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!

Donate

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.

Social Innovation Academy (Uganda)

The "Social Innovation Academy (SINA)" is an incubator for social business ideas of young adults from marginalized backgrounds. SINA supports them in building sustainable businesses.

Uganda has very high youth unemployment rates. At the same time, the education system is very rigid. Despite having completed their education, a large number of young people are unemployed. SINA targets young adults from marginalized backgrounds and offers them an opportunity to create their own employment. Scholars receive basic training before starting to work in a social enterprise. The self-organized SINA community supports the development of sustainable business ideas. Scholars receive resources, tools, knowledge and mentoring on their way towards self-employment.

How to support this project?

The project offers opportunities for volunteers and interns to support SINA in Uganda. In addition, experts in the field of IT, business and marketing are needed in order support the startups. SINA is also looking for external mentors. Finally, concrete input in the form of practical ideas for innovative uses of waste material in construction is welcome.

Partners:

Jangu e.V.
http://www.jangu.org

Where:

Mpigi (Uganda)