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We’re speaking at Brighton’s refugee festival in May!

The Early Pestalozzi Children Project LogoOur Project has been invited to participate in the
University of Brighton’s Refugee Festival 2018 – part of the Brighton Fringe Festival in May.

William Eiduks spent six years at the Pestalozzi Children’s Village after a young childhood in a displaced person’s camp in Germany.

William will speak about the experience of being cared for at the Pestalozzi Children’s Village after an early childhood in a displaced persons’ camp in Germany during the 1950s.

The event is free and happens on Thursday evening, 11thMay, between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. (We are only involved in the session on 11thMay).

The venue is in the University’s Pavilion Parade campus: Room G7, 10-11 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, BN2 1RA.

Please do come and listen. We be delighted to see “ex-Pests” attend – and anyone else with a connection to Pestalozzi. We will both be there and would be really pleased to meet up with you for a coffee and chat afterwards, too.

For more details about the Refugee Festival, use this link.

For directions to the venue, click here.

Any other queries – get in touch here or call us!


Pestalozzi Students Networking

During our visit to the Pestalozzi International Village Trust last week, we were privileged to be invited to attend a “Business Meets Students” session. Conducted by Pestalozzi Trustee, Graham Card, several successful business people meet with the students and offer their thoughts about ambition, possibilities, achievement – and more. After the formal meeting, the visitors got to mix with the students and start to familiarise them with the idea of networking – and then join them for dinner.

As ever, it was impressive to hear the students talk about their ambitions, both with some confidence and humility. There is little doubt that the Pestalozzi International Village Trust is continuing to select the highest calibre of deserving students.

Early Pestalozzi Presentation to new Pestalozzi Students

Last week saw the Early Pestalozzi Children Project visit the Pestalozzi International Village Trust in Sedlescombe, East Sussex to present their annual address to incoming students about the early history of their charity.

William explains the early story of the Pestalozzi Children’s Village to the newest Pestalozzi students.

It was a rewarding experience to be enthusiastically received by the new students and some new staff. Their reactions and interest were extremely positive – and they even had valuable suggestions as to what we might add to the presentation.

We were also delighted to be able to make good use of our display equipment, which was purchased earlier this year through our Heritage Lottery Fund “Sharing Heritage” grant.  Our new projector, screen, stands and display boards give us an excellent flexibility to make our presentations in almost any location.