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.

Strength through Knowledge (Senegal)

The project supports the construction of additional school buildings in the Senegalese village of Mballing. In addition to the pupils, their families, local construction workers, and local supply companies also profit from these activities.

The population growth in the village of Mballing has caused a need for new and improved teaching facilities. Up to now, three classroom buildings and sanitary facilities have been built. Currently, the erection of a multi-purpose hall and additional facilities such as a library, studying rooms for the pupils, and additional classrooms are planned. The activities do not only improve the educational infrastructure but also provide continuous employment for about 25 to 30 local crafstpeople. Local suppliers prof t as well.

How to support this project?

Volunteers ready to support the work in Senegal as translators (German/French) or those willing to contribute to the activities at the schools, for example as photographers and filmmakers for documentation purposes, are welcome. Professional expertise regarding the construction of additional buildings is needed. Volunteers in Vorarlberg are welcome to support fundraising activities and the organization of aid transports.


Association "Wissen macht Stark"


Mballing (Senegal)