Foundation Board

Foundation Board Switzerland

Ruth Bütikofer (1951) Chairman of the Trustees, Switzerland

Ruth Bütikofer (1951) Chairman of the Trustees, Switzerland

Ruth was a High School teacher in Oberhofen, Thun, and has served for seven years as the principal. She has many years of experience as Cabin Crew member and Instructor for Swissair/Swiss International Airlines. Ruth visits the orphanage 6 to 8 times per year.

Christina Gartenmann (1959)

Christina Gartenmann (1959)

DiplPharm BWI ETHa pharmacist in Bern and directs a family venture. Christina performs various accountings of Swiss SMEsShe has been involved for years as a Board member of the Foundation Ghirlandas.

Stefan Kirchhofer (1975)

Stefan Kirchhofer (1975)

Stefan Kirchhofer, lic. iur., University of Bern, is a partner at ADROIT lawyers in Zurich and is doing business in various industries.

Foundation Board Tanzania

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Foundation board Tanzania

Foundation board Tanzania

Bütikofer Ruth (1951) Chairman of the Trustees, Switzerland

Bütikofer Ruth (1951) Chairman of the Trustees, Switzerland

Ruth was a High School teacher in Oberhofen, Thun, and has served for seven years as the principal. She has many years of experience as Cabin Crew member and Instructor for Swissair/Swiss International Airlines. Ruth visits the orphanage 6 to 8 times per year

Margaret Alexander Mkandawire

Margaret Alexander Mkandawire

Margaret studied Social Science and worked until her retirement in 2014 as an executive director of the state orphanage Kurasini, Dar es Salaam. She visited our orphanage regularly for many years and supported our mamas with their knowledge and their experience.

Samwel Dyelu †

Samwel Dyelu †

We have the sad duty to inform about the passing away of our longtime member of the foundation board Samwel Dyelu. He passed away on April 18th 2020 at the age of 62 years due to the consequences of an operation.
Sawuel Dyelu had been a member of the Tanzania Foundation Board since 2011. With his personality, his skills and his network, he helped the Tuwapende Watoto Foundation in all these years with strategic, but also operational decisions in the field of Tanzanian culture. He was committed to our concerns with great passion and advised us as a bridge-builder to local organisations and authorities.
With Samwel Dyelu we are losing a lovable person and a committed foundation board member. He leaves a big gap at Tuwapende Watoto in Tanzania.

We extend our sincere condolences to his family.

(Samwel was a qualified accountant and owned a auditors company. He was treasurer for the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (TCCIA).)

Christina Gartenmann (1959)

Christina Gartenmann (1959)

DiplPharm BWI ETHa pharmacist in Bern and directs a family venture. Christina performs various accountings of Swiss SMEsShe has been involved for years as a Board member of the Foundation Ghirlandas.

Beat Buetikofer

Beat Buetikofer

Ambassador

Beat Buetikofer supports his wife Ruth in their daily work for the foundation. Together they organize the golf tournament in Payerne. Beat is responsible for the website, the online presence and the technical infrastructure in Tanzania. He visits the childrens home 3 -4 times per year.