Chay Ya Switzerland was foundet September 2016 and ist registered as a charitable organization. The first collaboration with Chay Ya Austria started 2015 after the devasting earthquake in Nepal. The foundation of a sister association in Switzerland was the next step to formally establish the collaboration with Chay Ya Austria and Chay Ya Nepal. Chay Ya Switzerland stands for the same principles as Cha Ya Austria and it is self-evident that the two associations cooperate as equal partners, e.g. with projects.

Chay Ya Switzerland will focus on the development und elaboration of projects in the areas of waste management, water, hygiene and health.

Chay Ya Schweiz
Karin Gasser
Segantinistraße 10
3006 Bern

IBAN: CH21 0900 0000 6147 2058 4
Konto Nummer: 61-472058-4

Karin Gasser

Founder and President of Chay Ya Switzerland

Master of Geography, University of Berne

Master of Public Administration, Bern University of Applied Sciences

Organisation, Project development, Fundraising

Barbara Seydoux

working for an international insurance company as a trainer for financial topics

support in book keeping and budget

Sandra Leupin, Dr. med.

is working for over 16 years as a self-employed orthopedic surgeon in the surroundings of Bern Switzerland.

She has broad experience in the treatment of musculosceletal iillnesses and injuries. She will be councelling the association with regards to medicial concerns.

Heera Bal Gurung


Non Resident Nepali Association, Switzerland


Founder President

NESCOF (Nepali Social Concern Forum ) Bern, Switzerland


[email protected]

Anja Bundschuh, PHD in political sciences

Owns a business and communication consulting firm in Bern and Zurich. Has more than 10 years experience in managing foundations and associations in Switzerland and US. Was 6 years vice president of a swiss association financing a nepalese education project.

Martin Gutmann

Works in finance and controlling at the State Secretariat for Migration

Master in social sciences (national economics, lic.rer.pol.)

Postgraduate course in development cooperation (NADEL, ETH Zürich)

Several years of field experience in international cooperation in Nepal and other countries

Support in conceptual aspects and management questions