March of Hope
Project at a glance
Dates and Place06 October 2002, Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva lakeside and Botanical Gardens
Terre des Hommes.
Terre des Hommes Switzerland is an organization of cooperation and development that supports about 60 projects in favor of children in Africa, America and Asia. The aim of the organization is to help local populations in such a way that they can ensure their own development and autonomy.
In Switzerland, Terre des Hommes encourages solidarity by organizing the March of Hope. Each year, the march is partially organized by children from Geneva who wish to show solidarity and do something for children living elsewhere in the world. The young Genevans are looking for people who sponsor them for each kilometer they walk during the march. The money obtained goes to the various projects of Terre des Hommes. In 1998 some 12'000 persons, including 4'900 children, took part in the March. Altogether, some 12'000 persons were guided by 250 volunteers. Last year, 350 volunteers participated in the March.
Volunteering OpportunitiesVolunteers handled the following tasks:
Posted: 2002-9-29 Updated: 2006-5-19