We support projects worldwide in the respective core areas. The following is an overview of our partner organisations and projects.

Africa

 

Cape Winemakers‘ Equity Accelerator in South Africa 

Within the context of wealth inequality in South Africa’s wine industry, the equitable redistribution of resources and expertise will be fostered, thereby increasing the number of black wine producers in the industry. A mentoring, training and resource-sharing facility will be setup to bring together established and emerging wine producers.

 

Cooperaxion in Liberia

The plastic recycling project of Cooperaxion contributes to a suitable and sustainable waste management in Liberia. It works in cooperation with the local population of Monrovia creating jobs for young adults as well as income opportunities for community members.

 

elea Foundation – Smart Dukas Nairobi in Kenya

Vocational training in basic business skills for owners of small grocery stores in poor neighborhoods of Nairobi, with the goal of substantially improving the business position of small traditional shops (Dukas), securing the jobs of the shop owners and their families.

 

Opportunity in Ghana

The youth apprenticeship programme provides a three-year vocational training to socially and economically disadvantaged and vulnerable youth. The apprenticeships are offered in trades such as tailoring, hairdressing, catering, welding, carpentry, auto mechanics and electrics.

 

Partners for Possibility in South Africa

To address the problem of poorly equipped school principals in terms of skills and knowledge, they are supported through co-action and co-learning partnerships with business leaders, who bring their entrepreneurial thinking, their knowledge and skills about change leadership to the school.

 

Solafrica in Ethiopia

The goal is to develop and implement a comprehensive demand-driven training, coaching and mentoring programme in solar technology and entrepreneurship. Through this programme youths will be instructed in the installation, maintenance and selling of solar photovoltaic systems.

 

Solidar Suisse in Mozambique

Providing youths with vocational training in agricultural practices to become farmers in order to increase their chances of entering the labour market.

 

Swisso Kalmo in Somalia

Providing youths with vocational training in agricultural practices to become farmers in order to increase their chances of entering the labour market.

 

TSiBA Education in South Africa

Vocational training for youths with financial constraints and inferior or incomplete secondary education to become commercial employees.

 

Asia

 

elea Foundation – BagoSphere in the Philippines

Providing professional training as call centre agents to underprivileged youths, enabling them to secure jobs in the fast-growing call centre industry.

 

elea Foundation - Dharma Life in India

Giving rural households access to products sold at an affordable price by creating a local distribution network and educating locals as entrepreneurs to become local representatives and sales agents of Dharma Life.

 

Smiling Gecko in Cambodia

Developing and implementing several new vocational training courses offering a wide array of employment opportunities in areas such as tourism or professional food service.

 

Swisscontact in Bangladesch

Fostering an understanding of health among the population and training young adults in a two-year programme to be skilled community paramedics, who are urgently needed in rural areas and can provide initial medical care.

 

WOMANITY in Afghanistan

Offering vocational training to young women as IT and data management specialists.

 

Zoological Society London in the Philippines

The project Net-Works is an award-winning initiative that redesigns global supply chains to restore coastal ecosystems, reduce marine plastic and improve the socio-ecological resilience of marginalised coastal communities.

 

Europe

 

ALBISBRUNN in Switzerland

Providing vulnerable youths with a vocational training course in recycling for them to be able to to look after themselves, interact meaningfully in society, and master the skills they need to earn a living.

 

'Die Buchpaten' in Switzerland

Supporting socially underprivileged children and their families by encouraging participatory readings of illustrated books by local people in order to support progress in literacy, increase self-confidence, and bring various social classes together.

 

RethinkResource in Switzerland

Business-to-business online marketplace for responsible and sustainable handling of industrial waste, by-products, and side-stream materials.

 

The Ocean Cleanup in the Pacific

Supporting young scientists in their research on an efficient recycling process of debris collected by advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic waste.

 

Latin America

 

Fundación Educación in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru

Providing support to talented, promising young people from low-income families to grant them the opportunity to study at a technical college or university to prepare for a career in the technical or information technology industry.

 

Fair Recycling in Brazil

Setting up a training course in recycling in order to enable underprivileged youths a future-oriented job opportunity, enabling them to overcome poverty.

 

Fight for Peace in Brazil

Addressing the high levels of youth unemployment in the ‘Maré’ favelas, vocational training opportunities are provided through technical courses, with a specific focus on personal development combined with practical job training and technical skills.

 

Sistema B in Chile

“Building bridges for the future” seeks to combat inequality in Chile. It links rural entrepreneurs from vulnerable communities with more privileged, local people and enterprises allowing bonding, networking and the learning of new aspects for their own businesses.

 

Art Awards in Switzerland

 

FANTOCHE – audience award for the best international film

Donating the audience award for the best international film at one of the world’s leading festivals for animated films.

 

Visarte –PRIX VISARTE

Creating a seal of approval that distinguishes outstanding works of art every two years in the field of art and construction, or in the field of art in public space.

 

Fotomuseum Winterthur – Post-Photography Prototyping Prize(P3)

Every two years, the art prize P3 is awarded in the field of post-photography. It aims at supporting artists, creative technologists, and researchers giving their attention to the transformation of photographic media.