The Albéniz Foundation is a Spanish private foundation created to promote classical music through a festival and a piano competition and to offer high level studies to talented youth through a school of music. It has been created by Paloma O’Shea in 1987 to support the activities developed since 1972 with the Santander International Piano Competition and since 1981 with the Santander music festival.

In 1991, the last programme, the Reina Sofia School of Music was launched, aiming to become a highly professional training centre for youth with a dual purpose: supporting the development of very talented youngmusicians and bringing music closer to everyone.


Com’ je t’aime

Com’ je t’aime is a French association created in 2011 by Inès de Franclieu that works to spread a positive message regarding the sexual body and its purpose: love.


  • To help children develop an appreciation for sexuality, body language that allows for the expression of love for others, and respect for their own and others’ bodies.
  • To give young people the keys to experiencing lasting love, a source of happiness.

Com’ je t’aime relies on external speakers who undertake to study and use Com’ je t’aime’s educational methods, developed by Inès de Franclieu, based on experience acquired through over 750 events in schools. They follow a validation track to ensure that schools and associations are provided with consistent educational methods from all speakers.



Educate! tackles youth unemployment by partnering with schools and governments to reform what schools teach and how they teach it so that students in Africa can gain the required skills to get jobs, start businesses, and drive development in their communities.

Educate! works in two ways:

1) delivering leadership, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness training directly in secondary schools;

2) partnering with governments to integrate its solution into national education systems in East Africa, starting with Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. Long-term, Educate! aims to fully incorporate its skills-based education model into national education systems across Africa, creating a systemic and sustainable impact on life outcomes for youth.

In 2018, Educate! is working in more than 900 secondary schools, measurably impacting over 40,000 students and reaching more than half a million youth in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya.


Enfants du Mékong

Enfants du Mékong, is a French NGO which, since 1958, has been allowing poor children to reclaim their dignity through access to education and employment.

Our Goal: To educate, train, support and professionally integrate children and young people, enabling them to improve their material living conditions and to develop intellectually, emotionally, and morally.



Espérance Banlieues

The Espérance Banlieues network, created in 2012 under the leadership of president and founder Éric Mestrallet, seeks to tackle education inequality in what have been deemed priority districts.
This network of independent private schools offers an alternative model to secular schooling (for primary and the first phase of secondary school) which aims to inspire pupils to succeed, provide them with quality instruction, and help them become free and responsible citizens. This model is built on providing quality, holistic education and a strong bond with France.



Friends-International is a leading social enterprise saving lives and building futures of the most marginalized children & youth, their families and their communities in South East Asia and across the world.

Friends International started in Cambodia in 1994. It has, through the years, developed a holistic approach to tackle all issues children and young people face on their path to become productive citizen of their country.

The model is composed of several inter-connected programs which provide solutions to young people and their families where and when they need them: on the streets, in their communities, at school, on the marketplace and in prisons.

  • The social services
  • The social businesses
  • The childsafe movement
  • The childsafe alliance

Through innovative models of best practice in child welfare, Friends International reaches up to 100,000 persons annually.


John Paul II Foundation

The John Paul II Foundation was established by a Papal Decree on October 16, 1981 as a charitable organization pursuing religious and educational aims. Its official seat is located at the Vatican.

The main goals of the Foundation are:

  • preservation and development of the spiritual heritage of John Paul II and the Christian heritage and culture;
  • providing educational assistance in the form of scholarships to young intellectuals originally from Eastern European countries and more recently also from Asia to study at the Catholic University in Lublin, and the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków, Poland.
  • collection and preservation of documents and propagation of Pope John Paul II’s teachings;


Born in 2004 in Fribourg, Switzerland, the European Institute of anthropologic studies Philanthropos offers a one year academic training (60 ECTS credits) in Christian anthropology. The one year experience is designed for essentially francophone students or young professionals seeking to take some time reflecting over important questions involving the human person before entering professional life or before another step in their education.



Proxité is a French not-for-profit foundation operating in France. It has been investing in young people’s success and in developing social cohesion since 2002.

It focuses on the priority areas in the city policy and vulnerable young people, facing a lack of social diversity and/or isolation which often further exacerbate their integration problems, increase their feeling of failure and restrict their prospects.

Individual, regular, long-term support for adolescents and young adults, provided by volunteers from the world of work, is the foundation’s core activity.

This mentoring system makes it possible to meet people of different ages and outlooks with relationships based on mutual enrichment, sharing and exchange on education, guidance and integration into a profession, as well as cultural awareness.


The Human Technology Foundation

The Foundation supports the activities of the OPTIC network, mainly researches activities conducted by scientists and anthropologists.

OPTIC (Order of Preachers for Technologies, Information and Communication) is an international research and innovation network dedicated to the ethical challenges induced by the breakthrough technologies. The network was launched in 2012 in Rome, Italy,  by the Dominican Order, a Catholic Order of Preachers, but has autonomy in choosing the themes of its research.

Its work extends the tradition of secular dialogue between science and wisdom.


The Veerni Project

Veerni means “women of strength and fortitude, confident and determined”

The Veerni project is a Swiss foundation, created in 1993 and dedicated to the support of the Veerni Institute, a program providing rural girls from Rajasthan, India, with private secondary education and a boarding school which, apart from lodging offers them supplementary education programs, tutoring, and healthcare.

The Institute supports 85 girls annually, accompanying them through their complete secondary education (i.e. during 7 years).

The Institute was created to give an answer to the particularly strong discrimination of girls and women in Rajasthan.

Veerni endeavours to ease the flourishing of independent, confident, wise, educated and healthy women.


Zazakely Sambatra

Zazakely Sambatra is a nonprofit organization working on youth empowerment in Madagascar.
Vision: Malagasy young people are the actors of change of their country.
Mission: to enable young Malagasy to develop their capabilities to their highest level, in order to participate actively in the sustainable development of their society.

Zazakely Sambatra, meaning "Happy children", was founded in 2004.
The Ketsa Centre, a structure providing educational, health, nutrition, and social support to underprivileged children and youth is the main programme of Zazakely.
Today, economic integration enriches its action.