News & EventsFrom the Children's Village and twelve countries around the world
Painting rainbows againMore than four million Ukrainians have left their homeland since February. Many of them now find themselves in neighbouring Moldova, one of Europe’s poorest countries. The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation has been running educational projects for disadvantaged children here for 14 years. After the war broke out, we acted quickly to support the refugees.
We are supporting refugees in MoldovaThe current conflict poses a grave threat to the civilian population in Ukraine. 4 million people have fled their country in search of refuge. The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation has been active in countries bordering Ukraine, especially in Moldova, since 2008. We have recently adapted and stepped up our activities on the ground.
Pestalozzi Children's Village prepares to welcome refugeesThe situation in Ukraine is getting worse day by day. The conflict poses a grave danger, especial-ly to the civilian population. The Pestalozzi Children's Foundation (PCF) is stepping up its sup-port on the ground and is preparing to take in refugees at the Children's Village.
«Up to seven children come seeking advice every week»
In their role as trusted adults, teachers Jesca Emmanuel and Edmund Rugabumu are the first point of contact for all the children at their primary school in the Bukoba District of Tanzania. In this interview, they talk about child rights abuses, trust and changes.
The young generation is rocking powerup_radioOur mobile reporters: they are young and they love radio so much that they are willing to give up their free time for it. Project Officers – Radio Projects Mariel Diez and Samantha Kuster talk about a new project that largely relies on the enthusiasm of the participants.
Creating an opposite to the digital world
At the symposium for media education in the Pestalozzi Children’s Village, experts held classes focussing on media literacy. In this interview, Florian Karrer, Head of Radio Projects and Co-organizer of the symposium, discusses challenges, dangers and solutions.
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.
Annual report 2019: South East Europe
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.
Culture shock leaves a desire for more
At first she is overwhelmed, and then she does not want to go home. Yllza visited the Summer Camp at the Children’s Village in 2017 and spent two weeks there that changed her life. Three years later, the 19-year-old returned to Trogen as a minder of a group.
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.
A fusion of human and machine
How do robots support people with disabilities? On what ethical basis do robots make decisions? How do you build a robot? These questions will be explored by around 50 children during Digiweek in the Children's Village. Under the motto "Laboratory of the Future", the children will experience robotic assistance systems for disabled people up close and program dance robots.
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.
Recognition for Burmese monastic schoolThe director of the Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Education High School has received an award. Together with its partner organisation, the Foundation has trained teachers at five different schools.
Detailed information on the projects to which the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation is committed.
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