In every region of the world, there are people with almost no chance to live a decent and independent life. They lack food, shelter and education and hence they have no prospects for the future.
It is these people that we wish to help with our initiatives and provide with a fresh im-petus for new perspectives. For this reason, we focus on innovative projects with the objective of not only offering direct support but also to make a sustainable contribution towards helping people improve their living conditions by virtue of their own ef-forts.
It is the long-term objective of our support to provide them with an adequate framework to this end – exactly in line with our slogan “We build a better future”.
El Sistema with the Youth Orchestra of Caracas at the Tonhalle Zürich
On October 31st, 2014 the Youth Orchestra of Caracas, one of the leading orchestras of the Venezuelans music education programme "El Sistema", performs under its chief conductor Dietrich Paredes at the Zurich Tonhalle.
A "Latin America Session" with works by Silvestre Revueltas and Evencio Castellanos is followed by Dmitri Shostakovich's famous "Leningrad" symphony.
Rapidly deployable surgery unit
Saving lives in an inflatable operating room
Medical emergencies in areas beset by crises often call for immediate surgical intervention. Thanks to a newly-developed system the Médecins Sans Frontières organization (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) can now set up a functioning emergency surgery station in only a few days.
A new home for Superar
Caritas and Superar create a cultural meeting point as well as employment facilities for long-term unemployed in Object 19 of the Alte Ankerbrotfabrik.
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra debuts at the Zurich Opera House
The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra along with star director Gustavo Dudamel played the Zurich Opera House for the first time.
How is hand-made paper manufactured?
El Nafeza - an example of a social entrepreneurship project.
El Nafeza is a center for the production of genuine hand-made paper. It was founded in Cairo in 2005 by the Egyptian artist Mohamed Abou El Naga.