Our Social Responsibility

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

(Nelson Mandela)

 

'Crossing Borders – Education for children' is a registered charitable association (NGO) that is mainly sponsored by OMICRON. It assists other organizations and corporations in their mission to make good education accessible to children in less privileged areas of the world.

With the support of long-term social projects in education for children we try to create lasting benefits for the development of the respective region.

As Nelson Mandela states, education will be the vehicle we need to reach a better future. The projects we have chosen to support are carefully selected and based on what we value most:

  • Cooperating with a local partners: We believe that by joining our strengths we can create sustainable improvements. In projects we combine the know-how we have gained in several projects in the past with a local partner's knowledge of the local circumstances and inherent motivation to improve a given situation.
  • Keeping things close: We mainly cooperate with small organizations (NGOs) to keep the relationships close and the lines of communication short. This in turn gives us a good overview of the resources being spent. We feel more confident that by doing so, the means can really make a local impact.
  • Building mutual trust: Projects are usually brought in by one of the Crossing Borders members who often work as a mentor for the project after it has been given a green light. We find ways of getting to know the partner organization personally and we work closely with them throughout the project.
  • Empowering the participants: We always look carefully at the local realities and take them into account. Often pupils who have already had access to education function as trainers in the project and share their knowledge.