Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth

Here for our children and young people

Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth (SAFY) is a non-governmental, voluntary, humanitarian and non-profit organisation. The association was founded in 1953 and works in the fields of social care, education, and advocacy. We are the proud recipient of the Trusted Brand Award 2017 in the field of humanitarian organisations.

SAFY unites 110 member organisations that implement our activities on a local level in line with our mission.

SAFY’s mission is to raise the quality of life for children, young people and families, to represent and promote their interests and needs, and to protect their rights. We take an active role in current social issues and contribute to the development of positive life values among children, young people, and families. Our work is based on the development of values of voluntary work and nurturing friendly interpersonal relations.

SAFY’s fundamental principles:

  • Social responsibility and justice
  • Acceptance of differences and diversity
  • Ensuring equal opportunities for all children, regardless of their personal circumstances
  • Humanity

SAFY’s vision is to strengthen the voice of children and young people, and to contribute to the development of a supportive public opinion towards children, young people, and families. We will become an indispensable partner of the state in implementing systemic solutions for the benefit of children, young people, and families.

More than 70.000 children participate in our programmes each year.