Providing the

gift of education

education

to students from developing countries

developing countries

Providing the

gift of education

to students from developing countries

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Pestalozzi is a UK-based charity that offers life-changing opportunities to young people from underprivileged communities around the world. Scholarships are awarded to exceptional 16–19-year old’s who are academically bright, but have limited educational prospects in their home countries. In addition, these young people have all demonstrated their enthusiasm for helping to make a difference in their communities.

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Pestalozzi International Foundation

Empowering young people through education

and provide life changing education to young people in developing countries

Since 1997 Pestalozzi International Foundation has provided 399 young people with a scholarship to further their education. However, there are still millions of young people around the world who do not reach their full potential because of poverty, discrimination, the quality of the education available, or because of cultural barriers. Girls often find that their educational opportunities are limited further purely because of their gender.

Your donation will support life changing educational opportunities for young people.  Help to empower them to make a difference in the world and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

Your donation can help a young person to develop their potential and to make a lasting difference in the world.

Help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty

Alumni
success story

From Uganda to the US:

Faisal’s extraordinary story

Faisal Kimbugwe’s journey from Uganda to Pestalozzi and on to Berea College, USA, is a testament to where hard work can take you.

Attending school was a struggle for Faisal. During his final years of secondary school, he only attended for six weeks because his mother could not afford the school fees. Prior to that, Faisal funded most of his 7th grade by cleaning a furniture workshop during the holidays. He also used the off-cuts and the tools to make wooden crucifixes to adorn coffins at funerals.

Alumni

success story

From Uganda to the US:

Faisal’s extraordinary story

Faisal Kimbugwe’s journey from Uganda to Pestalozzi and on to Berea College, USA, is a testament to where hard work can take you.

Attending school was a struggle for Faisal. During his final years of secondary school, he only attended for six weeks because his mother could not afford the school fees. Prior to that, Faisal funded most of his 7th grade by cleaning a furniture workshop during the holidays. He also used the off-cuts and the tools to make wooden crucifixes to adorn coffins at funerals.

Creating positive ripples that touch lives around the world starts with empowering young people to make a difference.

Pestalozzi

Educating the world

Pestalozzi supports high achieving, low-income students from some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. In the past Pestalozzi has worked with a number of different countries including Palestine, Thailand, Vietnam, Nigeria and Europe, but now focuses on nine of the countries shown below – please swipe to find out more. We provide scholarships to enable them to complete high quality secondary education. Our impact is through Pestalozzi Alumni using their skills to make a difference in 20 countries across the world.
World Map

Belize

Scholarships = 12
Supported since = 2012
Population = 403,000
Tertiary education enrolment = 25%

Read alumni story from Belize

Nigeria

Scholarships = 9
Supported between = 2001-2007
Population = 210 million
Tertiary education enrolment = 10%

Read alumni story from Nigeria

Uganda

Scholarships = 17
Supported since = 2011
Population = 46 million
Tertiary education enrolment = 5%

Read alumni story from Uganda

Zambia

Scholarships = 64
Supported since = 1997
Population = 18 million

Read alumni story from Zambia

Zimbabwe

Scholarships = 65
Supported since = 1997
Population = 15 million
Tertiary education enrolment = 10%

Read alumni story from Zimbabwe

Germany

Scholarships = 1
Supported since = 2001
Population = 83 million
Tertiary education enrolment = 70%

Indonesia

Scholarships = 9
Supported since = 2014
Population = 275 million
Tertiary education enrolment = 36.3%

Read alumni story from Indonesia

Tibetan Communities in Exile

Scholarships = 59
Supported since = 1967
Population = 6.5 million (living in China and India

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Nepal

Scholarships = 94
Supported since = 1967
Population = 29 million
Tertiary education enrolment = 13.3%

Read alumni story from Nepal

Bhutan

Scholarships = 13
Supported since = 2013
Population = 778,000
Tertiary education enrolment = 16.4%

Read alumni story from Bhutan

India

Scholarships = 55
Supported since = 1967
Population = 1.39 billion
Tertiary education enrolment = 28.6%

Read alumni story from India

Pestalozzi

Educating the world

Pestalozzi supports high achieving, low-income students from some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. In the past, Pestalozzi has worked with a number of different countries including Palestine, Thailand, Vietnam, Nigeria and Europe, but now focuses on nine of the countries shown on the map above – click the pins to find out more. We provide scholarships to enable them to complete high quality secondary education. Our impact is through Pestalozzi Alumni using their skills to make a difference in over 20 countries across the world.

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Pestalozzi International Foundation

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