A child’s smile opens the way to a better world.
Born in 1941 in Germany, Hildegard has spent most of her adult life in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2003, when she retired from a 35 year career in international marketing, she put her long-held dream into action: to invest her energy, knowledge and experience for the benefit of children and mothers in need all over the world. Her motto: “Retirement offers a great opportunity to make your contribution to alleviate human suffering.” Her role model? Aracely Medina, the sister of her first husband, a dedicated woman with a big heart, and the founder of “La Voix de l’Enfant” - The Voice of the Child Nabeul. Hildegard’s love for her husband Fateh Emam motivates her to dedicate herself so much to children in need in Afghanistan. For 10 years, Hildegard, grandmother of five adult boys, has been investing all her resources and time to realize this dream.
Fateh Emam was born in Kabul and later became a Swiss citizen. He lived on three continents before the age of twenty. A great adventurer and diplomat for a time, he travelled the world with his constant lively curiosity and heart-felt sensitivity. After studying law in Paris and literature in Lausanne, where he lived since 1952, he obtained a degree in social and political science from the University of Lausanne. He shared his experience in a biographical narrative “Au-delà des mers salées… Un désir de liberté” published in 2007 by L’Harmattan Paris. And then in 2008, at the age of 78, he published his first novel “L’Amant arabe de Miss Anne” also with L’Harmattan Paris. Fateh Emam passed away in October 2011. His literary work and his action with Vox Infantis will survive him for a long time.
Zabi Majidi is a well-known journalist in Kunduz. He has excellent relations with the governing officials. He is vice-president of the nonprofit organization Vox Infantis-Parwareshgah founded in 2011 in Kunduz on the initiative of Shaista Alikhan, who is the president. The organization has 10 members.
Zabi Majidi supervises the functioning of the school and coordinates relations with Vox Infantis in Switzerland.
You can find the office of Vox Infantis Kunduz beside the Directorate of Social Affairs, across from Espinsar park.
Shaista Alikhan graduated in architecture and town-planning. She fights for women’s rights and is very dedicated to her cause. She is the main delegate of Vox Infantis Switzerland in Afghanistan. At her initiative, this nonprofit partner organization was founded in 2009 in Bremen. It aims to raise funds in favor of Vox Infantis Kunduz.
The president of the organization is Mrs. Kirsten Wittich
Your donations are tax exempt.
Bank: Commerzbank Bremen
IBAN: DE37 2904 0090 0111 2481 00
Aracely Medina, from El Salvador, is a midwife who worked at the maternity ward and in mother and child protection centers. Janine Grenié, from France, was a professor of philosophy. These two Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame de Sion have lived in Nabeul for many years.
In 1995 they opened the nursery for abandoned babies and in 2004 they added a second floor on top of the nursery to open a center for single mothers. Vox Infantis Switzerland helped to finance the equipment of the Center.
Today, Aracely Medina has withdrawn from the current activities of “La Voix de l’Enfant” - The Voice of the Child, but she continues to go to visit the babies and the mothers, surrounding them with her love.
Janine Grenié passed away in December 2013.
Saloua has worked at “La Voix de l'Enfant” for 14 years. Here is what she said about her involvement:
“I do my best to lead the association, caring for the well-being of the babies in the nursery and the single mothers who come to our Center.
We are facing difficult questions: the abandonment of children and the social problems of the families.
I have a friendly relationship with the employees because the work these women do requires a great deal of personal and emotional dedication.”
Adress de La Voix de l’Enfant - The Voice of the Child
Rue Tarek Ibn Zied, TN-8000 Nabeul T:+216 72 272 286
Bank: STB Agence de Nabeul
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