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.

Integrated Rural Development Cooperation (Tanzania)

The project focuses on supporting rural development in the densely populated Mdabulo region in Tanzania. In cooperation with Crossing Borders, it has been possible to build a kindergarten and to support orphans and young adults in need with a dedicated house renovation program.

The organization "Eine Weltgruppe Schlins/Röns" brings together people with experience in development aid, and focuses on contributing to the long-term sustainable development in the target region. The original focus on agricultural questions and erosion control has been broadened to include other topics as well: the construction of childcare facilities; the support of orphans and young adults; ensuring a safe supply of drinking water; and the organization of rural vocational education centers. An emphasis is placed on the setting up of a reliable and long-term oriented local partner organization, the "Rural Development Organization Mdabulo".

How to support this project?

The project is looking for further support with the house renovation program and the enlargement of vocational training facilities. Supporters with expert knowledge in the construction of basic power supply systems are welcome. Also, teaching material for electrical engineering training is needed.


Eine Weltgruppe Schlins/Röns
RDO Mdabulo


Mdabulo, Iringa region (Tanzania)