Who we are
The Early Pestalozzi Children Project is an independent activity organised by William Eiduks and Leonard (Len) Clarke, former resident children of the Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Sedlescombe, East Sussex, during its earliest years.
The Project aims to recover the European and early Tibetan children’s story, as far as possible, through oral history recordings and other related research. We hope this to be a legacy for us former children of “the Village” and for our descendants.
Also, by gathering this story, we will not only demonstrate what a remarkable experience it was but also constructively present this information for the benefit of other, relevant research.
To this end, all materials that we collect on behalf of the Early Pestalozzi Children Project will be placed in our dedicated archive, held at the Planned Environment Therapy Trust (PETT) in Toddington, Gloucestershire.
Our hope is to record the past to influence the future.
This website is an introduction to the story of the first groups of children at the Pestalozzi Children’s Village in East Sussex. It is presented to promote our research and help inform a wider audience. It is not a comprehensive representation of the life of this community – but, hopefully, will lead to more information being recovered and displayed here.
To learn more about the history of the early Pestalozzi children or to contribute information: Contact the Early Pestalozzi Children Project
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