The Terre des Hommes International Federation is a network of ten national organisations working for the rights of children and to promote equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination.
Terres des Hommes (Land of People/Men) is an international charitable humanitarian federation which focuses its efforts on children’s rights. It implements field projects in more than 30 countries aiming to improve and better the daily lives for over 1.4 million children and their close relatives. Terres des Hommes Netherlands is a non-profit organisation which works to defend children’s rights around the world, supporting 297 projects, already established by local organisation, in 15 countries.
From their website www.terredeshommes.nl.org
Terre des Hommes Netherlands is dedicated to putting a stop to child exploitation in developing countries. We work with local project partners and are active in fifteen countries (and provide emergency aid in two countries) spread across four regions: Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Africa and South America.
The organisation’s head office is located in The Hague. To ensure fruitful and effective interaction with local partners, Terre des Hommes Netherlands has regional offices in each of the four regions: in Jakarta (Indonesia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Nairobi (Kenya) and Cochabamba (Bolivia). The regional offices coordinate cooperation with local project partners.
In order to achieve its objectives, Terre des Hommes Netherlands has clustered its activities into four programmes: child exploitation, education, health care and socio-economic development. These programmes are reflected in over 250 projects supported by Terre des Hommes Netherlands.