FROM RURAL POVERTY TO TEACHERS, NURSES AND ACCOUNTANTS
The majority of our scholars come from families that depend on subsistence farming for a livelihood. The high quality education they receive through a PestalozziWorld scholarship, combined with their own drive and potential, enable them to attain a quality of life that would otherwise have been unattainable. As a result of the emphasis on academic excellence and social commitment in the Pestalozzi education they receive, many of our alumni go far in their chosen careers and become an invaluable source of financial and other help for their extended families and wider community.
A PATH TO HIGHER EDUCATION
While most of the children have stayed to study and work in their countries , many have gone to IB programmes at institutions such as: United World Colleges in India, the Netherlands and Norway; Pestalozzi International Village in England and; Mahatma Gandhi International School in India. Our scholars have also had remarkable success in getting into tertiary education locally and in the US and the UK. The following are some of the universities attended:
USA: Boston University, Harvard, Middlebury College, MIT, Mount Holyoke College, Princeton,Salem College, , University of Pennsylvania, Westminster College, Yale
UK: London School of Economics, Loughborough University, London School of Osteopathy, Oxford University
Considering that so many of them are still young and newly established in careers or still in higher education, it is a matter of pride for us that over two-thirds of our alumni are involved in voluntary social work. For what can be more rewarding to an organisation committed to educating children for a better life than these children carrying forward our work even when they no longer need us?