Contributions de programme aux ONG suisses

Project completed

Social participation of youth is an objective and at the same time a condition for sustainable development. Marginalized youth in Latin America and Africa have difficult access to education and health. Youth unemployment worldwide has risen dramatically in the last years. Youth, especially girls, are far more exposed to HIV-Aids and violence than adults. In order to achieve commonly agreed development goals (MDGs) young people have to be at the center of development strategies. Tdh Schweiz empowers young people to identify and use opportunities of participation and advocates in communities to take responsibility for needs and rights of marginalized youth.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Vocational training
Conflict & fragility
Conflict prevention and transformation
Basic life skills
Vocational training
Psycho-social support (till 2016)
01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014
CHF 2'750'000

General marginalization of youth; lack of economic and social perspectives of youth; the challenges of the HIV/Aids-pandemic in southern and eastern Africa.

History and presence of violence in Central and South America.


To empower youth to become social actors of their own development and to have a voice in civil society

Target groups

Orphans and vulnerable children and youth (OVCs)
Youth affected by HIV/Aids
Youth affected by (gender based) violence

Medium-term outcomes

To strengthen resilience and coping strategies of youth in the context of HIV/Aids and violence

To reduce violence of and against youth (special focus on gender based violence in southern and eastern Africa)

To promote solution focused and participatory approaches in development work with youth

To sensitize Swiss public on positive and negative aspects of youth migration in the South

To sensitize youth in Switzerland on racism and exclusion trough youth projects imagine and imagine international


Results from previous phases:  

50’000 youth affected by HIV-Aids are socially integrated in South Africa, Tansania, Mozambique and Simbabwe. Families and communities take responsibility for them.

10’000 youth have identified opportunities of participation that match their interests and use different media to raise public awareness on their concerns in all programme regions (outreach 0.5 Mio.)

3000 marginalized youth have economic alternatives to criminal gangs in Brazil, El Salvador and Colombia.

Economic initiatives improve the income of 5000 youth

3000 Girls and women affected by violence are empowered to claim their rights, receive adequate psychosocial support and legal advice in Nicaragua, Tansania, Mozambique and South Africa. Communities are sensitized and take action (outreach 1 Mio.).

Campaining, public events and the youth-led project imagine promote a differentiated public debate in Switzerland on migration of youth (outreach 150’000).

Partner organziations are relevant sociopolitical actors in their regions.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Swiss Non-profit Organisation
  • Terre des Hommes CH (Basel)

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   2'750'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   2'750'000
Project phases Phase 7 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020   (Current phase) Phase 6 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018   (Completed) Phase 5 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 4 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)