Education

We are committed to children’s education

Education paves the way for children to benefit from an independent, economically secure future. Education creates social justice and promotes tolerance towards others. This is why we are committed to providing education opportunities for children and youths both in Switzerland and around the world.

Education projects abroad

Over 50 million children do not go to school. Children from ethnic and religious minorities and poor families in particular are frequently refused school education. This perpetuates the problem, as education is an indisputable means of escaping poverty.

Education for underprivileged children

Every franc invested in education generates several times its worth in added value. The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation advocates access to high-quality education for disadvantaged children in eleven countries worldwide. Every year, our education projects reach approximately 120,500 children, teaching staff and parents throughout the world.
 

Educational projects in Switzerland

While we advocate access to education for underprivileged children abroad, our focus in Switzerland is on promoting intercultural skills for children and youths. Globalisation is making the world smaller: different cultures are rubbing shoulders and blending with one another. The situation in Switzerland is no exception.

Creating tolerance and understanding

In a globalised world, tolerance and mutual understanding are key to a peaceful coexistence. Our educational projects, which are targeted at Swiss children and youths and groups from abroad, address these issues. During their stay at the Pestalozzi Children’s Village, young people learn to embrace the unknown and support minorities. More than 2,000 children and youths take part in the extracurricular projects at the Children’s Village every year.
 

Children have rights

Every child has the right to education, regardless of their social or religious background. This is what we are committed to.

Child rights in the spotlight

Developing long-term effects

We ensure the long-term effectiveness of our projects by integrating them into local education systems.

Development cooperation
«Good education creates the foundations for a good future – and for the peaceful coexistence of humans. This is our goal.»

Julika Funk
Head of Education and Evaluation Projects

News

22.02.17

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
12.12.16

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
23.11.16

UNESCO prize

The former «emPower» student Raisa Nineth Palala Martínez is awarded the first prize for «Exemplary Educational Concepts for Peace» in Guatemala.

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Thank you very much!

They all support the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation.
  • South-East Europe

    Silvia K. donated

    CHF 100.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Paul M. donated

    CHF 500.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Franziska J. donated

    CHF 50.00

  • South-East Asia

    Samira R. donated

    CHF 100.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Julie S. donated

    CHF 50.00

  • South-East Europe

    Samira R. donated

    CHF 110.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Orfei Romeo 4. donated

    CHF 500.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Martina G. donated

    CHF 75.00

  • East Africa

    Yannik H. donated

    CHF 75.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Willi N. donated

    CHF 50.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Trudi G. donated

    CHF 50.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    René H. donated

    CHF 600.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Roger G. donated

    CHF 50.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Stephan und Christina K. donated

    CHF 75.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Roman H. donated

    CHF 200.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Therese K. donated

    CHF 150.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Stefan G. donated

    CHF 150.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Nicole und Franck K. donated

    CHF 1000.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Enrico B. donated

    CHF 50.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Enrico B. donated

    CHF 50.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Stephan W. donated

    CHF 50.00

  • South-East Asia

    Bettina W. donated

    CHF 500.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Pascal L. donated

    CHF 200.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Roman S. donated

    CHF 200.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Gabriella S. donated

    CHF 50.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Urs E. donated

    CHF 100.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Gertrud + Heini R. donated

    CHF 150.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Kathrin K. donated

    CHF 300.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Stéphane M. donated

    CHF 50.00

  • Education in Switzerland

    Thomas L. donated

    CHF 1500.00