International Funds for Unprivileged Youth (IFUY) is a Bern based non-profit association governed by the present statutes and, secondly, by Articles 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational.
IFUY aims to help young people around the world in the fields of education, health, culture and social integration. The Association aims to help new-born, children and young people, regardless of race, gender, nationality, creed or political opinion, by means of international mutual assistance or development cooperation. Through its action and interventions, it works in favor of the concrete application of the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 20 November 1989. IFUY believes that education should contribute to individual development, sustainable development, citizenship, peace building, better health, gender equality and democracy. The association focuses on:
- Children born in prisons
- Children with a parent in prison
- Street Children
- Migrants Children
- Young people in precarious situations
- Young people living alone in a third country