Asmae is an officially recognised independent, and secular non-profit organisation. It was created in 1980 by Sister Emmanuelle to protect and educate the most vulnerable children around the world. Operating in 6 countries Egypt, Lebanon, Philippines, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, France, Asmae aims to support the local actors who strive to promote the autonomy of the most vulnerable children through education and protection.

Faithful to the values of listening and reciprocity conveyed thirty years ago by Sister Emmanuelle, Asmae staff continue to work together with community associations, providing guidance and support. In France and internationally, they also support parents, in order to guarantee proper development for their children and respect for their rights. 

Asmae key figures




years of action


projects in 2021

31 850

beneficiaries in 2021

23 760

donors in 2021


A just world which ensures that children can live and grow up in dignity with their families and in their environment, so they can become free women and men who actively participate in society.

Sister Emmanuelle