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.

Sumdaritsetseg Kindergarten (Mongolia)

The "Sumdaritsetseg kindergarten" (Mongolian for "flower") was founded by Michelle Binderiya in 2011 in order to provide poor and disadvantaged children in Mongolia with a place in daycare.

Mongolia lacks kindergartens, especially the children of less-privileged families often cannot aff ord attending any facility. Currently, less than half of the children in pre-school age in the Darkhan-Uul region are attending a daycare institution. The Sumdaritsetseg kindergarten provides a safe and caring environment. The children receive pre-school teaching which forms the basis of a comprehensive education later on. The availability of daycare also enables parents to work and improve the family income. Currently about hundred children aged two to five benefit from the project, the majority of them coming from a poor background. The kindergarten also provides stable employment and housing opportunities for pre-school teachers.

How to support this project?

The project is looking for support in order to work more intensively together with the parents on topics like preventive healthcare, dental hygiene and healthy diet. Another topic is the continuous education of the pedagogical staff .


Michelle Binderiya
Arthur and Margit Natter


Darkhan (Mongolia)