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.
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.