All children should have the opportunity to learn, play and develop their talents. Education is a basic requirement for the development of individuals and society as a whole, as it enables children to live independent and self-determined lives.
CO-OPERAID is committed to the children’s right to education
We support the school and vocational training of children, adolescents and young adults from poor families in Africa and Asia. Our vision is a high-quality primary education and vocational training for all children and young people as the basis for a self-determined and dignified life. Because in the modern, networked world, everyone needs access to education. Without education, participatory and thus sustainable social development is inconceivable. In our work we are guided by international goals: children's rights and sustainability goals.
CO-OPERAID realises cooperative aid projects
In the project countries we work closely with local aid organisations and representatives of the population and educational authorities. Strong local roots and cooperation based on partnership are an important feature of our projects. This is also expressed in the name of our organisation - Cooperation and Aid. CO-OPERAID employees regularly visit all aid projects and check that the goals are being achieved. We implement effective, locally supported aid projects.
CO-OPERAID is a non-profit organisation with many years of experience
CO-OPERAID is a non-profit, politically and denominationally independent humanitarian association. The association was founded in 1981 in Zurich, then under the name of InterAid Switzerland, and renamed CO-OPERAID in 1996. Natural and legal persons can become members. The association is recognised as a non-profit organisation and is tax-exempt. Since 1998, it has carried the ZEWO seal of approval. CO-OPERAID is a member of various professional platforms in the field of development cooperation (Network Education, Forum Vocational Training.
CO-OPERAID office and business processes
The business of CO-OPERAID is carried out by the employees of the office, by a volunteer board of directors and by volunteers (see CO-OPERAID Team). We are guided by a modern management with the team spirit and a focus on competencies at the centre. Our working methods are based on tested structures and professional business processes. Fundraising and communication comply with the ethical guidelines of Swissfundraising. Our accounting follows the framework of Swiss GAP Fer 21 in terms of transparency and comparability.