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Our villages

At the Pestalozzi Villages, pupils aged 10-18 are supported in their journey to adulthood through our Head, Heart and Hands approach, by a community of experts, volunteers and former students. 

India, Zambia and Nepal

In areas where schools are poor and under-resourced, we offer unprivileged children the opportunity to join our core programme and live in our villages.

At the Pestalozzi Villages

We work with the local communities to select the children who excel in the areas of emotional intelligence and academic performance.


With the support and encouragement of their families, we offer these children the opportunity to join our programme and move to one of the Pestalozzi Villages. Learn about the challenges >

At the Pestalozzi Villages, the children:

  1. Receive clothing, food and support.

  2. Attend high-quality local schools with other children, near the Village.

  3. Have the opportunity to live in a caring environment, where their emotional and physical wellbeing is nurtured (child-centred care).

  4. Learn about tolerance and inclusion by living in a multi-cultural environment.

  5. Are required to volunteer locally and develop their skills beyond the classroom.

How we are shaping the change-makers of tomorrow >


Indian Village

At the foothills of the Himalayas in Dehradun, India, we serve 138 pupils from India, Nepal, and Tibetan refugee camps.


Nepalese village

In Nepal’s second-largest city, Pokhara, our newest Village was launched in 2016 and serves 37 pupils from Nepal.


Zambian Village

In Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, we serve 238 pupils from rural Zambia and Malawi, and refugees from Angola, Burundi, Congo, and Rwanda. 

"I'm now more confident."

Mabina lives in the Nepali Village since 2017. She was brought into the programme, because she's exceptionally clever, but living in extreme poverty, in an area of Nepal where schools are few and far between.


"My name is Mabina. 

My name is Mabina and I come from a small village in the Gorkha district in central Nepal. 

I live with my parents who are subsistence farmers along with two of my younger siblings.  The flat we lived in collapsed during the earthquake in 2015 and since then we have been living in a tin shed in the fields which has been very difficult.


I came to the Nepal Village in October, 2017, I was very quiet when I started but now I am feeling more confident and I have discovered a love for dance. I like the clean and peaceful environment of the Pestalozzi house the most.

I am doing well with my studies and  hope to start school soon once I have passed the entrance exam."


Our 100% promise

From day one, we’ve relied on a small group of generous philanthropists to fund our operating expenses and salaries, so every penny you donate is spent on the care and education of extraordinary children, who have the potential to become future leaders and change-makers. 

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