Building our future together
This year, our campaign is focusing on education and our international learning community. We highlight the importance of education in the global South as well as in Switzerland. For a peaceful, inclusive and just society, we need a global learning community as well as participation and encounters on an equal footing.
Get involved! Only when children on the margins of society have access to education, will the next generation find a sustainable way out of poverty and dependency.
With this campaign, we particularly want to support vulnerable children in Tanzania by financing school materials and school uniforms so that they can attend classes and receive an education. More than one million children grow up without parents due to HIV and AIDS. These orphans are among the weakest members of Tanzanian society. They are often marginalised and rarely able to attend secondary schools. With our education programme in Switzerland on "Globalisation and Society", we try to promote understanding of global contexts as well as intercultural exchange. In this way we are building our future together.
More than one million children in Tanzania grow up without parents due to HIV and AIDS.
Orphans are among the weakest members of Tanzanian society. Over one million children grow up without parents due to HIV and AIDS. They are often marginalised and rarely able to attend secondary schools. Children from poverty-stricken families also hardly have a chance to get an education. The lack of schooling is only one problem. Orphans often suffer from malnutrition and poor medical care. Many children are also traumatised by the death of a parent.
With our 2021 campaign, we are focusing attention on these children and young people. Our goal: with your support and together with our local partner organisations, as many disadvantaged children in Tanzania as possible should have access to education, healthy nutrition and medical care. They and their foster families will also receive psychosocial support.