Charitable Activities of GL Zürich
“We urge you to take care of the poorest. For they are your brothers and sisters.”
The charitable association Hilfswerk GL Zürich collects money specifically for local projects in the poorest regions of the world – on the one hand to provide emergency aid, and on the other to improve the living conditions of those affected in the long term.
In 1992, the Swiss pediatrician Dr. Beat Richner (1947-2018) opened the first “Kantha Bopha” pediatric clinic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which had been devastated by civil war.
Kiran Village in the northern Indian metropolis of Varanasi is a center of excellence that provides medical care and education for children and youth with physical, learning, or multiple disabilities.
Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in the Artibonite Valley in the heart of Haiti is much more than a hospital. It also supports the poor population with various development projects.
Selam Children’s Village offers orphaned children a home and education from kindergarten to high school, as well as apprenticeships in a range of professions. It also supports destitute families.
Founded by Lotti Latrous, the project “Centre l’Espoir” (Center of Hope) treats and supports sick and dying adults and children in one of the poorest regions of the world, and works to improve local conditions.
The Swiss charity “Help for Children in Need” is based in Moldova and has been supporting Ukrainian families that have fled to Moldova since the start of conflict in Ukraine.