What is Crossing Borders?

We support children and young people in less-developed regions by improving their educational opportunities

Taking the statement "We change the world for the better" as its motto, Crossing Borders is focused on making a sustainable contribution in less fortunate regions of the world.

Education enables children and young people to lead a better and more independent life. If knowledge and experience are passed on, a sustainable and self-perpetuating effect is achieved that allows families and whole communities to progress. By focusing our efforts on poor regions, we achieve the most comprehensive effect with our available resources.

As an independent association, we have currently 190 members worldwide. Up until now, we have supported projects in 34 countries and on four continents.

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What do we do?

Financial assistance and organizational support for projects

Crossing Borders offers financial assistance and organizational support to projects that improve the education opportunities of children and young people in disadvantaged regions of the world. In special cases, projects in other regions are also supported. More rarely, we support the charitable engagement of our associations members financially through donations.

Additionally, we also try to foster networks of knowledge exchange and communication activities that aim at enhancing social awareness and social competencies.

How to support us?

Support the idea

By sharing our passion, spreading the word and actively bringing in your thoughts and ideas, you are making a contribution. We are always looking for fresh ideas, networking opportunities, interesting project proposals, and motivated people sharing our commitment.

Spread the word and help us to reach more people!


We guarantee that donations are used in order to improve the education opportunities of children in less-developed regions of the world. All donations are used exclusively for supporting our partner projects.

It is straightforward - you donate and we make sure your money goes directly to the cause.


Support the projects

What counts in the end is that children receive support in order to live a self-determined and happy life. Support for this cause does not necessarily have to go via Crossing Borders, we are happy to create opportunities for direct engagement within the projects

Check out the section "What does Crossing Borders do?" in order to learn more about our projects and their concrete support needs.

African Angel - Education for Slum Children (Ghana)

The organization »African Angel« runs a children’s house in the city of Accra, Ghana. The most recent project aims at setting up a vocational training center and a store in order to provide education opportunities for local youths.

The slum of Bakum is one of the oldest and poorest neighbourhoods of Ghana’s capital city Accra. Due to overfishing, the inhabitants have lost their traditional form of income. Public infrastructure and housing conditions are desolate. Especially children are at risk, child labour and early pregnancy are common. Most people cannot afford a private education, which would offer an opportunity to escape poverty. African Angel supports children throughout their educational career. A training workshop shall create additional opportunities. Young men will receive vocational training as metal workers. In a store in downtown Accra, women will sell the products and receive mircocredits in order to set up their own sales business.

How to support this project?

The project would happily welcome educators who could provide teaching assistance. The children are always happy about visitors who participate in different activities (workshops, music, handcrafts) – prior contact is advisable.


African Angel e.V.


Bakum, Accra (Ghana)