Our Foundation

In June 2017 the Fondation Veerni was created as a Swiss non-profit making foundation governed by the Swiss Civil Code and subject to the supervisory authority.

The Fondation Veerni supports the Veerni Project, (www.veerni.org), based in Rajasthan. The mission of the Project is :

  • To facilitate secondary education of adolescent girls form rural areas of the Thar Desert in the Indian State of Rajasthan.
  • To empower young girls to gain independence so that they can play an active role in the lives of their communities and their country.
  • The foundation may also develop further projects aimed at supporting young girls in other parts of the world.

History of the project

The mission of the Veerni Project arose out of an encounter with a village worker in a remote village of Thar Desert in Western Rajasthan. The project began in 1993 with the aim of bringing much needed healthcare programs for women and children. In 2000, at the demand of girls in the villages, the focus was changed to providing them with the opportunity of accessing  a secondary education.


Since that time, Veerni has supported and educated a large number of girls aged between 12 and 18 granting them the opportunity of exercising their human rights in one of the world’s poorest regions. The demand for education from village based parents keeps growing and Veerni cannot meet the increasing demand.

We need you


The Swiss non-profit foundation has a tax exempt status, which entitles donors a tax deduction for any contribution made. Upon receipt of you donation, a certificate will be issued to that end.

Veerni currently provides 110 girls with a secondary education in a boarding institute where they enjoy board and lodging, comprehensive health care, arts and crafts, sports facilities, and computer training. They attend two elite private schools. The annual cost for each student is $2.400.

The target of the Veerni Project is to ensure the education of the 110 girls and increase the number if the project gets additional funding to answer the demand.  We need your help in the form of donations or sponsorship.

How can you donate?


Banque Lombard Odier& Cie SA, Place St François 11,CH- 1003 Lausanne

Account Foundation Veerni : 531451.00 – Iban CH84 0876 0000 0531 45100

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Foundation  Veerni  c/o Dideo Fiduciaire SA, Avenue Mon-Repos 14, CH - 1005 Lausanne


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