What is MADEP-ACE?

The MADEP-ACE is a Movement of children and teenagers aged between 6 and 15 years old, who meet in groups or options to share what they live at school, in their suburb or village, with their friends and family. They carry out projects to improve situations in their surroundings.

Teenagers and children are stimulated by team guides who help them to think about their lives, as well as what's going on in the world around them and the connection between their life experiences and their faith.

Depending on the children's ages, different methods ( games, crafts) are used to help them listen, discuss and act. Parties, outings and camps are also organized.

What does the name MADEP-ACE mean?

MADEP stands for Apostolic Mouvement for Children and Pre-adolescents . This is the mouvement's name in the canton's of Vaud, Valais, Fribourg and Jura. In Geneva and in France, it's called ACE which stands for Catholic Action of Children . When we talk about the whole mouvement in the French speaking regions of Switzerland ( Suisse romande ) we use the denomination MADEP-ACE ROMAND.