« Only when all children enjoy their rights, including their right to education, will the world change…” Mother Teresa
Founded in 1991, Enfants d’Asie (Children of Asia) provides care for close to 10,000 children, in the form of shelter, medical care, food, school and college. Enfants d’Asie operates humanitarian programs in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines for orphans, street or destitute children.
The vulnerable girls in South-East Asia are the first victims of poverty, and violence. It is vital that these underprivileged girls obtain an education to protect them from dangers.
Previous Debs Milana Brunel, Marie Victoire de Kergorlay, Julia Piaton de Turckheim and Natalia Zobel, volunteers in centers of Enfants d’Asie, can attest to the courage and determination of these young girls work extremely hard despite the odds, to obtain their diploma.
Every year, since 2009, the donations received from le Bal have funded a year of schooling for about 1100 disadvantaged girls in the mountains of Laos and Cebu in the Philippines, and the creation of a safe care.
Founded in 2011 by George and Nitzia Logothetis, the Seleni Institute is a non-profit organization based in New York City providing the care, information and research funding critical to supporting the mental health of both adult women and teenage mothers. The Seleni Institute believes that when mothers are supported, they are able to best care for themselves, their children, and their families.
Our flagship program, the Seleni Institute Teen Initiative (SITI), is solely dedicated to improving the likelihood of success in adulthood for teenage mothers by providing critical and evidence-based reproductive and maternal mental health services to pregnant and postpartum teenage girls.
SITI provides both direct support to teenage girls via individual psychotherapy, group support, and general information on the psychological effects of pregnancy and new motherhood, as well as professional training on reproductive mental health for clinicians working with a pregnant teen population.