Association Suisse pour l'Aide au Zanskar

“When a child does not go to school, it is the whole community that does not grow up”

The Association Suisse pour l’Aide au Zanskar (AaZ-CH) was founded in December 2013. It is an association as defined by Article 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code with its headquarters in Presinge (GE).

AaZ-CH is an NGO (non-governmental organization), independent in its choices, actions and collaborations. It is also apolitical and not religious.

It’s a non-profit organization recognized as a public utility by the Tax Administration of the Canton of Geneva.

Our mission

AaZ-CH aims to help the children of Zanskar to have access to a quality school education while preserving their own culture and traditions.

When a child does not go to school, it is the whole community that does not grow up

Petit écolier à la LMHS au Zanskar
Membres du Comité à Padum en 2016
Members of AaZ-CH visiting the LMHS in 2016

Our action

Since its creation, AaZ-CH has been collaborating with the French association AaZ (created in 1988) to support the development and ensure smooth operations of the Lamdon Model High School (LMHS) in Pipiting near Padum in Zanskar.
Our collaboration with AaZ includes the following actions:
  • Promotion of AaZ’s activities in Switzerland through our website, participation in conferences, conventions, congresses and other such events
  • Search for institutional sponsors
  • Promotion of sponsorship of LMHS students and support for school operations
  • Participation in voluntary work onsite at the LMHS

Our organisation

AaZ-CH is made up of:
  • The General Assembly
  • The Committee
  • The Auditor
Organisation :
  • The General Assembly is made up of all the members of the association.
  • The ordinary General Assembly takes place once a year.
  • The Committee includes the President, the Secretary and a maximum of 5 other members who are elected by the General Assembly for a period of one year (and elegible for reelection)
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Committee as of June 10th, 2023
  • Jean-Pierre Keller – President
  • Brigitte Djajasasmita – Secretary / Treasurer
  • Peter King – member
  • Ferdinand Le Comte – member

The LMHS students need your support!

Whether it is by a simple donation (however modest), by becoming a member, by sponsoring a child or by supporting a project, you can help us to continue our action in Zanskar.

Our resources

AaZ-CH is a totally benevolent association with the following available funds:
  • the annual dues of its members
  • sponsorships
  • donations and bequests

In 2021, our operating expenses amounted to 662.30 CHF and represented less than 2% of our total expenses