December 8, 2021

New electricity pylons are also helping to cover the growing energy demand. One of our donors kindly made this great achievement possible.

December 8, 2021

A growing village needs reliable and sustainable energy sources. We're very happy and proud to announce that our solar power plant, a project led by engineers Martyn Johnson and Ilyas Ben Hassine, has now started operations. It provides us with a large part of our energy needs. The project could only be realised thanks to the monetary and logistical support of our associations in Germany and Switzerland.

December 8, 2021

Photo: Inès Pietz

Our village must continue to grow. Hansjörg Huber pushed ahead with great determination to build ten new family houses, which could only be financed through the generous support of our sponsors.

December 16, 2020

Photo: Inès Pietz

2020 was not only a year of isolation for us, but also another year of unbridled activity.

  • Our international online fundraising campaign was very successful. More than 17,000 euros were collected through our community. We now have around 44,000 followers on Facebook and around 13,000 subscribers on Instagram. We are becoming a big family and if you would like to join us, you will find the corresponding donation link on Cotizup.
  • Also in the Corona year we have decided to accept new children. To save them from an unworthy fate a new nurserie was built by Younes Tamir, to give 60 babies and their foster mothers a safe and loving place.
  • To make sure that no child is rejected in the future, eight new family houses are to be built. For this we need your support. There are already sponsors who have been able to immortalise themselves by building houses in the children's village, but we are also happy about every donation, no matter how small you think it is.
  • Our equitherapy center with around 30 horses and ponies help cure children’s souls. Especially children with disabilities are making amazing progress since they have been allowed to ride horses and ponies. A big thank you to our equitherapist Abdelgani Farahi Seifelislam, who accompanies our children professionally.

Roberto renntSeptember 18, 2020

The resurgence of corona infections in Morocco poses major challenges. The protection of our children and employees is always our top priority. In view of the appalling spread of the epidemic throughout the Kingdom, our Management Committee has decided to take the following measures.

  1. We isolate the village from the outside world. Only mothers, employees, volunteers, construction workers and medical or therapeutic staff are allowed to enter.
  2. Anyone entering the village must have a negative corona test.
  3. Every mother/employee spends at least three months in the Children's Village without leaving it.
  4. Everyone in the village must wear a mask - except for children, mothers and care workers.
  5. Only mothers, carers and medical or therapeutic staff are allowed to approach the children.
  6. Everyone entering the village must disinfect themselves at the entrance and wash their hands thoroughly.
  7. The welfare of our children is always our first priority. We do everything to give them - especially now - positive experiences.

Roberto renntOf course, the Corona crisis is also a great financial burden. For example, we had to raise the salaries of our mothers and employees significantly so that they agreed to spend at least three months without interruption exclusively in the village.

We urgently need your support to overcome this difficult time together.

Donate now comfortably by bank transfer to one of our donation accounts. The Atlas Kinder thank you!

Pferdetherapie BehinderungSeptember 18, 2020

The corona pandemic is also affecting everyday life in Dar Bouidar. Our villagers have been in quarantine since almost mid-March. Contact with the outside world is missing, important impulses are lost. Especially now it is very important to strengthen our children mentally and physically and to give them positive experiences.

Therefore we now have horses in the village in addition to our ponies. Their names are Aphrodite, Zaha and Poulain. Every morning they make their rounds very comfortably to welcome all the children in front of their houses. A real ray of hope in difficult times! But the animals can do more! They help our children to cope with traumatic experiences and to overcome physical and mental disorders. An experienced therapist accompanies our fosterlings during their experiences on horseback.

Pferdetherapie Junge hochOf course our children with disabilities also benefit from therapeutic riding. Many of them make amazing progress.

The well-being of our children is always our top priority! In order for us to be able to continue to support and strengthen them, we need your support today more than ever!

Donate now comfortably by bank transfer to one of our donation accounts. The Atlas Kinder thank you!

Baby-NurserieSeptember 18, 2020

Our new baby house is opened! Every month three to four newborns find their home here, the first 25 children have already moved in. We have done everything to make the little newcomers feel comfortable and secure from the first moment on.

We owe the construction and completion of the new "Nurserie" to the generosity of a Moroccan who emigrated penniless to America 40 years ago and returned to his old home as a wealthy man. He not only gave us the house no. 13, but also committed himself to support ten babies until they reached the age of majority.

Our Video guides you through the new premises.

We cannot achieve anything on our own, only with your help our village comes to life! Especially our babies depend on your support.

Please donate now comfortably by bank transfer to one of our donation accounts. Or become a godmother or godparent today and give abandoned children a future.

September 2018

In September 2018, we opened our primary school which is headed by Dr Aziz Ouahrouch.

Four teachers provide lessons to our schoolchildren from grade 1-6 in Arabic and French. English is taught, too! “We want our children to become proud citizens, and excellent education is essential in achieving that,” as Hansjörg Huber, the founder of the Atlas children’s village, explains. “The organisation La Fabrique des Écoles funded the completion of the building structure, something for which we are very grateful.” Would you like to support our school? Then send an email to us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September21st & 22nd 2018

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Elfin-like, the models floated across the catwalk in the garden of the Hotel Royal Mansour in Marrakech. Haute Couture in dreamlike surroundings, presented by the Oriental Fashion Show and its founder Hind Joudar.

The numerous guests could also enjoy an excellent meal created by three-star French chef Yannick Alleno.

Another highlight was the auctioning of works created by the internationally renowned artist Mahi Binebine.

Of course, the proceeds from both gala events on 21 and 22 September 2018 were donated to our children’s village. We would like to thank the co-organisers and all people involved who helped making the two evenings unforgettable events.

But a fashion show in a royal hotel – and a children’s village? How can these two go together? As Hansjörg Huber, founder of our children’s village, puts it:

“Beautiful women run on the catwalk. The sun and the light surrounding them even light up the shade. Plus we chose a royal place for our event, the most marvellous palace in the world. We want our children to become part of this dream.”

“Nights like this give us wings to fly. Together we join forces and change mindsets. Hope dies last. We do everything to ensure that our little ones are as much loved as any children in the world.”

06. April 2018

Imagine the following: a married couple invests around €90,000, has two houses in our children’s village completed, names them for their own daughters and promises to support the new residents of the houses until they turn eighteen.

Unbelievable? But this is exactly what happened.

A donating couple who do not want their names to be published was moved so much by the destiny of our abandoned children that they spontaneously decided to finish the works on houses 8 and 9 and to support the new residents, among them a lot of toddlers. The two houses are named for their own children, Aicha and Loudia, and the parents promise: “We will regard the children who are moving in here as half-siblings of our daughters.”

This is a milestone in the young history of our village!

Would you like to follow that act of generosity (within your financial means, of course)? Would you like to provide children who would not have a chance otherwise with a future? There are a number of ways to support us. Find out how and contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

July 16th 2017

Our new homepage is online.

Photos by Cherylyn Vanzuela and Andreas Koschate.

Concept by Nadia Saadi and Gabriele Riedel.

Texts by Nadia Saadi.