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.

Participatory Organic Research and Training (Zimbabwe)

"PORET (Participatory Organic Research Extension and Training)" is dedicated to improving the living conditions of the people in Chaseyama, Zimbabwe, through the "PORET Education Center" (permaculture agricultural techniques) and a multi-purpose community center.

Agriculture provides the basis for the livelihood of the population of Chaseyama, however soil erosion is a serious problem in the region. The application of permacultural techniques has helped to transform desertified land into fertile soil to support sustainable food production. Beyond the focus on sustainable agricultural techniques, a community center has been built up, providing daycare and pre-school facilities, and educational activities related to various topics (e.g. permaculture, health, HIV-prevention) are off ered. The erection of two kindergarten buildings has been funded by Crossing Borders.

How to support this project?

The project is looking for non-monetary donations (color pens, drawing pads, pillows and mattresses, tableware and toys) as well as financial contributions in order to purchase a car (transport of school children, emergency vehicle). University students also have the opportunity to do an internship with the organization in Zimbabwe.


PORET trust


Chaseyama (Zimbabwe)