Pestalozzi World sponsors education for poor children in rural areas of India and Zambia. The education develops "hands, heads and hearts" - teaching practical skills, technical knowledge and empathy and ethics or "how to be a good citizen".
The children are between 8 and 18; without the scholarship their families are unable to send them to school and the alternative is usually to work as labourers. We help 2 girls for every 1 boy because females are most at risk and can make the biggest improvements in their community.The children are selected on the basis of ability as well as need. Many scholars excel and are able to obtain further scholarships to attend university (eg Harvard) and obtain professional qualifications. They are then in a good position to help the communities and countries from which they originated.
There are alumni foundations also working in Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam.