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Is Terre des Hommes a Dutch name?

The child rights organisation Terre des Hommes has been named after the book Terre des Hommes (Earth for Mankind) by the French writer and World War II pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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What does the name Terre des Hommes mean?

Terre des Hommes means Earth for Mankind. The views in the book Terre des Hommes on human dignity, responsibility and solidarity form the cornerstones for the organisation.

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Where are the Terre des Hommes Netherlands headquarters?

Terre des Hommes Head Office is located in The Hague in the Netherlands.

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How many countries does Terre des Hommes Netherlands operate in?

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is active in thirteen countries divided over four regions: Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Africa and South America.

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What does the tear drop symbolise?

The logo of Terre des Hommes Netherlands represents water. The smallest drops of water will eventually wear away the largest rock. Terre des Hommes Netherlands is a small organisation, but believes that with persistence even the largest problems can be overcome.

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Who and what does Terre des Hommes Netherlands support?

Terre des Hommes Netherlands supports registered civil society organisations.

In addition, financial support is provided to projects that:
o Contribute towards the prevention of child exploitation and abuse, and the rehabilitation and protection of exploited and/or abused children
o Provide access to quality education for children in need
o Provide healthcare for children and/or mothers
o Strengthen the response of the community to cope with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and improve treatment and care for children who are affected and/or infected
o Provide access to quality services, education, sports and community activities for children with a disability
o Promote sports and games as a tool for development of children’s physical and social well-being and which in turn enhance the community spirit
o Build the capacity of local partner organisations to deliver more effective, efficient and accountable services to children in need.

Project Partners aiming to deliver direct services to children in especially difficult circumstances, are given priority. Project Partners should always direct their services so that with the cooperation and assistance of the local community, the child can be guaranteed a better life, which remains even after funding terminates.

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What are the criteria for projects?

Project Partners should implement projects with utmost care, bearing the protection of the children in mind and should focus on sustainable structural assistance. The following criteria have to be met:
o The Project Partner is a registered civil society organisation
o The project beneficiaries are children of age eighteen years and below
o The project is small scale, directed at local needs and uses local resources
o The project meets the needs of children and at the same time tries to come up with solutions that address the root cause of the problem and improves the general situation of the beneficiaries
o The project should not only improve the children’s situation, but also include other essential aspects such as self-confidence, self-respect and most importantly self-reliance in order to make the project successful, effective and sustainable.

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How can my organisation apply for funding from Terre des Hommes Netherlands?

Only non-government organisations, civic organisations can apply for assistance from Terre des Hommes Netherlands. Project applications should not exceed 20 pages, include a cover letter (state in the cover letter, how you got to know about Terre des Hommes Netherlands) and be addressed to the Regional Director of Terre des Hommes Netherlands, Regional Office East Africa. The application should be signed by both the Project Director/Coordinator and Chairperson of the Board and include the information as stated in the Terre des Hommes Netherlands proposal format.

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Do you also support adult groups?

Terre des Hommes Netherlands protects children in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Projects are particularly directed towards assisting underprivileged children in these countries.

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Can I visit one of Terre des Hommes Netherlands projects?

Please contact the regional office for further information.

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Can I volunteer in one of Terre des Hommes Netherlands projects?

Please contact the regional office for further information.

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Can I support one particular Terre des Hommes Netherlands project?

Please contact the regional office for further information.

Who and what does Terre des Hommes Netherlands support?

Terre des Hommes Netherlands supports registered civil society organisations.

In addition, financial support is provided to projects that:
o Contribute towards the prevention of child exploitation and abuse, and the rehabilitation and protection of exploited and/or abused children
o Provide access to quality education for children in need
o Provide healthcare for children and/or mothers
o Strengthen the response of the community to cope with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and improve treatment and care for children who are affected and/or infected
o Provide access to quality services, education, sports and community activities for children with a disability
o Promote sports and games as a tool for development of children's physical and social well-being and which in turn enhance the community spirit
o Build the capacity of local partner organisations to deliver more effective, efficient and accountable services to children in need.

Project Partners aiming to deliver direct services to children in especially difficult circumstances, are given priority. Project Partners should always direct their services so that with the cooperation and assistance of the local community, the child can be guaranteed a better life, which remains even after funding terminates.

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What are the criteria for projects?

Project Partners should implement projects with utmost care, bearing the protection of the children in mind and should focus on sustainable structural assistance.

The following criteria have to be met:
o The Project Partner is a registered civil society organisation
o The project beneficiaries are children of age eighteen years and below
o The project is small scale, directed at local needs and uses local resources
o The project meets the needs of children and at the same time tries to come up with solutions that address the root cause of the problem and improves the general situation of the beneficiaries
o The project should not only improve the children's situation, but also include other essential aspects such as self-confidence, self-respect and most importantly self-reliance in order to make the project successful, effective and sustainable.

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Do you also support adult groups?

Terre des Hommes Netherlands protects children in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Projects are particularly directed towards assisting underprivileged children in these countries.

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Terre des Hommes Netherlands

P.O. Box 76340
00508 Nairobi KENYA
t: +254 722 209581 / +254 786 209581
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