Water is Life!



Academia Engelberg Foundation supported the project ‘Enhancing access to clean water in western Kenya’.

Project COGICHIS (Concerns for the Girl Child Society) was launched by the NGO SOLWODI in 2010. The goal was to allow the people in western Kenya to access clean water. The published evaluation report shows first signs of success of the project.

The easier access to water spared the girls and women the long distances they previously had to travel to get water. The girls are better able to focus on school. The population’s quality of life has increased.

Evaluation report

For additional information on Project COGICHIS, click here


Donators and Partners

The ETH Board is responsible for the strategic leadership of the ETH domain and assumes the supervision of its institutions. Its close relationship with the ETH Council has contributed to the successful continuation of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2000.

The Foundation promotes research into the connecting human fundamentals of science. Academia Engelberg Foundation and the Foundation for Basic Research in Human Sciences have entered into a cooperation agreement for the period 2011 to 2015.

Helvetia is a quality-oriented comprehensive insurance company with over 150 years of experience. Academia Engelberg Foundation is convinced it will be able to use important synergies from the partnership starting in 2015.

A partnership with the University of Lucerne has existed since summer 2013. Since 2016 we have also a parthership with the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Lucerne. Through these partnerships, synergies are used and joint projects are tested and realized. The University of Lucerne currently consists of three faculties: the faculties for Theology, Culture and Social Sciences, and Law.