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Readathon participants raise over CHF 1900

The results have been tallied – and have we some great news to share… Open Door Basel is proud to announce that our Basel-wide readathon has been a success Reverse Phone Lookup , with participants raising a total of CHF 1,910 and collectively reading more than 6400 pages! One hundred percent of the proceeds went directly to […]

Open Door Basel donates CHF 10,000 to nonprofits

As a non-profit organisation, we understand and value the work that many volunteer-based organisations put into addressing issues of social and economic importance. That is why every year we donate thousands of francs to institutions we know will benefit from the extra contributions. Our donations This year, Open Door Basel donated CHF 10,000 to the […]

Reflections on a year of Covid-19

It has been a little over a year since the Basel community had to shut many of its doors as it battled the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. As we look back at the past year, Open Door Basel considers itself lucky, and is extremely grateful, to have made it through the year still […]

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Basel’s library goes virtual with Story Time for kids

The Covid-19 pandemic has made the last year a stressful one for many, particularly for parents who have seen their child’s after-school activities – football practice, group music lessons, and even playdates – sidelined in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. “Mom, what can I do now?” “Dad, I’m sooo bored.” The […]

The benefits of attending playgroups

Playgroups – which offer a stimulating environment to play and learn – can be a powerful platform for a toddler’s growth and development. In fact, research shows the benefits of playgroups are plentiful, for hidden behind floor-dropping tantrums over having to eat broccoli and finger-painting projects that leave more “art” on the tables than on the canvas, your […]

How to encourage summer reading

Getting your kids excited about reading when school is out isn’t easy. Summer is viewed by many as a time for children to take a break from the rigors of school. And we agree – let your child decompress and recharge. They deserve a break. But this summer, do your child a favour: along with […]

Four tips to strengthen early literacy skills

Hurray! Your child has mastered the alphabet song, and those once wobbly written words are finally starting to take shape. Now what? Making the jump from knowing the ABCs to reading and writing proficiently can take time, especially when your child is attending an early English literacy programme and attending a local school in an […]

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Open Door Basel makes charitable donations

As a non-profit organisation, we understand and value the work that many volunteer-based organisations put into addressing issues of social and economic importance. That is why every year we donate to institutions we believe will benefit from the extra contributions. Our 2019 donations This year, Open Door Basel has made financial donations to the following […]