About us

Our history

Our history

  • 2018

    The origin of SEET lies in the programme "Back on Track Zurich" of the SAO Association. At that time, in 2018, a part of the current team was able to gain first experiences in setting up a study support programme for refugee women and implement a pilot project with three participants.

  • 2020

    At the beginning of 2020, the strategic decision was made to become independent as the "Back on Track Zurich" team and to found an own non-profit association. Thus, SEET was founded in May of 2020. Right in the first year, to our delight, we saw a strong growth of the team which led to a first-year with eight mentoring pairs. Our efforts were rewarded that same year with the Young Caritas Award for particularly sustainable projects!

  • 2021

    SEET was able to start the second round with 10 mentee-mentor pairs. Since then, we have been able to steadily improve and grow our support programme. Not only has the number of SEET team members increased, but we are also able to support more mentees on their way to Swiss universities each year.

  • 2022

    In the third year, SEET continued to grow: the participants from 13 mentoring teams achieved 2 completed internships, 1 permanent position, 1 apprenticeship and 1 university admission.

  • 2023

    This year, the 4th SEET year started again with a new record number of participants: We are able to accompany a total of 18 mentoring teams on their journey!