Proteknon Foundation for Learning and Development
Proteknôn is derived from two Greek words: "in front of" and "child". As our name implies, we are focused on what children are facing, especially as it relates to their care, protection and wellbeing. Our approach is rights-based, equity-focused, gendered, intergenerational, locally informed, and environmentally aware. We work to strengthen child protection systems and gender equality through collaborative, inter-sectoral partnerships at all levels.
Our vision is a world in which every child and young person, without discrimination, is:
- Protected from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect;
- Empowered to participate fully in matters that affect him or her; and
- Cared for and has access to basic services, essential to his or her wellbeing.
Every child has a right to a dignified childhood, valued and respected. We understand that this involves addressing the range of barriers children and young people face in claiming their rights, including discrimination and inequality; harmful social norms and practices; and the availability of and access to appropriate, quality services.
Proteknôn provides a full range of services related to the care, protection and wellbeing of children, including technical support; assessment, evaluation and research; proposal development; learning and development; and design support.