Child Rights Day

On the occasion of the International Day for the Rights of the Child - November 20th - many school classes are committed to an action of solidarity in favour of our child protection projects.

Still too many children worldwide are forced to work from an early age to ensure their survival and those of their families. Often, they cannot go to school. This situation is unacceptable nowadays, especially as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the right to education. Terre des hommes helps children in need and fights for the respect of their rights.

That's why we organise an awareness campaign for schools and youth groups on the International Child Rights Day – the 20th of November. They can take action for children in need by informing the Swiss population about children's rights and collecting donations for our child protection projects. For a few hours they slip into the role of street children and clean shoes, make music or sell chocolate and handicrafts for a donation. Classes can also develop and implement their own ideas. In 2019, more than 30 school classes took part in our campaign and raised more than CHF 70,000 for child protection projects.

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For further information on the solidarity campaign, please contact us by e-mail at or by telephone on 058 611 07 83.


Child rights day in Solothurn