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

Our AiduAmbassadors

Aiducation created an ambassador program to further increase awareness and enhance Aiducation's capabilities to maximize impact.

Our Aiducation Ambassadors support Aiducation as highly esteemed individuals by promoting and sharing the core idea and vision of the organization within their network. They are committed to our cause and willing to raise awareness of education and mentoring as the most important lever for the development of individuals, societies and economies.

The Aiducation Ambassadors share the following common values:
-          passion for education as personal & social lever
-          strong conviction by the concept and pro-active promoters of Aiducation
-          willingness & potential to give back to society
-          successful & exposed personality (business, education, politics, etc.)



Alice Šáchová – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Co-Founder Collective63 AG

"My relationship with Aiducation started with the celebrations of my 50th birthday. I wanted to support an organisation, which focuses on education for non-privileged, young people but with the student's performance as key criteria. Aiducation is the perfect fit for this – the concept is convincing and well thought trough, and on top the implemented is fast and pragmatic.  The more I see the team and how their ideas are growing and evolving, the more I want to become a partner  in their journey and make developing countries a better place from within."

Andrée Koechlin – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Project Manager, Private Healthcare Systems
"Aiducation encourages young people to believe in their future in their home country by providing them with straightforward and direct scholarships, and to take big steps towards this future. The students experience trust and respect and maintain their dignity."
Andri Silberschmidt  – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
National Councillor, entrepreneur, project manager

"When it comes to making donations, effectivity and efficiency are crucial to me. I have known Aiducation for several years now and the team as a whole has convinced me of their approach. Every dollar invested in scholarships, is first and foremost invested in positive impact for the student so they can follow their dreams. In addition, there is also positive impact to the society, as students turn into leaders and give back what they have learned to ltheir ocal communities. This is why I am more than happy to support Aiducation.“

Anne & Guido Schlegel – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

Relationship Manager Private Banking Switzerland

We have been supporting children in Kenya from primary school to university graduation for many years. Once we learned about Aiducation and had the chance to see their work in Kenya we have been very impressed with their professional set-up which is thought through and focusses the efforts on where it creates the highest sustainable impact. We have since teamed up with Aiducation to support and promote this great organization and its concept. It is a blessing for us to share ideas and to implement actions together with people who are doing this wholeheartedly and professionally.



Cristian Pappone – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Head Global Banks Managment, Vontobel Asset Management

“Day by day Aiducation creates a sustainable path out of poverty, by awarding scholarships to talented students in developing countries. Education is the only way to give young people in those countries a chance for self-actualisation. Well educated citizen are the basis for economic growth, drop in criminality and increased independence. This is why I am supporting Aiducation not only financially but also actively and with absolute conviction as Ambassador."



Dominic Hofer – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

CEO & Founder of Loylogic

"Personally I got inspired by the young, selfless and highly dedicated Aiducation team and, of course, by the superiority of the charity concept. Aiducation focuses on students that have the potential to make a difference for their countries, maximizing the impact of those limited funds available."


Gerald Gonzenbach – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Chairman Clarmond Investment Solutions Ltd.

“Education is a human right – but developing countries need more than just access to 
education. The several years we lived in South Africa led to the conclusion, that successful education is built on three critical pillars: quality, ongoing tutoring during the curriculum, 
and sustainability, ultimately requiring the build-up of proprietary educational capabilities 
and resources within each country. Aiducation in my opinion contributes in a unique form 
and with amazing commitment to all three criteria: It supports access to quality secondary 
and ultimately tertiary education, it fosters the success of its pupils with ongoing mentoring, 
and it finally it aims to strengthen through its alumni network the commitment and responsibility 
of each graduate towards the development of her or  his own country.

Heinz Karrer – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

President of Economiesuisse

Access to education is the prerequisite for the sustainable development of a society."







Ian Roberts – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Chief Technology Officer at Bühler

“Access to good education is a basic requirement for social and economic
development. In many countries limited access to education serves to
maintain inequality and prevent equitable growth. Aiducation provides smart
but financially disadvantaged children with the opportunity to gain a good
high school education. I am proud to support Aiducation in providing access
to education.




John Atkin  – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Chairman and Board member in various companies in the Agriculture and Food
Sector, including the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture 

"With my wife, Beverley, we created a small foundation to support disadvantaged children in Africa. We have projects in South Africa and Kenya and have become very aware of the impact of programs targeting the education of children who would otherwise have little chance of realizing their potential. We are impressed with the focus of Aiducation on helping students that have the potential to make a significant difference in their countries of origin, and with the professional and ambitious approach, they are taking. I am very pleased to be able to contribute as an Ambassador."


Kim Johansson – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

Managing Director Sales Ahead

I met Florian, the Co-Founder of Aiducation, many years ago and I was truly inspired by his spirit and enthusiasm of making a difference in the World. Aiducation is an organisation that is trusted, transparent and dedicated to change the World. It has a significant impact on highly talented individuals with a long term, sustainable focus. That is why I am part of the Ambassador team.

Marc-Philippe Frey Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
MSc RSC ETH Student
"Education is one of the only truly sustainable ways for individuals to break the cycle of poverty and for societies to facilitate class mobility. I am strongly drawn to Aiducation’s impact driven focus on enabling and supporting young, intelligent individuals in paving their way for a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. The Aiducation team is very driven, enthusiastic and completely committed to the cause and I am proud to contribute my part in making a lasting, positive impact on the life of their students."
Markus Rieffel – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

Eidg. dipl. Wirtschaftsinformatiker, CEO Quantis Information Management AG

"Education is an important gateway for an individual’s independence and self sufficiency. A 3 months long trip through South America opened my eyes to the fact with how little support people in emerging countries can find their way out of poverty and into an independent life. Aiducation excites me, because it offers support to young people on an individual development level, as well as professionally. Granting access to the job market, to well paid, better qualified jobs, grants access to a healthy, sustainable and dignified life. The Alumni network and the Mentorship Academies train personality traits as well as professional skills needed. Engaged, motivated and well educated young people are a great starting point to move a society forward. As Ambassador I am looking forward to do my share."


Matthias Thomann  – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Founder and CEO Matto-Group

"Helping people help themselves is the only sustainable support one can give. There is no more effective way to help yourself than to invest in education."


Michael Benes  – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Partner & Regional Branch Manager of BDO in Basel, independent lecturer
"Being a mentor at the Financial Literacy Academy was one of the most interesting teaching experiences I have ever had. I was very impressed by the quality and the amount of business cases and business ideas we were able to discuss with the students. For me, it was a very intensive week teaching, but an even more intensive week of learning. Thank you Kenya!"

Michel Kleisli – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Owner & CEO AseTechnik AG

“I was looking for the opportunity to support an organisation, which I can trust and identify with in regards to it’s team and long-term goals. The way Aiducation engages its donors and supporters convinced me from the first moment. Although I have been travelling a lot across the world, sub-saharan Africa has not been on my radar so far. Discovering Kenya from various angles has been a real benefit for me offered by Aiducation and I am truly grateful for it.


Silvio Inderbitzin – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Investor, Entrepreneur & Board Member in various companies

“My wife and I did have the chance and luck to benefit  from the excellent education possibilities in Switzerland. We believe that education is on of the most important requirement for a sustainable development and prosperity of a peoples and society. Aiducation is just exactly putting into practice what we feel has to be done to support not only young bright individuals but thus helping to develop a whole nation over time in a very sustainable way. Therefore, we support Aiducation International financially with our own Foundation and would like to further help by transferring the idea to other potential future supporters  as an Amabassdor.

Sunnie J. Groeneveld  – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Entrepreneur, Board Member, Author and Speaker

"In the 21st century, one of the best anti-poverty programs is a world-class education. I am convinced that Aiducation’s approach of providing need-based scholarships to the most talented students, will make a tremendous positive impact. A better education empowers them with the knowledge and tools to break the cycle of poverty and build a brighter future for themselves and their country. Having benefitted from exceptional educational opportunity in Switzerland and the USA, I am grateful to serve as an Ambassador for Aiducation’s admirable cause."

Thomas Bernauer  – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Professor of Political Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

"I believe that high-quality education is one of the fundamental prerequisites for successfully dealing with the plethora of challenges humanity is facing. As a scientist whose work has a problem-solving focus, I am acutely aware that our students are our most valuable assets to that end, and that their education does not start, but only continues when they enter university. Meritocratic countries that are able to offer a good education to all socio-economic parts of society, including children from low-income families, from primary school to university and professional colleges, are likely to perform best over the long run. This is why I subscribe very much to the aims activities of Aiducation."

Tom Schaich  – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Partner at Werbekontor and Yoga Teacher
"As a child, there was nothing I hated more than school. Thus, the time I spent there was brief and the urge for higher education small. Fortunately, the Swiss education system also offers opportunities for people like me to progress. I realized that this was not the case in all places during my trips abroad. As chance would have it, I became a teacher in China and co-founded a children´s home there. Back in Switzerland, I became acquainted with Aiducation and was impressed by the system and the people behind it. I am delighted to make a small contribution to the success of the organization."


Yves von Ballmoos – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
CEO Furniture Advisory Services GmbH

“During my one week stay at an Aiducation Academy in Malindi in spring 2015 I could personally experience the long term commitment that Aiducation has in Kenya. I met and got to know highly motivated, very willing to learn and highly intelligent young people who eagerly take up the chance offered by Aiducation. I am convinced that improved access to education is a - if not the best - path to offer a solution to the big challenge Africa is facing. Aiducation offers a truly sustainable approach which I happily support with my expertise as well as through financial means here in Switzerland as well as in Africa.





Find our Annual Report to download here