Kids helping kids

Fondation Kids with a Cause Europe (KWACE) aims to motivate children and young people to make the world a better place, by actively participating in philanthropic projects that will have a positive impact on the future of disadvantaged children. Our volunteers also benefit from a sense of achievement in helping others.  

We look for schools and other organisations to take on a fundraising project for the education and healthcare of children and adolescents we support through our nominated charities 

Fondation KWACE projects include Read for a cause and Future presidents calendar.  

The children participating are involved in a hands-on way. They read as many books as they can, during a specified period, and are sponsored an amount per book. This way they improve their reading skills and the money raised provides the schools we support with books and other educational materials.  

The Future President’s calendar allows children to choose a theme of what they would change if they were president. Then they put their creative skills to work, designing each month of the calendar. They also decide how and where to sell the calendars, and the money raised goes to one of the charities we support.  

We make it a rule that these charities provide regular feedback regarding the use of the funds they receive from us.  

Find out more on our blog. 

Fondation KWACE board members

Ms. Shawne Fielding

President

Ms. Shawne Fielding, is a well-known children’s activist. She has supported causes including AIDS in the US and Switzerland, human rights, charities against human trafficking and was an Ambassador for SOS Children's Villages.

Ms. Franca Price

Founder/Director

Ms. Franca Price, has been involved in fundraising for children for over 20 years. During her role as Executive Director of the Audrey Hepburn Foundation, Switzerland, funds raised contributed to UNICEF, Doctors without borders and many more.

Ms. Zhu (Yolanda) Gui

Board Member

Ms. Zhu (Yolanda) Gui, works in hospitality management and joined Fondation KWACE after helping out at a local event in Lausanne. She is a strong advocate for helping children in need.

Mr. J. William Tavelli

Board Member

Mr. J. William Tavelli, is a corporate philanthropy marcom specialist, who has extensive experience fundraising for Swiss Red Cross aid projects and has sat on commissions for other charitable causes.

We would like to give a special thanks to those who helped us build our foundation.

Irene R. Lengui

Responsible for graphics and CI

Antoinette Price

Responsible for PR

Lucie Meier

Web and graphic designer