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March of Hope

Project at a glance

Dates and Place

06 October 2002, Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva lakeside and Botanical Gardens


Terre des Hommes.

Project details

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.

External links

http://www.marchedelespoir.chMarch of Hope

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers handled the following tasks:
  • Helped set up the March on Saturday, 5 October 2002
  • Participated in the March and helped with its logistics

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