Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF)
The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation is an international children’s charity. Its focus has been on children and youths since it was founded in 1946.
The story of the Pestalozzi Children’s Village began with the accommodation of European war orphans in Switzerland following World War II. Today, Swiss school classes are able to meet children from South-East Europe and learn the principles of harmonious coexistence as part of foreign exchange projects.
In addition to the exchange projects held at the Children’s Village, the Foundation is active in eleven countries worldwide, advocating access to education for underprivileged children. Our goal: for all children to have access to high quality education.
Their 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.
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, they help disadvantaged children and youths exercise their right to a good education, thereby providing them with better opportunities for the future.
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 the 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.