ROKPA INTERNATIONAL Patron Committee (in English)
The unique vision and work of ROKPA is supported by many famous Swiss personalities.
Dr. iur. Thomas Baer
“I support ROKPA because it helps the children. I support ROKPA, because it helps immediately and locally. I support ROKPA, because it helps without any big administrative expenses.
Please help as well!“
Christine Egerszegi, former member of the Swiss Council of States
Josef Estermann, Swiss Politician and former Mayor of Zurich
Kurt E. Feller, CEO of a large International Company
"I have travelled a great deal in the Asian countries and have personally witnessed the need and poverty of this region. Lea Wyler and her team do outstanding work in a sympathetic and uncomplicated way, supporting poor children, especially in Tibetan areas of China and Nepal. I am glad that I can also provide some help in alleviating hardship."
Marc Forster, réalisateur & ROKPA Ambassadeur
"Je m’engage pour ROKPA parce que je sais que l’argent que je donne est vraiment consacré à aider des enfants déshérités - notamment à travers la création d’orphelinats ou la mise en place de programmes éducatifs. Pour que les générations futures aient une chance de gagner le combat contre la misère et l’injustice sociale, on a besoin de gens compétents animés par l’amour de leur prochain. Seules l’empathie et la compassion nous permettront de trouver le chemin de notre coeur.“
Trix Heberlein, Former member of the Swiss Council of States and member of the National Council for the Canton of Zurich
"My own experiences in Nepal convinced me of the necessity of committed help for the people and organisations supported by ROKPA.I am happy to provide my experience and support ROKPA's activities, especially as the all the donated money benefits the good work, thanks to the dedicated co-operation of many personally committed volunteers."
Philipp Keel, Publisher, Artist and Author
"My family is bound to the extraordinary engagement of ROKPA since many years. Consistent and devoted with their body and soul, the founders Lea Wyler and Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche are - together with their team - supporting the cause of children and grown-ups in the most remote areas of the world. Thanks to their continuous presence on site our contributions are put into action immediatly and in the best possible way. Far beyond material help ROKPA takes a stand for the dignity of every single human beeing. This goal deserves our greatest respect and needs our vigorous support."
Cyrill Koller, Auctioneer
"I'm supporting ROKPA because I stand for the idea that helping innocent children, born at a place where their chances on a happy and bearable life are small, is our obligation. For doing that, relatively little money but a huge commitment is needed - exactly as Lea Wyler is living it. I know of no other charitable organisation where a comparable high amount of the donations are directly reaching the people in need. Additionally, Lea Wyler is fundraiser, organiser and helper at the same time. She knows the local circumstances and brings help, where help is really needed."
Dr. med. Remo Largo, Paediatrician, Educator & Author
"After 30 years working as a paediatrician, children's development is still a great concern to me. Not only at home in Switzerland but around the world, and so also in Tibetan areas of China: Every child should be able to realise his or her unique being."
Charles Lewinsky, Author
"With ROKPA I know that my contributions directly benefit those who need help. And that is – just after the stock market crash – the best way to invest one's money."
Dr. iur. Ellen Ringier, President of the foundation ‘Elternsein’, editor of the parenting magazine ‘Fritz+Fränzi’
"With ROKPA I have found an international organisation which is led by the two charismatic founders and directors with both great expertise and a big heart. Lea Wyler is one of the few important people in our country about whom you can seriously say that they are doing something for poor people: ‘She truly makes a difference!’"
Roger Schawinski, Entrepreneur
"ROKPA has convinced me since many years - especially due to the fantastic commitment by Lea Wyler."
Emil Steinberger, Cabaret Artist & Author
"The word ROKPA is not that easy for us to pronounce. The process of helping these children is so simply constructed that it is a joy to watch. So many unique and wonderful examples of what ROKPA has achieved convinced me completely."
Niccel Steinberger, Author
"Whenever I think about how ROKPA has turned small, abandoned, helpless children back into people who laugh, who shine, who have a good education and emotional intelligence, people with backbone who then gladly help other children in need and are there for them, I get goose pimples.“
Franz Steinegger, Lawyer and Politician
Sandra Studer, animatrice de TV & ROKPA Ambassadrice
"J’ai eu la chance de naître dans un pays riche et j’en suis immensément reconnaissante. Mais je ne veux pas rester les bras croisés face aux injustices de ce monde. Je soutiens ROKPA parce qu’ils aident les petites gens à construire les fondations d’une vie décente: sécurité, confiance en soi, amour, éducation.“
Andreas Vollenweider, Harpiste de renommée internationale & ROKPA Ambassadeur
"Notre époque est marquée par les contrastes: une partie du monde a atteint une prospérité et une qualité de vie encore inégalées, l‘autre partie – victime d’une exploitation impitoyable qui est l’envers du décor de notre vie confortable - est de plus en plus confrontée à une misère inconcevable, une injustice révoltante.
Notre système de valeurs, fierté de notre civilisation ne survivra pas si nous restons incapables de créer un nouvelle „culture du don“. ROKPA nous montre cette voie par son action exemplaire. Je suis profondément heureux de pouvoir insuffler un peu de mon énergie dans ce processus de renouveau.“
Dr. iur. Christian Wenger, Wenger & Vieli Lawyers
"Children and family are very important to me. I admire Lea Wyler and her tireless work for the poorest children in the world."