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We make it possible for disadvantaged children to attend school regularly and promote tolerance and mutual understanding.
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Thanks to your support, we are able to commit ourselves to helping children in Switzerland and twelve countries around the world.
An entire school year group declares war on racism
The Lindenbüel School in Volketswil is breaking new ground: for the first time, an entire year group is addressing the various aspects of peaceful coexistence in the Pestalozzi Children’s Village, thereby sending out a strong message against racism in school life.
Children at the Erlimatt School find out more about radio and rights
From 20th to 30th November 2019, the powerup_radio project run by the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation went on a children’s rights tour with its Livezeit competition. Before it began, the foundation drew lots to decide who would be able to take part in this radio project for free. One of the twelve winners was the Erlimatt School in Pratteln in the canton of Basel-Landschaft.
European Youth Forum Trogen 2020 – cancelled
Due to the corona virus which is now also occurring in Europe, the European Youth Forum Trogen will not be held this year. The reason given for this decision is that, given the current uncertainties regarding the further development of the corona virus, it cannot be justified to hold the event. The safety of the youths taking part in this event is the top priority.
Biannual Impact Report Pestalozzi Children’s Village 02|2019
In this issue:
In the middle of the European Youth Forum Trogen
148 youths at the Children's Village - photos of the International Summer Camp
Mobile radio station in Diepoldsau – focus on media education
2019 – Year of Indigenous Languages
Friction produces energy
The focus falls on peace, but still there is friction: when young people take part in a discussion at the European Youth Forum Trogen, things can get noisy. Swiss high school student Lea was present this year when more than 140 youths from nine nations discussed the future of Europe. She learned a lot during this week, in part also thanks to the intense discussions.
Our projectsEducation projects in Switzerland and twelve countries around the world
1,500 Children participating in 2016Intercultural exchange
64,061 Children supported in 2016East Africa
19,870 Children supported in 2016South-East Asia
26,244 Children supported in 2016South-East Europe
1,111 Participating children in 2016Child and youth radio
16,669 Children supported in 2016Central America