The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation is committed to the consistent implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Switzerland. We have joined forces with other aid organisations to enhance our efforts even further.
Let deeds match words
In our capacity as a founding member of the Child Rights Network Switzerland, we have been a vocal advocate of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Switzerland since the 1990s. Our regular reports, campaigns and contact with politicians and media professionals ensure that the rhetoric issued by the government is matched by deeds.
Sustainable education effects
As a member of the Education Coalition NGO, we work together with other Swiss non-governmental organisations to promote the needs of children and our society. We establish child-friendly, sustainable education solutions in Swiss schools. Our focus is on education for sustainable development (ESD) and extracurricular youth work.
Funding of aid projects
Three-quarters of the funding for our projects to help children in Switzerland and across the world is contributed in the form of private donations.
«My wish is for all children to claim their right to education – all over the world.»
Dominique Rinderknecht Miss Switzerland 2013
Distinction for cultural acceptance in the classroom
Hassayarat Panchaichok was recently distinguished for her project on cultural diversity in schools, a topic that the Thai teacher had worked on at the Children’s Village. Find out more
Intercultural teaching methods
Vladimir Gjorgjevski attended the emPower further education course in 2015. What did he achieve with what he learned when he returned to Macedonia? The Foundation asked him – and was amazed by the answer. Find out more
The former «emPower» student Raisa Nineth Palala Martínez is awarded the first prize for «Exemplary Educational Concepts for Peace» in Guatemala.