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#RunForRefugees with THSN

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Switzerland hosts approximately 126,000 refugees and other persons of concern. Many of them have to restart their life from scratch and face many challenges when they want to enter the labour market and build their own independent life. Integration and educational access on equal terms, that's what The Human Safety Net Switzerland (THSN) aims for. Refugees and migrants have the talent and resilience to be independent and successful – but they need dedicated support.

Our two programs help refugees and migrants gain access to the labour market and flourish as entrepreneurs or professional runners:

  • THSN Refugee Team: we support integration through sport with the THSN Refugee Team and Tadesse Abraham. Anyone from a refugee background who wants to take part is welcome. We also offer a broad range of activities to support those seeking a career as professional runners. These include running training sessions, the opportunity to participate in training camps and personal coaching.
  • THSN Entrepreneurship Programme: we support fundamental business skills through the THSN Entrepreneurship Programme. It consists of a combination of mentoring, business workshops and soft-skills training sessions. The participants receive the skills required to start their own business or to get access to the labour market.
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Your donation, your impact

  • With your donation you assist refugees and migrants with getting the training, coaching and network they need to access the labour market, be more independent economically and increase their empowerment – because we are convinced that the knowledge and skills that people from refugee or immigrant backgrounds can provide are an opportunity for our society.
  • With your donation we can enable talents like our runner Kidane or our entrepreneur Khatere to achieve their dreams. Learn more about Kidane or Khatere.
  • All donations go towards our THSN Refugee programs: if we receive just CHF 10 from 500 donors, we can support a talented refugee with attendance at a business class for one year. If 300 donors support the program with CHF 10 each, we can send a talented runner to a professional training camp for one month.

Meet our THSN Refugee Team

Who we are

  • The Generali Geneva Marathon and The Human Safety Net Switzerland (THSN) are joining forces to support people from refugee or immigrant backgrounds in Switzerland. The mission of THSN is to unlock the potential of persons with refugee or migrant backgrounds so that they can transform the lives of their families and communities. We create opportunities for them so they can achieve their full potential.
  • The Human Safety Net Switzerland is an independent foundation set up in 2019 by Generali Switzerland. We do not pursue any commercial objectives; our aims are purely charitable. To create greater social impact, we bring together the strengths of both non-profit organisations and the private sector.
  • The Human Safety Net Switzerland is part of the global initiative "The Human Safety Net", a movement of people helping people. We are an open network, and we welcome working with companies, organisations and foundations that share the same goals. The Human Safety Net community has reached more than 86k families and refugees worldwide since it was initiated in 2017.

Learn more about The Human Safety Net Switzerland

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