Together with the network of Regional Caritas Organisations, Caritas Switzerland is actively engaged wherever people in wealthy Switzerland are affected by poverty: families, single parents, the unemployed, and the working poor. Caritas looks after asylum seekers and refugees and organises volunteer placements.
Globally, Caritas provides emergency relief in disasters and is actively involved in reconstruction work. With its projects in development cooperation, Caritas works in the areas of food security, water, climate change, disaster prevention, migration as well as education for children and adults.
Together, we make digital education possible for people experiencing, or at risk of, poverty. Access to the Internet and to mobile communication is becoming increasingly central and indispensable in our everyday lives. Digitisation is affecting more and more areas of life in our society, from everyday existence to work. The corona crisis is rapidly reinforcing this trend. The aim of the joint pilot project of Sunrise and Caritas Switzerland is to do something about this. Let us together narrow this digital divide and give people a chance to live a self-determined life in Switzerland.