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1997

It all started on a trip to Vietnam of Claire Motte dit Falisse and Clotilde Heusse. Beyond the wonderous landscape and the warm welcome from the Vietnamese people, which had attracted the attention of the two travellers, the devastating living conditions of the numerous homeless children caught their eye. They wanted to understand what local organizations were doing for these children. What they saw was horrifying: at the fault of the place, the children were sleeping three to a bed, and rain was dripping from the roof of the room. Upon their return to France, Claire Falisse et Clotilde Heusse made the decision to collect funds to construct a building with 10 bedrooms with 5 beds each and decided to create the association, Prométhée Humanitaire.

1998

Low and behold, the donors responded favorably, and the total amount collected was enough to start constructing an orphanage in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City, offering more welcoming conditions.

1999

The association, presided by Claire Motte de Falisse, is recognized as a charity by the Prefecture of Paris.

2000

Prométhée Humanitaire intervenes/goes into Dakar, Senegal to help two organizations working to help homeless children, and put in place a free medical center/clinic.

2002

Prométhée Humanitaire intervenes/goes to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to buy and finance the upkeep of the welcome house: welcome center for the homeless children, which is managed by the association “Thao Dan” 

2004

The association pursued its implementation in Dakar by financing the purchase of the welcome center for the young boys “hlm Pattes-d’oie”, managed by senegalese association “SPER”

2005

Prométhée Humanitaire intervenes in Jacmel, Haiti by opening a welcome center for you boys managed by the foundation “Chemin La Ville”. Our association is rewarded with the Gold Justice Award for Humanities 

2006

Prométhée Humanitaire creates the first center for homeless children in Mahajanga, Madagascar called “FANOVOZANTSAO”

2007

Our association creates and puts in place, in Madagascar, a welcome center and children rights application. Mainly for young girs (CDE) and abandoned children. It has since operated independently.

2011

We searched for funds to relocate those greatly affected/displaced by the earthquake in Haiti in order to relocate the people of the slums and bring 180 kilos of tents.

2015

We constructed a building to welcome the majority of young people in Haiti.

2016

We searched for funds for the construction of a new center in Senegal, and we bought 2000 meters of land in Casamance.

2017

We started using a larger house in order to better manage the arrival of new children 

2018

They created a bakery in which children could gain job experience: La Baleine, run by the children

2020

In the face of Covid, we took in 50 children at the last minute, of which most are 9 years old. Some children arrived with tuberculosis, typhoid, dengue fever, and bilharzia (snail fever).

2021

Recreate a library in Haiti and a game room for the children with a container filled with games and blocks for them to play with

2022

A construction project of the center in Casamance in the south of Senegal: We are in the process of acquiring funds.