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Advancing the care, protection, agency, and wellbeing of children and young people.

About Proteknôn Foundation

Proteknôn is derived from two Greek words: "in front of" and "child".  As our name implies, we are focused on what children and young people are facing, especially as it relates to their care, protection and wellbeing. In order to do this, we are committed to learning with and from children and young people of all backgrounds, and capacities, as well as their caregivers.

Our vision is a world in which all children and young people are cared for, protected, and actively contribute to their own well-being and others.

Our mission is to collaborate with others to advance the care, protection, agency, and wellbeing of children and their families through participatory research, innovation, and learning and development.

We are also


Together, we work to strengthen child protection systems through collaborative, inter-sectoral partnerships at all levels, from the individual to the family, household, community, state and global. Our competitive advantage is the inter-disciplinary nature of our backgrounds coupled with extensive field work. Our approach is:


  • Rights-based

  • Equity-focused

  • Gendered

  • Intergenerational

  • Locally-informed

  • Environmentally-aware

  • De-colonising the humanitarian and development space


Proteknôn provides a full range of services related to the care, protection and wellbeing of children, including: research, evaluation and assessment; technical support; learning and development; and innovation. 

Collaboratively-designed programmes and user-friendly technical guidance on: 

  • child protection in humanitarian action

  • child migration and forced displacement 

  • child protection systems building

  • prevention and response to violence against children and child exploitation and abuse, including trafficking

  • justice for children 

  • social welfare

  • alternative care

  • UASC

  • children affected by armed conflict, including CAAFAG 

  • case management

  • community-based protection

  • social and behavior change/supporting social change

  • mental health and psychosocial support

  • child and young people's participation

  • prevention and response to gender-based violence

  • early childhood care and development; adolescent engagement

  • cash and child protection

  • children with disabilities

  • inclusive education

  • education in emergencies

  • advocacy

  • child rights-based, human rights-based approach and equity programming

  • safeguarding

Organisations we work with

"I can confidently recommend Proteknôn as an innovative and reliable consulting group that will produce high-quality work."

Anita Queirazza, Plan International

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