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Our mission

Our commitment to children in Switzerland and around the world

The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation works to support children and youths. The Children's Village in Switzerland is a venue for intercultural exchange that allows young people from different backgrounds to meet, thereby engendering an understanding of different cultures. In its work abroad, the Foundation makes it possible for disadvantaged children to have regular access to high quality education.

Projects around the world

In 2016, our projects supported 170,000 children, youths and adults across four continents. Discover projects run by the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation around the world.

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Education in Switzerland

The education projects in the Children’s Village create tolerance and mutual understanding.

Intercultural exchange

Child and youth radio

Further education courses

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East Africa

Our qualified team of teaching staff provides school classes that brings the children ahead in life.

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South-East Asia

We provide school classes in refugee camps in order to restore a semblance of normality to the children’s lives.

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Central America

We help children turn away from violence thanks to education.

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South-East Europe

Our education projects combat discrimination and increase tolerance. 

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Education for disadvantaged children

Long-standing development cooperation

The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation has been involved in development cooperation for over three decades. Together with local partner organisations, we help disadvantaged children and youths exercise their right to a good education, thereby providing them with better opportunities for the future.

Projects have a lasting impact

The projects in the 12 countries are established on a long-term basis. An average term of nine years ensures that the content and methods are integrated into the respective education system on a lasting basis. We involve teaching staff, authorities and parents from the project’s outset so that the local community can help to support the projects. A gradual increase in independent financing by local authorities and financial backers enables local people to continue the projects autonomously and independently after the nine-year period ends.
 

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«We must all work together for the future of the children – Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation leads by example.»

Didier Burkhalter
Federal Council
 

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Social encounters that promote peace

Inviting the world to the Children's Village

Everything seems to be changing more and more quickly. Globalisation is making our world smaller; foreign cultures are intermingling and borders are becoming increasingly insignificant. This leads to conflicts and fear. Many lack the ability to open up to strangers and enter into dialogue with one another. Encounters facilitate understanding. This is the aim of the cultural exchange projects organised at the Children’s Village.

Exchange at the Children’s Village

Our education projects enable more than 3,000 children from diverse cultural backgrounds to explore topics such as anti-racism and the prevention of discrimination. Direct encounters encourage them to lose their prejudice. This teaches the children the principles of peaceful coexistence.

Our projects

Education projects in Switzerland and twelve countries around the world

Thank you very much!

They all support the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation.
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    Education in Switzerland

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    CHF 500.00

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    Education in Switzerland

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    CHF 80.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Marc S. donated

    CHF 20.00

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    South-East Asia

    Roland J. donated

    CHF 5000.00

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    South-East Asia

    Elly S. donated

    CHF 150.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Bettina W. donated

    CHF 500.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Peter H. donated

    CHF 50.00

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    Education in Switzerland

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    CHF 50.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Willi M. donated

    CHF 150.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Eva A. donated

    CHF 50.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Therese R. donated

    CHF 100.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Marcel W. donated

    CHF 250.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Patrick P. donated

    CHF 50.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Patrick P. donated

    CHF 20.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Patrick P. donated

    CHF 20.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Patrick P. donated

    CHF 20.00

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    East Africa

    Norbert W. donated

    CHF 150.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Fabian Z. donated

    CHF 1000.00

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    East Africa

    Riccardo C. donated

    CHF 90.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Nadine G. donated

    CHF 100.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Test 2 T. donated

    CHF 180.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Test T. donated

    CHF 60.00

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    East Africa

    CHARLOTTA H. donated

    CHF 90.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Patrick P. donated

    CHF 50.00

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    East Africa

    Patrick P. donated

    CHF 50.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Patrick P. donated

    CHF 50.00

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    East Africa

    Patrick P. donated

    CHF 50.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Patrick P. donated

    CHF 50.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Patrick P. donated

    CHF 50.00

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    Education in Switzerland

    Flavia M. donated

    CHF 241.00

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