the circle of friends
More than 2000 children and young people travel to Trogen in Appenzell every year. They come from Switzerland or come from different European countries. In workshops, the young people from different backgrounds get to know each other in a playful way. Prejudices are soon replaced by mutual interest and appreciation.
The children's village has its own radio studio. Young people design their specific program on previously discussed topics. This allows them to consolidate the knowledge they gained during the project week. The mobile radio bus visits school classes throughout Switzerland.
Preservation of the children's village
If the houses could tell. Over the decades, they have offered thousands of children a cozy home for longer or shorter periods of time. The buildings are now getting on in years – their preservation and structural renovations require new investments.
Educational projects worldwide
School education is a sustainable means against poverty and violence. Our foundation supports projects in Southeast Asia, East Africa, Southeast Europe and Central America. In the twelve project countries, we reach more than 150,000 children and young people every year.