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.

Support for Children's Daycare Facilities in Simiatug (Ecuador)

The current project continues an earlier cooperation between Crossing Borders and the Simiatug project, which focused on improving the situation of children in the region. Currently, efforts are directed at the maintenance and improvement of daycare facilities.

Due to reduced state subsidies for children’s daycare, several facilities in the region are in a bad condition and face the risk of being closed down. The negative effects of closing down these daycare centers would affect especially the supervised children and their families. The project aims at supporting those facilities by completing necessary repairs and building modifications, providing furniture and educational toys, setting up playground facilities and by putting solar-powered hot water installations into place. The necessary equipment is mainly produced locally, which further supports the local economy.

How to support this project?

The project is looking for volunteers to directly support the work in Ecuador. Especially the help of skilled craftsmen in order to support the renovation of the daycare facilities is welcome. Also young people motivated to work with children are needed. Tourists travelling to the Simiatug region can help by donating color pens, air balloons and musical instruments.


Grupo Simiatug Llakta


Simiatug Region (Ecuador)