Education has the power to transform lives. It can lift people out of poverty and increase earning potential, particularly for women. However, there are many wider benefits. Access to education can encourage political participation, social equity and environmental sustainability. In addition, it can help individuals to have a better understanding of the world and to develop good moral and ethical values.

Pestalozzi scholars want to make a difference in their communities and the wider world. They learn to embrace diversity through living in a multi-cultural, multi-faith community, as they study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. In addition, they participate in a broad range of creativity, action and service (CAS) activities, gaining a holistic education focused on the Pestalozzi principles of educating the Head, Heart and Hands. The majority of students go on to study at universities around the world.

Our scholarships provide these young people with an opportunity they would not otherwise receive – the chance to develop their potential, become empowered and pursue their dreams to make a difference in the world.

Pestalozzi Development Fund

The fund was established to support alumni to set up or expand projects or social enterprises to benefit their own or other developing countries, enabling them to make a positive impact in the world.

Young people making an impact after receiving a Pestalozzi Scholarship

Abhishek Mishra

Abhishek went on to gain a Masters degree before returning to India. He now leads the implementation for one of the world’s largest government run health insurance programmes providing financial protection for more than 500 million poor and vulnerable people in India.

Tenzin Noryang

Following her Pestalozzi scholarship Tenzin graduated from Carleton College. Currently based In Toronto, she leads partnerships for a Canadian non-profit organisation serving immigrants and refugees.

Tracy Makuvire

Growing up in Zimbabwe her mother could not afford to pay for her education. After 2 years at Pestalozzi, Tracy continued her education at Stanford and Harvard, achieving her goal of becoming a medical doctor. Tracy’s mission is to serve people from low-income communities locally and globally.

Roy Simamora

After leaving Pestalozzi, Roy went on to study at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. Returning to Indonesia he realised that many children didn’t go to school and from the eight worked in farms or begged on the streets. This motivated Roy to run a programme, teaching children basic maths and reading whilst also feeding them with money he earned from tips at his evening café job. He was able to show their parents the value of education.

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