Christoph von Toggenburg


Colour the World Foundation
Christoph is an Austrian and Swiss citizen. From 1997 to 2001 he studied in London at Guildhall University and Chelsea College of Art.
During and after his studies, he initiated and raised two fundraising projects: 1998 Run for Help; 2001/2002 Bike for Help (solo bike-expedition from India to Switzerland). In 2003, he floated his foundation Colour the World which supports projects in developing countries. Since 2005, Christoph has been working as a Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the conflicts in Nepal, the Central African Republic and is currently based in Palestine.

Colour the World Foundation
Colour the World
wants to give people with no voice a voice. We place the sick and poor at the center of our attention in order to demonstrate that help can be simple, effective, emotional, inspiring, cost-efficient, and innovative.

Colour the World
aims to bring color into this world by providing non-bureaucratic assistance to selected projects that help the downtrodden and sick in developing countries. Colour the World sees itself as the bridge between those who need help and those who want to help. The
foundation is entirely run by volunteers and its functioning is secured by sponsors: 100% of donations go where they need to go!

In order to make this possible, Colour the World initiates fundraising projects, awareness campaigns and other activities. The largest two fundraising projects were Bike for Help 2001/2002 (a solo bicycle expedition from India to Switzerland – 9,300 kilometers) as well as Run for Help 1998, a four day run crossing the Alps.

Colour the World‘s
partners and projects are carefully selected and independently monitored in order to guarantee maximum output with minimal input. This is possible thanks to an international team of dedicated volunteers, helpful sponsors and so many friends of Colour the World.

Most recently Colour the World supported the Banyan, a shelter for destitute and abandoned women in Chennai (India).

Colour the World is a Swiss registered charity monitored by Price Waterhouse Coopers.

How does Colour the World help?

New outpatient-clinic within the Leprosarium in Peikulam (Tamil Nadu, South India).

New center for polio and leprosy affected children in Tharamangalam (Tamil Nadu, South India). The center concentrates on boarding, rehabilitation, and education. It won several national and international awards.

CIOMAL (Order of Malta), Cambodia:
Financing of training of leprosy specialists as well as a new operation theater in the clinic Kein Khleang in Pnom Penh.

Support for homeless and mentally disturbed women in Chennai (South India). Details found at

Continuous support of the Leprosarium in Peikulam (Tamil Nadu, South India).