Thanks to education we determine
our future ourselves.

Mission 21

Mission 21 is engaged in 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the context of sustainable development cooperation as well as emergency aid and reconstruction for peacebuilding, education, health, food sovereignty and income generation. In this way, we contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This worldwide commitment is combined with programs for intercultural exchange and interreligious cooperation as well as the promotion of understanding for global interrelationships.

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Campaign material 2022

Support our educational work in Southeast Asia with a collection campaign or event. The campaign lasts from September 11 until Mission Sunday on November 27, 2022.

What your support does worldwide

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HIV prevention in Cameroon shows effect

Among all the news of war, climate crisis and pandemic, positive news is almost lost. Yet it is precisely good news that gives us hope in difficult times. Rita Mbah, an employee of our partner church in Cameroon, does indeed have good news for us: Thanks to donors, we succeeded last year in helping around 55,000 people in Cameroon with our HIV projects. For example the
16-year-old Blessing. The schoolgirl is HIV-positive. Thanks to your support, she can once again look to the future with confidence. Family man Emanuel Kameni also has prospects for the future again.

► Read Emanuel's story here!

Thank you for supporting the HIV work in Cameroon! 

► Learn more about the project ► Donate now

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South Sudan

Help for midwifery school

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Living with HIV: Support for children and young people

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With 50 CHF

enable a woman to buy school materials for one year.

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With 120 CHF

contribute to the training of a teacher, for example.

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With 500 CHF

support, for example, the construction of an urgently needed dormitory.


JointAction against Gender-Based Violence

The JointAction is the international advocacy action of the global youth network young@mission21 and takes place this year together with the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence".

► To the event

Info event "My will

At this free one-day event, Basel lawyer and inheritance law specialist Dr. Christoph Degen will give an introduction to the inheritance law that has been in force since 2023 and answer any questions that may arise. Further details will follow.

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Vigil in the Open Church Elisabethen against violence against women

Together with Mission 21, the Elisabethen Open Church is organizing a vigil against violence against women. The action takes place within the framework of the international campaign "16 Days against Violence against Women".

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Educational Events

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Study trip to Tanzania 2023

00:00 | 20 October 2023

Webinar Dossiers

International Summer School 2022: Decolonize Aid!

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An honest look at the continuing power imbalance in development cooperation and a joint search for new strategies for cooperation at eye level.

Does international development cooperation cement colonial power structures? And who judges what 'development' means anyway?

Participants discuss with experts and interested parties from four continents.

► Webdossier Summer School 2022 - Decolonize Aid!

Mission - Colonialism Revisited

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Mission 21 brings the multi-layered history of mission, colonialism and slavery into focus in order to sharpen the focus for the current social debate on racism and discrimination. A series of events explores the tensions of Christian missionary societies in the context of slavery and colonialism. In the web dossier Mission - Slavery - Colonialism Revisited you will also find interesting background material on the events. You can watch the recordings of the webinars afterwards.

► Webdossier Mission - Colonialism Revisited

Together for


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Thanks to education, people can shape their own lives and assume responsibility in society. Mission 21 is particularly committed to helping people from marginalized population groups. ► More info


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In many countries, tensions or violence are on the rise. Mission 21 brings its expertise in interreligious and intercultural peacebuilding to bear here and supports reconciliation and trauma work.
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Mission 21 helps people in rural areas access medical care. We support projects that promote the sexual and reproductive health of vulnerable populations. ► More info

Food Sovereignty

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Mission 21 supports projects that enable disadvantaged people, especially smallholder families, to eat healthy, sustainably secure their livelihoods and live a life in dignity. ►More info

Who we are

Mission 21 is a worldwide community of partner churches and partner organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Together, we have been committed to a life in dignity for all people on the basis of the Christian faith for over 200 years. We provide sustainable development cooperation as well as emergency aid and reconstruction. In doing so, we offer opportunities for participation in the global church. As an international learning community, we create space for intercultural exchange and interreligious cooperation and promote understanding of global interrelationships.
In 20 countries, we are involved in around 100 projects to promote peace, education, health, food sovereignty and income generation. We are particularly committed to good governance and gender equality. Through our work, we contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Mission 21 is supported by people like you, by the Swiss Protestant Reformed Church (EKS) and by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Mission 21 is recognized as a non-profit organization and certified by ZEWO and EduQua.

Make a difference with your Donation a difference.

For example, support our work for girls and women in Indonesia and give new perspectives through education ► More info

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Hope thanks to your support

Mission 21
Evangelical Mission Basel
PO Box 270
Mission road 21
4009 Basel, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)61 260 21 20

Donation account:
IBAN: CH58 0900 0000 4072 6233 2
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