The organisation

Three young women from Antioquia, Colombia
terre des hommes schweiz works with local partner organisations in ten countries in Africa and Latin America. We primarily support young people.
terre des hommes schweiz is a development aid organisation. It supports economic, political and social self-determination for people in developing countries. The main target group for our work in ten countries in Africa and Latin America is young people.

We work mainly with local partner organisations. The primary focuses of our work are psychosocial support, youth participation and preventing violence.

In Switzerland, terre des hommes schweiz works with young people in the area of racism and discrimination and aims to increase awareness among the general public with campaigns about issues relating to development policy.

terre des hommes schweiz holds the Zewo quality seal for charitable organisations.

terre des hommes schweiz is a member of the Terre des Hommes International Federation, a grouping of Terre des Hommes organisations from numerous countries. terre des hommes schweiz in Basel and terre des hommes suisse in Geneva work together within an umbrella organisation.

A team of 23 people work at the head office in Basel, with a management team and an Executive Board. terre des hommes schweiz also offers seven posts for young people to work on the imagine project, and it is supported by unpaid volunteers. There are six national coordinators working in Africa and Latin America for terre des hommes schweiz.

terre des hommes schweiz is neutral with regard to faith and politics.

You can find more information about how we work here.
 
Young people from Colombia play football together

Quality and control

The quality of our work and that of our partners is very important to us. We use a range of mechanisms to guarantee it.


The terre des hommes organisations in Switzerland

terre des hommes exists in Switzerland three times. All three organizations have different goals and a common past. Find out more about the origin of the terre des hommes movement and the history of our organization.

The Zewo quality seal

Handling donations responsibly

terre des hommes schweiz has been awarded the Zewo quality seal for charitable organisations. This certification centre sets numerous criteria for the proper handling of donations. More information on this topic here.