or cultural background, can live in dignity, and security and with respect for his fundamental rights. That of a world where every child can fully express its potential.
In 2015, AMADE supported programmes in 11 countries on 4 continents (Europe, Africa, South America, Asia).
Committed to access to education and health, and protection of children, the programmes mainly addressed the demobilization of child soldiers, the protection of children in prisons and girls' access to secondary education.
While Europe experienced an influx of refugees in 2015, AMADE wished to mobilize itself specifically in favour of isolated migrant children, arriving in Europe without family ties or having lost their parents during the crossing of the Mediterranean.
In 2016, in addition to current programs, AMADE will also commit itself to the fight against infant mortality in Mali and the fight for access to care for sickle-cell children in Niger.
At the plenary conference, Mrs. Federica GIANNOTTA, Programs and Advocacy Officer of Terre des Hommes Italy (www.terredeshommes.it), gave an overview of isolated migrant childrens' situation when arriving to the Italian coasts and detailed the activities implemented regarding the psychosocial and psychological care of children in conjuction with the partnership established with AMADE.
Mrs. Anne Roos-Weil, Director and co-founder of the Djantoli association (www.djantoli.org), shared her innovative experience in the field of child mortality in Burkina Faso and Mali.
Finally, Mrs. Patricia Lobaccaro, President of Brazil Foundation (www.brazilfoundation.org), presented the foundation's efforts towards vulnerable Brazilian children to the AMADE network.
To watch the Monaco Info video of the AMADE Plenary Conference 2016: click here