The program is currently being revised and will be dedicated to the advancement and further training of all diplaced women at SAO.

Not only did many young displaced women have to leave everything behind, some of them also had to interrupt their studies. In order to ensure that this does not result in a permanent termination of their path towards higher education we have founded the study support program «Back on Track». With our support we want to enable our Back on Track-fellows to complete their degrees. Our program is also addressed at motivated women who want to take up their studies for the first time.


Displaced women are prevented from realizing their full potential due to institutional as well as financial obstacles. Back on Track wants to tackle these. Our aim is to foster the intellectual as well as creative capabilities of these women. Access to higher education will lead to an autonomous life, sustainable integration into society and consequently to female empowerment.


We therefore advocate equal opportunities and the sacrosanct right for education, without which long-term understanding and integration is not possible.


We evaluate each case individually and determine criteria and prerequisites for admission. We will launch a pilot project in 2019. Donors can support our students in different ways. It is possible to take on a personal sponsorship for a young woman and to support her financially and possibly personally.

Donations for Back on Track:

Zuercher Kantonalbank ZKB . P.O. Box . CH-8010 Zurich

SAO Association . Badenerstrasse 21 . CH-8004 Zurich

IBAN: CH11 0070 0114 8023 0667 7 . BIC: ZKBKCHZZ80A

          PDF Factsheet Back on Study Support Program


Kathrin Laxhuber

Program Concept

Contact University of Zurich

Laura Marioli

Selection and Support Beneficiaries

Laura Peter

Program Concept

Selection and Support Mentors

Lilly Fan

Selection and Support Beneficiaries


Constantin Kilcher

Longterm external Financing Zurich

Public Relations

Simone Rademacher

Longterm external Financing Zurich

Contact Cooperation Partners

Josephine Boog

Longterm external Financing Zurich

Contact Cooperation Partners


Neha Gauhar

Associate Program Focus

SAO Association

Head office

Badenerstrasse 21, CH-8004 Zurich

+41 78 825 80 85 .

Registered CH-5436 Wuerenlos

UID CHE-438.203.855

Zuercher Kantonalbank ZKB

P.O. Box . CH-8010 Zurich

Donations CHF

CH86 0070 0114 8023 0668 5

Donations Euro

CH19 0070 0130 0091 1535 8

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