Pestalozzi International Foundation

Pestalozzi International Foundation

At a glance


  • Education
  • International development

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Geographical remit: 


Our mission is to produce globally conscious young leaders by supporting their further education in a multi-cultural, multi-faith environment. Pestalozzi provides high quality educational opportunities for exceptional 16-19 year-olds from some of the world’s poorest communities, developing their potential and helping them to make a positive difference in the world. 


In September 2019, the scholarship programme evolved and we now work in partnership with United World Colleges. The Pestalozzi-UWC scholars now attend UWC Atlantic in Wales where they study the International Baccalaureate Diploma course.

We work with young people from the most marginalised communities of Belize, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as Tibetans in exile in India and Nepal. In many of these countries the schools struggle to meet the needs of high-achieving, low income students. These young people are passionate about using their education to make a positive difference in society. 

Pestalozzi receives no government funding and relies solely on donations from individuals, businesses, Trusts, and Foundations.

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