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Hand in Hand Switzerland was founded in 2013 as an expert entity to support the activities of Hand in Hand India, Cambodia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. 

What we do Our Scale & Impact

Hand in Hand Switzerland’s primary focus is on a 3E approach, i.e. Education , Empowerment and Environment. We believe that these are the core focus areas that require utmost attention for creating an equal, sustainable and prosperous world.
Education 343,607 children rescued from child labour and enrolled into schools
Empowerment 4.5 Million jobs created and people taken out of poverty
Environment 30,794 Hectares of land brought back to natural farming
Dream Village(VUP) 445 villages uplifted

Our Goal

To create 10 million jobs by 2025

What makes us different Our Founding Organization

Registered in 2004, Hand in Hand India, our founding organization, started its operations on a humble scale with a vision to eradicate child labour in Kancheepuram, a district in Tamil Nadu in South India known for its 500-year-old silk weaving industry.  Over the years, the organization has expanded geographically – from one small district to 16 large States of India and 7 countries globally – and thematically – from preventing child labour to addressing root causes of poverty through its 5 Pillar Programme. These include interventions on child labour and education; health; skills development; job creation and women empowerment; environment.


Dr.Kalpana Sankar wins the Women Transforming India award from NITI Aayog and United Nations India from the Hon'ble Defence Minister on Women's Day 2020.
Bal Kalyan Puraskar from the Ministry of Women and Child Development
Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa & UN Women : Global Award for Women Empowerment Award.

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