Our people

The Foundation Board is comprised of seven members, from differing private sectors jointly committed towards improving children’s situation in Nepal. Members support Prabina Foundation with their won financial means and personal engagement, which includes their work as trustees, the work trips to Nepal, as well sponsorships of children.

Josef Meier


"My motivation to work for Prabina is to help children in need and provide them with a education."

Marianne Haefner-Jeltsch


"After obtaining my Matura at the Solothurn Cantonal School and following study of a few semesters of biology at the ETH Zurich, I completed my training as a physiotherapist. Through my many years of work experience it brought me closer to the people in need. "

Stefano Ghisleni


"I have been very fortunate in my life and so I like to give something back to society. As an experienced architect, I can contribute to our foundation projects through my many years of professional experience and specialization in the fields of general planning, project and construction management."

Renée Queloz-Fürrer


"As a mother of two daughters and "Momi" of four healthy grandchildren, I was very impressed by the work of the Prabina Foundation after a visit in Kathmandu. So I decided to do something good for the disadvantaged children in Nepal."

Peter Hertl


"To enable children in need with education and training to lead a self-determined, independent and fulfilled life - what could be better? I find it highly motivating to work with the team on the further development of Prabina for the children and to ensure that Prabina can continue to fulfil this fantastic task in the future. I am convinced that with my many years of professional and life experience in Europe, North and South America, I can make a constructive contribution to this."

Thomas Keller


"As a paediatrician, I would also like to support people with my knowledge and skills - especially children - in underserved parts of the world."

Gabriele Hofmann-Schmid


"Globally and in numbers, Prabina's contribution may be a small drop in the bucket, but for the children and teenagers we help in the Prabina Foundation, it's life changing and it means the world for them - that's what counts. What has been built with so much heart and soul at Prabina, must be continued. That's my motivation."

Jacqueline Hämmerli


«My 3 children were lucky to grow up in a carefree and loving environment with good educational opportunities. Meanwhile they are all grown up. With my work for the Prabina Foundation, I would like to support children who had less luck and difficult starting conditions due to their background. It fills me with joy to support the Prabina children on their way to an independent and successful life.»

Nadine Thommen-Queloz


«In autumn 2010 I traveled to Kathmandu. The visit to the Prabina house and the school moved me a lot, my decision to support the foundation was made. Together with my husband we are happy and lucky parents of 2 boys. I worked 20 years professionally in the PR industry. I would like to use my network and my professional experience to help young people in Nepal to lead happy, responsible and fulfilling lives.»

Management Team

The Management Team in Switzerland is composed of four members who help design tools, develop approaches and ensure implementation of operational activities in Switzerland and in Nepal.

Andrea Heinemann

Managing Director

Nadia Morini


Juan Ruiz

Graphic Design

Willi Lüönd


In Nepal

In Nepal, Prabina Foundation Nepal is a registered foundation and nongovernmental organization with its own constitution and General Assembly.

The Foundation Board is comprised of neun members who all share the foundation’s cause, provide support with their important societal connections and are close to the initial manager’s family.

The Foundation operations are run by ten staff members. This includes one full time Coordinator, two full time care givers as well as other staff working part time.




Prashant Shrestha

Laxmi Shrestha
Field Officer-Social Worker

Anjali Thapa
Admin. Manager

Kumari Khadka (former Prabina student)
Prabina House Supervisor-Girls’s Home-Residential

Mukesh Poudel
Field Officer-Social Worker

Asha Bhujel
Finance Officer

Santa Basnet
Prabina House Caretaker-Residential

Sumitra Karki
Prabina House Caretaker-Residential

Saraswoti KC
Prabina House Caretaker

Basanta Khadka (former Prabina student)
Prabina House Assistant Supervisor-Boy’s Home-Residential

Kancha Khatri
Assistant-Prabina House