Steering committee

The association Friends of Svieta – Amis de Svieta was founded on 26.6.2021.

The board of directors presents itself since 29.4.2022 as follows:

Verena Bodmer (left), Thomas Rudolf (right) and Viktoria (Vika) Dobrzynska (bottom center) will continue to care for the children in Ukraine in the Board of Directors and for this we still need your help and support.

Steering Comittee

  • Verena Bodmer, nursing specialist, (was in Ukraine in 2018, in Nikolaiev at the NBH infant orphanage).
  • , president of the board of a children’s home during 10 years, webmaster (was in Ukraine several times since 2002)
  • Viktoria Dobrzynska, director of Friends of Svieta Ukraine and main responsible for all works in Ukraine.

  • The association is managed by Thomas Rudolf
    We are always looking for reinforcement for the board. Anyone who feels addressed, please feel free to contact us.

    Here you can read the statutes of the association Friends of Svieta (translated by Google).
    The association Friends of Svieta qualified for tax exemption as certified by the canton Bern.

    It is vital for the orphans in Ukraine that we can continue to send donations from Europe to Ukraine. Since Corona, the Ukrainian state has even less money for the orphanages and for the orphans. Our work is therefore more important than ever.

    Money flow
    We always transfer donations to our responsible person and never directly to Ukrainian orphanages. We work with responsible persons who speak the local languages, know the local conditions and the special circumstances of the children concerned. The responsible person buys tickets for the night train to Kiev and organizes the supporting medical staff as well as the accommodation.
    For larger repairs or reconstructions we work with at least 2 offers for comparison. These offers serve the steering committee in Switzerland as a basis for their decision.

    This way we can make sure that your donations arrive exactly where they are needed and do not get lost in the ‘Ukrainian swamp’.

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    To contact us:

    Friends of Svieta (Switzerland)

    Thomas Rudolf
    Phone +41 31 371 18 92