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.

Arts-Performance-Center Tsumeb (Namibia)

The »Tsumeb Arts-Performance-Center (APC)« off ers musical and arts education to unemployed children and young adults. The result is an increased quality of life, as many of the musicians have already found employment as professional musicians or teachers in one of the three other APCs in Namibia.

The APC in Tsumeb is the third center of its kind that has been built up in Namibia by the project’s initiator Lis Hidber. It is visited by children and young adults from different social backgrounds. However, most of them face poverty and unemployment. The APC offers them new perspectives and opportunities to learn. Those who acquire a certain skill level have the chance to get employed as a teacher and pass on their knowledge to other students. Some are also able to earn their living as professional musicians. In addition to the musical teaching, the attendees also learn other skills that help them to cope with challenges in their daily life.

How to support this project?

The project is looking for skilled music professionals willing to support the education of the teaching staff of the APC. Additional opportunities for voluntary engagement exist as well.


Arts-Performance-Center Tsumeb


Tsumeb, Namibia