The world has changed since the Children's Village was built in Trogen in the aftermath of World War II. What remains is the will to create peace through international understanding. We must give children the skills they need to tackle racism and prejudice from an early age and show them how conflicts can be resolved without violence. As a member of the circle of friends, you will support our projects in Switzerland and 11 countries around the globe, making a valuable contribution to a more peaceful world.
Regular donations from members of the circle of friends allow us to implement educational projects and exchange projects on a secure basis. At the Pestalozzi Children's Village in Trogen, where more than 2,000 children from Switzerland and abroad meet each year. In 11 countries around the world, where our projects give children better prospects for the future through access to a good education.
Benefits for you
As a member of the circle of friends, you will enjoy the following benefits:
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.