Meet the team

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Our Team in Switzerland

Vreny Gehring

Nonna for family or “maman de lausanne” in Burkina, vreny is the beloved founder of Espoir Jeune. Together with her husband Mario Gehring, Vreny dedicated the last 8 years of her life to building Espoir Jeunes in Burkina Faso.

Robert (Ted) Baldwin

Ted is Vreny grandson and has been involved in Espoir Jeune since 2012. Ted has been to Burkina Faso three times, and has since been fascinated by the Burkinabé culture and lifestyle.

Nicolas Baldwin

Nicolas is Ted’s brother and is an active member of Espoir Jeunes since 2017.