Meet The Swiss Team

Ted and Vreni
Nicky and Cecile
Julia and Sarah
Marta and Laura
Marie and Emile

The Espoir Jeunes team in Switzerland is lead by Ted Baldwin and Vreni Gehring. Ted is Espoir Jeunes’ President. Ted holds weekly telephone reviews with the Burkina team, oversees planning, operations and budgets. He travels to Burkina yearly. Ted brings both project management & strategic expertise, acquired during his 3 years with McKinsey &Co.. Vreni founded Espoir Jeunes with her late husband Mario. Their intent was to help young people in Africa through education and inspire young people in Switzerland to engage in humanitarian work. Vreni is EJ’s head  administrator. Flanking Ted and Vreni is an army of volunteers who act as project leaders and  fundraisers.