Our clear focus on sustainable impact and newly launched goal to empower 1'000 Young Entrepreneurs have allowed us to take the lead.


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Banking Details

UBS Schweiz
Aiducation International Schweiz
IBAN: CH 1000275275813479M1M
Clearing-Nr. 275
Post Account: 80-2-2

Free Funds
UBS Schweiz
Aiducation International Schweiz
IBAN: CH05 0027 5275 8134 79M2 C

Certificate of registration: PDF



In September 2007, a small group of entrepreneurial Ph.D. students founded Aiducation International Switzerland. As the first Scholarship-Raising Chapter, the Swiss team worked closely with the first Talent-Raising chapter in Kenya to develop the concept and processes for AiducationInternational, which laid the foundation for a global organization.

We have official charity status in Switzerland, this means donations (e.g. as an AiduMaker) to Aiducation International Schweiz are exempt from taxes (official letter). Most of our team members are volunteers and receive no salary from Aiducation. With the additional support of our AiduPartners, it is, therefore, possible for us to pass on at least 90% of your donation to cover the school fees of your student. Contact us today if you would like to join our team or support a student.

The Swiss team currently consists of about 20 team members, most are volunteers, working out of Zurich and Basel. We would like to introduce some of our leaders, listed below

Contact of Aiducation International in Switzerland
8000 Zurich


Christina Reuther – Country Director Aiducation International Switzerland

As the new Country Director Switzerland, Christina takes over the management of the Swiss chapter of Aiducation International. In this role, she will carry out strategic and operational tasks, further develop the chapter and strengthen Aiducation International's presence in Switzerland. She has a background in sales, marketing & events and completed studies in media economics in Cologne, Rotterdam and Zurich.
“Education is the key to developing personal potential and assuming social responsibility. With Aiducation's innovative impact circle to accompany young people throughout their entire career path, I strive to give this opportunity to as many young talents from less privileged backgrounds as possible."

christina.reuther(at) aiducation.org



Andrea Specht – Donor Relations Aiducation International Switzerland

Andrea is the contact person for existing and new donors. She cultivates the relationships, deals with requests, advises, clarifies and fulfils (almost) every wish. She also organizes events and helps wherever there is a need. The travel-infected, certified tourism specialist with 15 years of experience as a host and intercultural understanding.
“To be part of Aiducation, my aspiration for a meaningful, sustainable activity is fulfilled. For me, education is the cornerstone for every further step, no matter how small, into a better future. Investing my time in this goal makes me proud and gives me the strength to shape my private and professional life with energy and humour."




Maya Hinterberger - For Impact Business Builder Aiducation International Switzerland

Maya is responsible for acquiring new business and relationship management with existing donors, service clubs and institutional partners. She has an MA in Humanitarian Aid from the University College Dublin. 
"I have the strong conviction that each human being, independent of their background, religion or the political situation in their home country has the right to develop freely and in healthy circumstances as well as the right to access education. This is the reason why I support Aiducation International with its work in supporting young students with merit-based scholarships."






Mhyma Bilbao;Intern Aiducation International Switzerland

Mhyma is the intern filling in for Maya’s 6-month holiday. She is leading the first Virtual Career Fair, admin support for Start Up Fund 2.0, and an all-rounder for the Swiss chapter. Born in the Philippines and grew up in Ireland. She now has over 4 years’ experience in teaching in Switzerland. This semester she will finish her master’s degree in International Relations at Dublin City University.
"Young people today are not only the future but also the present. A Filipino teacher once said to me: education is the only thing that no one can take away from you."







Irène Koch – CFO Aiducation International Switzerland & Boardmember

Supports the team in all financial processes.

"There is an old saying: “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for life.” Aiducation follows this approach with an impressive passion and professionalism by giving gifted underprivileged students access to higher education. I am proud to be part of this team and make a small contribution to improve their country’s economic, social and political development."



Jan Rihak – Business Development Aiducation International Switzerland & Boardmember

Responsible for strategic partnerships and business development. Chief Operating Officer with MyMoneyPark, former Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company. M.B.A from the University of Cambridge, Founding Member of the UK Chapter

“I chose to become an Aiducator because I believe in the concept, it gave me an amazing platform to make an impact, and the team is enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and keen to grow.”



Patricia Henderson – Aiducator Aiducation International Switzerland

Supports the team in various areas.

"Quality education is the main catalyst to promote peace, social justice, and economic advancement around the world, especially in underprivileged and underserved communities. I’m passionate about the transformative power of education, and have particular inclination towards gender equity, power and privilege, and counseling and mentoring. I’m proud to be part of Aiducation as it strives to tap into students’ potential through meritocratic principles and works with the students to explore the best version of themselves."



Roland Knapp – Aiducator Aiducation International Switzerland

Business Development in the French speaking part of Switzerland (Suisse Romandie) - Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management – EHL.

"I’ve joined Aiducation because I’m convinced that education is a priority to each human being, every child should have the opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to live a healthy and productive life. But also due to the extremely professional, highly competent, motivated and hard-working team behind the scenes, dedicated entrepreneurs who strongly believe in the core value of the organization which is supporting education for talented underprivileged youth in underdeveloped countries."



Florian Becker  – Aiducator Aiducation International Switzerland

Supports the team in various areas.

"For ourselves it is quite natural to have free access to high quality educational standards, for most of the people especially the ones that belong to developing countries this is not the case. To obtain a long-lasting effect as a non-profit organization and thereby work as efficient as possible, it is important to guarantee that at least high potentials from disadvantaged regions get equal educational opportunities. I am proud to be part of a team starting at this particular point and therefore helping to improve the economic, social and intercultural development of the corresponding countries.



Nicolas Nägeli - In loving memory (30.07.1991 - 19.03.2016)

We recently received the tragic news of the sudden death of our beloved Aiducator Nicolas Nägeli. Nicolas tragically lost his life on Saturday, 19th March 2016, while on a snowboarding-tour in the Alps. He was together with a friend on the Aletschhorn-glacier where he was doing what he passionately loved.

Nicolas abrupt and tragic death has left us in deep sorrow and with a sense of a great loss for this immensely bright, talented and gifted human being. His unique personality enabled him to participate in multiple areas and excel. Nicolas was highly committed to Aiducation, working in the Swiss chapter since 2013 as Vice-CEO helping our organisation grow and develop. Through his untimely death, we have lost a dear colleague and a trusting friend. His legacy will continue to inspire us.


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