Solidarity for Children in Africa and the World ESAM

Enfants Solidaires d’Afrique et du Monde ESAM – Linked with Request for information, 1 – 22 March 2010, second item.

ESAM is an international, independent, non-profit organization fighting the abuse and neglect of children, young people and women. Our vision is a world where human rights are respected and all children, young people and women are able to fulfil their potential. ESAM has been presented with the French Republic’s 2007 Human Rights award. (english Homepage).

What we do; Activities; Projects; Child sponsorship; CLOSE network; Our organisational structure; Our offices; Our partners; Affiliations and networks; Get involved; Volunteering;
Address: Enfants Solidaires d’Afrique et du Monde ESAM, Head Office, 08 BP 0049 Tri Postal Cotonou, Benin, West Africa;

Who we are: ESAM was founded on 20 November 1987 in Akotomey, Benin, West Africa, with the objective of improving the living conditions of some of the country’s most vulnerable people through the encouragement of sustainable development.

The organization was officially recognized on 17 May 1990, under the charity number 022/MISPAT/DAI/ASSOC.

Our organisational structure – As a dynamic and decentralised organisation, ESAM comprises:

  • A General Assembly
  • A Board of Directors, including a permanent committee of the Director, Rapporteur and Consultant. The remaining four Board members are each elected for a period of two years.
  • A Board of Ombudsmen. The Board comprises three members who are nominated by the General Assembly.
  • Permanent staff, who look after the day-to-day operations of the organisation. These include the administration staff based in Cotonou and those on the ground, running the projects.

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