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December 17, 2013

terre des hommes schweiz takes part in "Every centime counts" on the Münsterplatz

The stand of terre des hommes schweiz was very visible to the arriving people.
The stand of terre des hommes schweiz was very visible to the arriving people.
The stand of terre des hommes switzerland was very visible for the arriving people. - © terre des hommes switzerland

On Wednesday, SRF3 made a stop in Basel with its fundraising campaign "Every Rappen Counts" and broadcast from 4 to 8 pm directly from Münsterplatz. Also present was terre des hommes schweiz: Anyone who had the time and inclination to do so could have a look at our stand.

It has almost become a tradition: the Swiss Solidarity and SRF telethon in the run-up to Christmas. This week it was time again and terre des hommes schweiz was part of it: on Wednesday, 18 December 2013, Radio SRF 3 was on the air from 4 to 8 pm directly from Münsterplatz in Basel.
terre des hommes schweiz was also on site with our morphing stand.
Me born in Peru
What would we look like if we were born in Africa or Latin America? This question can be answered at our morphing stand. In doing so, we merge the portrait of one person with that of another person from our project countries. Sometimes exciting and sometimes funny portraits emerge. Some portraits and more pictures about our presence at "Every Rappen Counts" can be found on our Facebook fan page.
Live interview on SRF3
But our appearance on Wednesday was not our only commitment last week. On Monday morning Gabriela Wichser, our program coordinator for South Africa and Tanzania, gave a live interview on Radio SRF 3. She talked about the situation of children and young people in the townships of South Africa, how terre des hommes schweiz supports the partner organisation Sinani with donations and their impressive work, which opens up real chances and perspectives for many children and young people.
See/listen to the interview here (audio recording enriched with some photos):

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