Youth Exchange: Open Call for Participants for Pestalozzi Children's Village in Trogen, Switzerland

The Center for Education and Development (CED) is thrilled to announce an inspiring opportunity for youth empowerment and international cultural exchange, set in the serene and picturesque Children’s Village in Trogen, Switzerland. This program, running from June 12th to June 26th, 2024, is designed to engage young minds from North Macedonia in critical reflection on personal values and behavior patterns, aiming to bolster their identity and individual growth.

Exchange Details:

  • Location: Children’s Village, Trogen, Switzerland
  • Dates: June 12th – 26th, 2024
  • Participants: 40 young people born in 2011-2012 from North Macedonia, accompanied by 6 adult supervisors
  • Objective: To promote personal development, peaceful coexistence, and sustainable development through inclusive and quality education.

Program Highlights:

  • Interactive Learning: Participants will engage in informal classes focusing on intercultural rights and personal development, facilitated by the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation.
  • Cultural Excursions: The itinerary includes 5 excursions to major Swiss cities including Zurich, Luzern, Konstanz, Saint Gallen, Schaffhausen, and Winterthur.
  • Community Living: Young participants will reside in specialized homes within the village, fostering a sense of responsibility and community.
  • Language: A working knowledge of English is required to ensure active participation and engagement.

Selection Criteria:

  • Open to: Children who have not previously participated in a cultural exchange at the Pestalozzi Children’s Village.
  • Priority: Preference will be given to students from underrepresented backgrounds, including those living in rural areas, members of ethnic minorities, and children from low-income families.

For questions, email us at : info(at)

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2024

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of an enriching experience that promises personal growth and cultural enrichment. We look forward to welcoming you to the Children’s Village in Trogen, Switzerland, for a journey of learning, discovery, and friendship.

Village Rules: All participants, including children, youth, adults, employees, cooperation partners, and guests are expected to adhere to the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF) village rules, ensuring a safe, respectful, and enriching environment for everyone.

Departure from Macedonia is scheduled for the morning of June 11th, 2024, by bus. This journey is not just a trip but a step towards building a brighter, more understanding world. Join us in this transformative experience.