About us

Empowering Girls and Women through Education

What we do

Our ambition is to advance educational opportunities for girls and women, especially in places where their access to education is hampered.

We support educational projects, that are locally anchored, so they can have a sustainable, lasting effect.

Why?

Equal access to education and vocational training helps women to find work outside of their own house und to generate their own income, to strengthen their position in society and gain more political influence.

Recent studies by the Worldbank show that both individuals and countries benefit from girls’ education. Better educated women tend to be more informed about nutrition and healthcare, have fewer children, marry at a later age, and their children are usually healthier, should they choose to become mothers. They are more likely to participate in the formal labor market and earn higher incomes all of which also has a positive impact on the environment.

Every girl and every woman, no matter where she was born, deserves to be respected und heard and has a right to go to school, to receive a formal education.

How?

We support existing and new projects, mainly in developing and emerging countries, aiming to establish long-term cooperations.

We do not support Individuals.

Who are we?

Our family foundation was created in December 2020. We were lucky enough to be born in Switzerland and benefit from an education system that allowed us to live independently and fulfil our dreams.

It is important to us to use our fortune our experience and our networks to assist less privileged girls and women to get a chance to lead autonomous, independent lives.

Current projects

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Kamerun

Empowering 20 Cameroonian Young Women to Thrive

A Project under the asupices of Wonder Foundation to support socially disadvantaged young women in aquiring the necessary skills to be able to lead a financially independent life. The project takes into account the entirety of the young women’s circumstances and involves their families and environments as well. A special memtoring program is used to create a longlasting effect.

Adriana is a 10 year old Salvadoran girl. Although in school, she was two years behind other children her age after falling behind in her studies and repeating primary school. After her teachers noticed she was older than the other children in her class, they encouraged her to take part in a programme developed by Plan International and the Ministry of Education designed to support girls and boys who have dropped out of school or fallen behind in their lessons.Through our Accelerated Education programme, educational opportunities have been expanded and spaces opened where children can acquire the necessary knowledge. Intensive classes are offered from Monday to Friday which are divided in two shifts - 7am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm. At the same time, children have their performance closely monitored and receive psychological assistance to increase their self-esteem and identify the barriers that keep them from attending school.

El Salvador

Educatech Project

A project under the aegis of Plan International Schweiz.

The aim of this project is to break down gender roles and improve the long-term prospects of girls and their families by motivating and promoting young women to pursue training in STEM professions (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). This is a continuation of a project we supported last year.

EEF St. Martin Girl Secondary School 2022 (1)

Tansania

EEF: St. Martin-Sekundarschule für Mädchen, Tansania

This secondary school is located in a rural area of Tansania and provides young women with an officially recognized education. The main purpose of this program is to help these young women to gain better selfconfidence, improve their chances for professional success and to reach their personal goals in life.

EEF

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Niger

Bildung mit Fokus auf Mädchen, Kantché, Niger

A project under the auspices of SOS Kinderdorf Switzerland which supports governmental efforts to make sure girls get a proper school education and graduate. An emphasis is put on sensibilization of parents and legal guardians, teachers and local authorities in order to bring about longterm structural change towards equality in opportunities for for girls and boys.

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Indien

Projet Profemmes 2022, Madurai, Indien

A project by the Non-Proft organization, Association des Amis du Sakthi Children’s Home, which supports orphaned girls and young women from lower casts in southern India. In the organization’s orphanage these girls receive a school education and can then continue to get a vocational training as tailors or in IT in the associated center for vocational training.

Past
Projects

Take a look at our projects from previous years in the project archive.

Blog

Right here we plan to share experiences from our everyday life as a foundation in the future. As a young foundation, we are in a steep learning process and experience many things that we think could also be interesting for others.

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