terre des hommes switzerland is a development aid agency. The organisation supports the economic, political and social self-determination of people in developing countries. The target group of the work in ten countries in Africa and Latin America are young people.
In principle we work with local partner organisations together. The focal points of the work are Prevention of violence, Education and income and Health.
In Switzerland, terre des hommes schweiz works to Thematic group Racism and discrimination with young people together and sensitizes the population with Campaigns on issues of importance to development policy.
terre des hommes switzerland has the Zewo seal of approval for non-profit organizations.
terre des hommes schweiz is a member of International Federation Terre des hommesterre des hommes switzerland in Basel and terre des hommes suisse in Geneva are united in an umbrella organisation.
At the Basel office, a team of 24 persons with a management and a board of directors. In addition, terre des hommes schweiz offers seven junior positions for the project imagine and is supported by unpaid employees. Six national coordinators work for terre des hommes Switzerland in Africa and Latin America.
terre des hommes switzerland is a politically and denominationally neutral Association.
To our Mode of operation you will find more information here.
The three terre des hommes organisations in Switzerland
terre des hommes exists three times in Switzerland. All three organisations have different goals and a common past. Find out here about the origins of the terre des hommes movement and the history of our organisation.