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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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.

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

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Beat, Dipl. Systems Engineer, is a retired member of the Executive Board of Swisscom Informatik. He supports his wife Ruth in the daily work for the foundation. Together they organize the popular Tuwapende Watoto Charity golf tournament in Payerne. In cooperation with the responsible employees in Tanzania, Beat prepares the annual budget. In Tanzania. He is responsible for the technology of the solar system and the water treatment. He is also a member of the foundation board in Tanzania. Beat visits the childrens home 3-4 times a year.
Beat is also a member of the foundation board of the Wyler Andersson Foundation in Thun.