Usthi is happy to publish their Annual Report 2017 and inform about her activities in 2017. In the past year, Usthi commemorated its 40th anniversary and it's been an exceptional year in many ways. After a rocky start due to hurdles of Indian bureaucracy, Usthi managed to successfully maintaining all existing projects and even added a new one. We wish you an interesting read and hope you will continue supporting our work for vulnerable children in India.
The summer holidays are over and in mid-August kids and youths will go back to school in Switzerland. For thousands of children it will be the first time at Kindergarden or school. We wish everyone a great start and an inspiring new school year! In other parts of the world, children still struggle to access education even though it is their fundamental right. Even today, in many countries attending school cannot be taken for granted.
For 40 years, Kurt Burki from Rapperswil helps street children and orphans in India to access school and health care. For the 40th anniversary of the Usthi Foundation, Kurt Bürki looks back to the beginnings - and tells us, why not everyone was grateful for his initiative.