Activities in Switzerland have two objectives:
- Providing funds for the projects in Thailand and Laos.
- To make the Foundation and its purposes known to a bigger audience in Switzerland.
If you would like to actively engage in fundraising, please contact us.
Annual event - Swiss Friends of the Foundation
Once a year, friends of the Foundation participate in a fundraising event in the French speaking part of Switzerland, enjoying a delicious meal and a marvellous time together. 100% of the funds generated go to the Foundation. One of the latest successful events took place in November 2018, at the Swiss Olympic Museum in Lausanne, with 250 happy participants.
The Team of HopeHouse "Sawatdi"
The following people are involved, mostly pro bono, in the Foundation's activities:
We are enthusiastic about companies interested in our projects - and we have many ideas for a future cooperation.
Such as L'Orientale: Owner and crew of a gorgeous yacht offering dream cruises in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. And they are supporting HopeHouse!
The Committee in Switzerland
Our Director in Thailand and Laos
Our Ambassadors in USA
Donations to motivate
US$ 200 = 1 year extracurricular assistance
US$ 1600 = 1 year university scholarship
All donations, regardless of the amount, are most welcome and do make a difference. Donations fully benefit the foundation purpose.
Swiss Postal Account PC 10-790916-5 IBAN CH91 0900 0000 1079 0916 5
Swiss Bank Account in CHF BCV 1001 Lausanne, IBAN CH14 0076 7000 A512 2561 5
Swiss Bank Account in EUR BCV 1001 Lausanne, IBAN CH19 0076 7000 T526 2738 2
PayPal in US$
Donors in the US: You may use PayPal or another possibility for donation:
Thanks to the efforts of Joe Morris, US Citizen volunteering for HopeHouse in Thailand and supporting our cause, you may send a cheque to SEAF, SE Asia Foundation http://seafund.org/support-us/ with the mention HopeHouse. While we will get your full donation, you will receive a confirmation for US tax deduction. Thank you so much in advance!
Tax Deduction Confirmation
If you live in Switzerland, you can deduct your donation for tax purposes. Unless you request otherwise, we will automatically send you the respective confirmation at the beginning of each year.
Volunteering in Thailand (minimum 4 weeks)
Volunteer work in poor rural areas is no vacationing. It is costly and time consuming and requires open minded team players with excellent English knowledge and a minimum of 4 weeks time on the spot. Volunteers will pay for their trip and costs themselves and will teach English for a minimum of 4 weeks during off-peak hours at one of the schools.
For more details see Hopehouse volunteering Program
Become an Ambassador for HopeHouse
Two of our recent volunteers in Thailand – Alyssa Jeswald and Joe Morris – have indeed become ambassadors for the Foundation in their home country, the US. They are devoting some of their time back home to our cause and will help raising donations in the US for HopeHouse. Find pertinent details on the Donate page.
Feel like visiting HopeHouse in Thailand or a school in Laos ?
Upon prior notice, we gladly arrange for visits of friends of the Foundation to meet with "our" students at their school in Thailand and/or Laos. Contact Gilles Bernard.