At ATP, we organize, support and promote integration projects for children and young people of various nationalities. The aim of these projects is to encourage self-value, international relationships, tolerance in all areas of cultural differences, talent promotion, handicrafts, and cooperation in all forms.
Additionally, we provide specialized intervention projects for children and youth in developing countries who face various economic and civic barriers, with the goal of meeting their basic and critical needs and enabling them to live better lives.
The ATP Childcare Initiative is a community-based project dedicated to improving the overall well-being of vulnerable children around the world. Through this project, we meet the basic and critical needs of children with cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges as well as personal circumstances such as poverty, disability, dispositions or mental health difficulties, social status, belonging to a minority or immigrant background, experiencing maltreatment, being an unaccompanied minor, or being placed in an out-of-home facility.
In the heart of every child is a hunger for a place called home. With a prevailing orphan crisis across the world, millions of children are homeless, forced to live in difficult and desperate circumstances which exposes them to the ills of the society. We are on a mission to change that through the establishment of the ATP orphanage and support for Partner Children’s Homes around the world.
The ATP Orphanage was founded to provide consistency of friendship, love and care to orphans and the most vulnerable in order to bring stability to their lives. Most of the children in our care are orphans, abandoned, abused, or living in chronic poverty with one parent.
Additionally, we identify struggling children’s homes throughout the world, especially in Africa, and assist them with training and funding necessary to raise the quality of their care and to achieve self-sufficiency.
Despite various initiatives aimed at improving the lives of orphans and the most vulnerable, there is still a need to do more. Give today to give disadvantaged children all over the world a chance at a better life.
Imagine being a child in a humanitarian crisis, abandoned and in despair. The loss of adult caregivers, the disruption of social structure and protections, the environment of violence and exploitation, and frequently a lack of pediatric medical infrastructure make children the most vulnerable during times of crisis such as war, social unrest, disaster, and economic crisis. These children are also more likely to suffer harm.
The Children in Crisis Project is aimed at offering immediate support to crisis-affected children and youth. Through this project, we set up workshops and rehabilitation programs in collaboration with psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers to help these children return to normalcy.
Education is the right of every child, but millions of children lack access to it. By implementing a variety of education initiatives, we aim to facilitate the learning process for children and youth, especially those who are most vulnerable.
The importance of a library cannot be over-emphasized. A library is an important source of knowledge for young minds in schools. It develops the important habit of reading among the students. Every school should have a library, as it is a source of knowledge for students and serves as a great resource.
School libraries help to equip students with the skills they need to succeed in a constantly changing technological, social, and economic environment; they provide and promote quality fiction to develop and sustain in students the habit of reading for pleasure and to enrich students’ intellectual, aesthetic, cultural, and emotional growth; they provide teachers with access to relevant curriculum information and professional development materials.
The school libraries project aims to provide every child with access to reading materials that will enhance their personal development, creativity, and freedom.
We identify schools in developing nations without a functioning library, provide reading materials covering a range of subject areas, and train and encourage students and teachers on developing reading habits. This broadens their horizons, transforms their lives, and helps them build social capital.
Our student exchange programs give children and youth from developing countries another step towards a promising future. It enables them to acquire foreign language skills, overseas experience, exposure, friendship, self-respect, and value.
Training and continuing education are the foundations for continuous development. These provide children and youth with the skills and knowledge they need to develop healthy lifestyles and participate actively in economic and political decisions in their communities/countries as they grow.
In most developing countries, the curricula are not fully developed in terms of academic requirements compared to the industrialized world, some professions are even completely excluded. The fact is, however, that we need all professions to achieve our goal, always keep in mind that no profession is better than the other, the same applies to languages. African children deserve the chance to explore and be informed about different careers before they make a career choice for life.
Imagine how the parents of an African child would react if their beloved child happily told them they had decided to become a professional welder. Unfortunately, the often ignorant parents are unaware that the tunnel linking London to France involves highly professional welding. Shipbuilding, bridges, pipelines etc. need professional welders.
Student exchange programs not only help with finding a job, but also to broaden the horizons of children and young people and to make them open to the world, to support children and young people in making career decisions, to provide them with international contacts and friendships for life, to endow them with acceptance and tolerance towards other nations and cultures and equipping them with confidence, determination and hands-on experience.
Many African students in western countries are willing to help students in Africa. This is a wonderful way to share knowledge. Instead of regular holiday jobs, the project brings the students back to their home countries during their semester breaks. The task is to exchange ideas with the students at home and help them develop practical skills, e.g. digital literacy, communication, hygiene, manners, problem-solving etc.
Learning and teaching materials improve the quality of learning and students’ performance. In developing countries, learning materials compensate for inefficiencies such as poverty, low educational standards, poorly trained and unqualified teachers, high parental illiteracy, and so on.
We provide learning and teaching materials to public schools in Africa through this project in order to improve the learning standards of disadvantaged children. ATP supports schools with textbooks, computers, laboratory equipment, teaching guides, books, informational pamphlets, writing materials, and other materials in order to provide children with a good and high-quality education.
Girl-child empowerment and gender equality are essential for creating equitable, free, and sustainable societies. Gender inequality, however, continues to prevent girls in developing countries from reaching their full potential. In Africa, many girls are threatened by early marriage, adolescent pregnancy, gender-based violence, domestic workload etc. and we seek to address this issue.
Through the Girl-Child Empowerment Program, we raise awareness and address factors limiting the girl-child. We create forums for discussion in order to influence policies that benefit girls, work with partners to provide girls with access to opportunities, and develop the skills and confidence of women and girls so that they can reach their full potential and have more say over decisions that affect their lives.
As part of this program, we provide psycho-social and guidance counselling to girls in Africa threatened by early marriage, adolescent pregnancy, gender-based violence etc. targeted at empowering the girls, giving them the knowledge, skill and courage to break out of this vicious cycle.
We also provide digital literacy training, vocational training in tailoring, baking, soap-making etc. for self-improvement, scholarships covering tuition fees and learning materials, sanitary materials, financial support and relief materials to the most vulnerable.
ATP is dedicated to inspiring, motivating, and assisting young creatives and change-makers in their efforts to create a better and brighter future. We provide a platform for children and young people to gain hands-on experience developing and implementing projects that benefit their communities.
The acquisition of digital skills has become increasingly important for children and young people in this digital age. Essential digital skills include the use of Microsoft’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint, creating and presenting online content, branding, conducting internet research, online communication via email or instant messaging and the use of professional online platforms.
ATP’s Digital Literacy Project seeks to build a more inclusive digital society by collaborating with leaders in government, the private sector, and other key stakeholders to equip young people with the skills and opportunities they need to positively shape the future. SDG 8 (decent work for all and economic growth) can only be achieved by providing youth with digital education and opportunities.
ATP Gamification Project is the incorporation of game elements such as point systems, leader-boards, badges, and other game-related elements into “traditional” learning activities to increase engagement and motivation. Through this project, we provide young people with a platform to create teamwork-focused educational games.
As part of this project, twenty young people created “Know Your World”, an educational board game that involves answering questions about the world and earning points. The goal is to help young people learn the value of teamwork, provide learning opportunities, improve language skills, teach how to win and lose gracefully, soothe anxiety, help sharpen one’s focus and to provide a great way to unplug.
“Know Your World” will be officially presented in November 2022. After the presentation, it will be available for purchase. It is currently available in German and English, with plans to expand into additional languages. All proceeds from this sale will be donated to charity.
The Youth Music Studio Project is dedicated to creating accessible, sustainable, high-quality music programs for young people. In this project, students learn about recording arts, music production, and engineering through daily classes and hands-on training. It is a safe environment for young people to explore their musical interests.
Music is essential to the development of children and youth. With regular singing, the synopses of your brain network in new differentiated ways. Singing not only makes you more lively, balanced, and peaceful but also a healthier and smarter person. Through singing, many people manage fear, grief, and stress.
Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. But despite this almost universal interest, many schools are choosing to do away with their music education programs. Here are some of the advantages of music education for children and young people.
Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help imprint information on young minds.
A mastery of memorization: Even when performing with sheet music, student musicians are constantly using their memory to perform. The skill of memorization can serve students well in education and beyond.
Emotional development: Students of music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures They also tend to have higher self-esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.
Musical instruments can teach discipline: Kids who learn to play an instrument can learn a valuable lesson in discipline. They will have to set time aside to practice and rise to the challenge of learning with discipline to master playing their instrument.
Kids can learn teamwork: Many musical education programs require teamwork as part of a band or orchestra. In these groups, students will learn how to work together and build friendship.
We strive to provide for the fundamental and urgent needs of vulnerable children all around the world. With the help of generous donors like you, we are able to provide disadvantaged children a chance at a better life.