Board Switzerland

Most of the Addis Guzo board members have close ties to Ethiopia. They have been involved in various projects in Ethiopia, have lived there and know the situation of people with disabilities from many years of personal experience. Their commitment goes beyond mere support – it is a partnership with the people of Ethiopia based on respect and mutuality. It stems from the conviction that every small step forward in Addis Guzo is a step towards a society that values diversity and equality and recognizes the full potential of each individual.

Since August 2023, two new members have joined the Executive Board: Fabienne Stinus and Rahel Huber.

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Marianne Locher
President

Ref. pastor in retirement
Since Marianne worked as a nurse in Ethiopia from 1976 to 1977, she has been very attached to the country. With her many years of commitment, her knowledge and her rich life experience, Marianne is an important pillar of the association.

Occupational therapist, wheelchair specialist
For over 20 years he was the owner of the wheelchair company hock’n roll ag. He was instrumental in setting up the training program for specialists in rehabilitation technology and has been managing director of the partner association rollaid since 2018.

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Bernhard "Bene“ Wissler
Project Manager
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Christine Oberli
Project Development

Teacher and special educator
Christine Oberli has over 30 years of teaching and special education experience. She is also well versed in many areas of the arts and crafts. She is responsible for the skills development program and the rehabilitation area.

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Teacher, adult educator, retired lecturer at the University of Teacher Education, Bern

Fabienne has been involved in our project for many years. Her first task on the Board was to familiarise herself with fundraising in French-speaking Switzerland.
With her organisational talent and commitment, she is a great asset to our committee

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Fabienne Stinus
Fundraising, translations, organisation
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Rahel Huber
Project Development

Occupational therapist

Rahel Huber worked for many years as an occupational therapist at the Notttwil Paraplegic Centre and the Inselspital in Bern. She later switched to rehabilitation technology and now advises people on the provision of assistive devices. Since 2022, she has completed several voluntary assignments in Addis Guzo. Among other things, she is involved in training the workshop team.

 

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