New construction of first building

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2022
Jan 10

Outlook

Outlook

Children Around 30 orphans currently live in our main house. The three-storey house was built at the time to accommodate up to 100 children. However, as two floors are currently occupied by the school because there are no other school rooms available nearby, we cannot take in any additional children. As soon as the situation changes due to the [...]

Jan 10

Outlook

Outlook

In spring 2021, we realised the project of our own library. The building in which the books are housed will soon be equipped with additional notebooks and tablets so that the children can learn how to use digital media. Three children will finish their compulsory schooling next year and will have to think about the future [...]

2021
Nov 11

Children tell

Children tell

WHAT GIVES YOU THE MOST JOY? "The support and security I get here at the Home of Joy orphanage". (Benjamin 18 years) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WISH? "I want to become a lawyer. To defend myself and other people." (Geoffrey 15 years) WHAT DO YOU FEAR THE MOST? "If I see a snake or if [...]

Oct 20

Children tell

Children tell

"My name is Shylaia and I attend Year 7 at St Joseph's English Medium School. I enjoyed the Christmas party very much. I like celebrations very much and they give me a lot of joy and satisfaction. I wish to become a good teacher. When I reach my goal, I want to visit all the states in my country [...]

Sep 18

Sponsored run - We run for children

On 18 September, our annual sponsor run "We run for children" took place in beautiful autumn weather. More than 300 guests romped around the outdoor field of the Schönenbüel sports facility in Unterägeri and made the day an unforgettable experience. During the breaks they were entertained by the great Body and Dance Art dance group from Rothenthurm and fed by [...]

Sep 05

Ägeri Fairytale

After the break in 2020, we were once again able to run our Stiftungsbeizli at the Aegerimärcht this year. Over 60 helpers ensured that we had a well-filled tent and that our guests were well catered for. Due to Corona, we had to reduce the number of seats and the number of market visitors was smaller than in other [...]

Jul 01

Programmes in times of lockdown

Our on-site teams make an incredible effort to offer our children varied days - even in times of lockdown. For example, the caretakers offer outdoor lessons every day. In addition, the children are taught the art of hair knotting or crochet. In the past months, we have also built a small library with solar light, [...].

2020
Dec 14

In the sign of Covid 19

In Uganda, too, 2020 has gone completely differently than planned. All schools have been closed since spring and the children are being taught at home. Thanks to the reopening of our "Home of Joy" facility in January 2019, the children are in good hands in a safe place with good infrastructure and enough space. The children will be [...]

Dec 14

In the sign of Covid-19

In India, too, the year 2020 has turned out completely different than expected. Since spring, all schools have been closed and the children have to stay at home. Our orphans are in the fortunate position of being housed in a safe place during the long lockdown at home in the orphanage "Mothers Nest". The caregivers are doing their best to [...]

2019
Nov 01

Happy children's eyes

At the end of November, Stefan Born, President of the Foundation Board, visited "Mothers Nest" together with Kathrin Kühn, Member of the Foundation Board, Pascale Koller and Bea Reichle. Currently, 35 girls live in the orphanage "Mothers Nest" and go to school. The younger ones attend school on our premises, some of the older ones already attend high school externally. Likewise, 40 children with [...]

The first building erected by our foundation served at the beginning as a dormitory for the 30 orphans at that time.

Dirk Schneider, Roger Hegglin and Stefan Born from the Foundation Board were on site in November 2014 when the new building was inaugurated. 28 children now live

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    n in our new home, which is looked after by the careful and loving Father Joseph. At the end of our stay we can still lay the foundation stone for the second, larger building.