Your support enables us to provide exceptionally bright children from some of the poorest rural communities in India, Nepal and Zambia with a child-centred education that produces young adults capable of changing the world.
We work in poor rural areas of Zambia, India and Nepal, where too many brilliant children are held back by poverty, gender stereotypes, racial inequalities, poor education and the pressure to work and earn a living. Many are refugees and/or have lost one or both of their parents. All of them are exceptionally gifted but High School completion rates for the poorest rural communities in Zambia, India and Nepal are just 3%, 13% and 10% respectively (UNESCO UIS 2019z).
We select children aged 10 (2 girls for every boy) from backgrounds of extreme rural poverty based on their academic potential. They move to one of the Pestalozzi Villages where they receive an excellent education, a nurturing and loving environment and practical life skills. After they graduate from our programme at 18, they are becoming a new generation of teachers, health professionals, entrepreneurs, aid workers and leaders who are equipped with the tools they need to change the world.