Founded in 2015 by a Swiss businessman, Atlas Kinder is a Moroccan association located 30 kilometres from Marrakech that caters to over 200 orphans and abandoned children.

To care for its children, the association built an initial village on a 15-hectare site, containing around 20 family homes, a primary school, a vegetable garden, a nursery, a medical centre and a therapy centre for children with disabilities. An amphitheatre and a farm were built in the village. In 2022, the association initiated the construction of three new villages, located close to the first, to accommodate more children.

In these villages, the foster mothers, who live in neighbouring villages, are carefully selected and trained when they arrive and throughout the support they provide to the children. They provide care and ensure the proper education of the children in their care. The village school teaches in Arabic and French from classes 1 to 6. English is also studied. Teachers receive ongoing training, based on the Montessori method of education, which emphasises individual support and fosters a lifelong love of learning.

Through these villages, the association aims to help children rebuild their lives and give them every chance of a better future.

The Foundation’s support in 2022 will provide the means to consolidate the village’s central kitchen and the kitchens in the family homes, ensuring that meals are properly prepared for the children cared for by the association.

What are the project’s expected results?

In total, 180 children will have access to one meal per day throughout the school year.