HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the area of «Emergency aid»
Populations are dependent on emergency relief following natural disasters or during armed conflicts. Basic needs include drinking water, food, emergency shelter and items such as kitchen utensils, blankets, mats or hygiene articles. Thanks to competent partners with good local knowledge, HEKS/EPER is able to respond to people's needs. Aid is coordinated with authorities and other organizations.
Humanitarian Aid in Bangladesh
Adressing the needs of Rohingya and the Host Community
Beirut in ruins - HEKS/EPER provides emergency aid
Promoting local development
HEKS/EPER supports rural community initiatives in Grand'Anse to promote rural development, improved income, food security, access to services and community governance.
Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Emergency aid for families in areas difficult to access
Refugee tragedy in the Middle East
Emergency aid for refugees and internally displaced persons
Humanitarian aid Venezuela
Soup kitchens and food for the poorest
«HEKS-Visit» offers welfare recipients a regular, but unpaid part-time employment within social welfare.
HEKS/EPER Visit Aargau is a job creation scheme that offers new prospects to the long term unemployed.
Project Basel-Stadt and Baselland
New gardens in both Basels
HEKS/EPER leases allotment gardens at various locations in the Cantons of Basel-Stadt and Baselland and cultivates them together with refugee families.
Project Aargau and Solothurn
HEKS/EPER New Gardens Aargau/Solothurn
HEKS/EPER New Gardens leases allotment gardens at different locations in the cantons of Aargau and Solothurn and works them together with refugee women.
HEKS/EPER leases allotment garden at different locations in the Canton of Berne and works them together with migrants.
Project Eastern Switzerland
HEKS/EPER Visit Eastern Switzerland
«HEKS/EPER Visit Eastern Switzerland» places long term unemployed people in meaningful part-time positions, thereby fostering their social inclusion.
Projects in French-speaking Switzerland
HEKS/EPER manages eight New Gardens in French-speaking Switzerland intended for migrants in precarious situations, as a way of fostering their social integration through gardening.
Bangladesh Country Programme
Combatting poverty – empowering minorities
Millions of people live in extreme poverty in Bangladesh. HEKS/EPER supports the social and economic integration of marginalized minorities.
Ethiopia Country Programme
Strengthening personal initiative – alleviating poverty
HEKS/EPER New Gardens Zurich/Schaffhausen
«HEKS/EPER New Gardens» leases allotment gardens at various locations in Cantons of Zurich and Schaffhausen and works them together with migrants.
HEKS rollt - HEKS on wheels
«HEKS rollt» (HEKS on wheels) encompasses two types of bicycle projects in various municipalities of the Canton of Zurich, including Wädenswil and Thalwil.
Project Eastern Switzerland
New Gardens Eastern Switzerland
«HEKS/EPER New Gardens» leases allotment gardens at various locations in Eastern Switzerland and works them together with migrants.
HEKS/EPER@home is a practical integration project that allows for everyday interaction between migrants and the German-speaking population.