All team members are very dedicated to their work with the needy children, adolescents and single mothers. 

With full engagement and a big heart, they support, assist and coach the people in the program very competent.


Annemarie Geurts

Project Manager 



Annemarie has spend many years in Africa. She supports projects that enable people to "help themselfs" and achieve a life that allows them to stay in their home country. 

Leti Tekest

Program Socalworker



Leti is the founder of ilanga together with Annemarie. She is a very experienced and committed social worker who has a lot of know-how with children and adults.


Elyse Dushime

County Representativ/Program Coordinator



For many years, Elyse works as a social psychologist and has completed a master's education in "Holistic Child  Development". 

Berhanu Tesfaye

Deputy Country Director/

Administrative Coordinator



Berhanu has many years of experience with international NGO's in Ethiopia. He is a member of ilangas leading team and  responsible for the administrativ organisation, controlling and finance. 

Kindahafti Meskel Beyene

Program Member/Cashier




Kindahafti came to ilanga as a young woman who needed support. Now she herself supports families by planning their purchases, paying the rents and organizing school material. 

Semere Gedamu

Tour Organizer and Guide




Semere is an experienced and licenced tour guide/operator who has  been working in tourism for more than ten years. He speaks fluent German and English and donates a part of his income to ilanga.


The board of ilanga works as volunteers and consists of (from right):


Teferi Kassa (Program Responsible)

Annemarie Geurts (President and founder)

Sabine Gut (Administration)

Yvonne Widmer (Accountant)

Sara Künzler

Natalie Ehrenzweig (Communication)


Revision: Alexandra Hartmann



Wauwilermoos 6

CH-6243 Egolzwil

Annemarie Geurts

Tel. 078 789 69 09


Luzerner Kantonalbank

6002 Luzern

IBAN CH16 0077 8203 3971 5200 1



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