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What we do
We make it possible for disadvantaged children to attend school regularly and promote tolerance and mutual understanding.
How you can help
Thanks to your support, we are able to commit ourselves to helping children in Switzerland and twelve countries around the world.
We’re recruiting new members
We are currently recruiting in Avenches, Corcelles-pres-Payerne, Jorat.-Methue, Montanaire, Montillez and Poliez-Pittet.
Annual report 2019: South‑East Asia
Where political achievements are concerned, expectation and disappointment often go hand in hand. In Laos, a lot of hope has been placed in the development of the education sector initiated by the government, but in Thailand people are disillusioned because the new government has not brought about any changes.
Jahresbericht 2019: Südosteuropa
The political climate is having a direct impact on the Foundation’s work. While North Macedonia’s strategy of moving towards a united society is in keeping with our project interventions, opaque processes in Serbia and the change of government in Moldova are creating uncertainty.
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.
Our projectsEducation projects in Switzerland and twelve countries around the world
1606 Children participating in 2019Intercultural exchange
142 096 Children supported in 2019East Africa
38 091 Children supported in 2019South-East Asia
72 777 Children supported in 2019South-East Europe
1,111 Participating children in 2016Child and youth radio
30 840 Children supported in 2019Central America