Your impact

Pestalozzi World celebrates both your impact on our Alumni’s lives and the social change they bring to the world. Our Alumni are a new generation of professionals, entrepreneurs and aid workers who are equipped with the tools they need to change the world.

Backgrounds of extreme poverty

1,456 children have already graduated from our Village programmes since 1995. All of them came from extremely underprivileged backgrounds, and the majority are girls.

Pestalozzi India Shelja
Read our alumna Shelja's story of success.

High School completion rates for the poorest rural communities in Zambia, India and Nepal are just 3%, 13% and 10% respectively (UNESCO UIS 2019z).

Over 94% of the children we educate complete their school education and today, 62% hold Advanced Diplomas, Bachelors, Masters or PhDs*. Our Alumni are 3 times more likely in Asia and 11 times more likely in Zambia to achieve a university or college qualification than national averages. Without your support almost none would have reached this level of education, facing the nearly insurmountable barriers of poverty and gender prejudice.

*Many of our Alumni are still in education and these figures will continue to rise-all the more remarkable given that our Alumni support themselves through university.

You invest and they change their worlds

The Head, Heart and Hands education model we embrace emphasises care and compassion – inspiring our students not only to go far in their chosen careers but also to give back to their communities.  90% of our Alumni have remained in their country of origin.  Meanwhile 7% are studying overseas on scholarships, and just 3% have emigrated.

Giving Back


of our Alumni fall into at least one of these categories

Many more have become successful in business, generating tax receipts and employment to assist their communities.

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