ClimbAID

ClimbAID

ClimbAID is a non-profit organisation founded in September 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland which focuses on humanitarian projects with an emphasis on climbing and other alpine sports activities. In particular, ClimbAID focuses on the holistic development of youth into autonomous, socially engaged, and environmentally aware actors.

ClimbAID is a non-profit organisation founded in September 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland which focuses on humanitarian projects with an emphasis on climbing and other alpine sports activities. In particular, ClimbAID focuses on the holistic development of youth into autonomous, socially engaged, and environmentally aware actors.

ClimbAID addresses the current refugee crisis by teaching refugee youth problem solving skills, perseverance and the joy of movement. Refugee youth face acute educational and economic disadvantages, and many of them are dealing with the trauma of war and displacement. By exploring their own physical and creative boundaries, the teenagers and young adults we work with regain a sense of agency. Through overcoming concrete challenges, participants gain a sense of achievement and increased self-esteem. As a group, they also learn about cooperation, clear communication, and taking responsibility.

ClimbAID today has projects in Lebanon and Switzerland:

  • A ROLLING ROCK addresses the refugee crisis in the hot spot Lebanon. With a mobile climbing wall built on a truck, we bring bouldering to refugee settlements in the Beqaa Valley. Through climbing, we aim to contribute to the mental and physical health of refugee youth, foster their cognitive development, convey life skills and build inclusive communities.
  • MaXi Family is a fast-growing network of currently about 50 volunteers and 5 climbing gyms that offers climbing sessions to young asylum-seekers in Switzerland. Through climbing, we teach values and life skills that contribute to their integration into Swiss society.

About organisation

Organisation type

Organisations à but non lucratif/institutions caritatives/ONG

Location

Neugasse
8005 Zürich
Switzerland

Phone

+41797947553

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