The Foundation

Created in 1980 by Edmond Kaiser, Sentinelles is dedicated to helping people who are deeply wounded.


The little person

If I know that a little person needs to have a torn off leg and thus a bearable life given back to him, I will return them. Without first counting the thousands of other little ones before comforting him, before taking action.

Acknowledging his rights is just. Even if it is odious that at the same time their rights are not accorded to the others. If I cannot do it for a whole nation, I can at least do it for one creature. And from one to the other, on and on, if we all act, we can reach around the world.

Policy Line

The sense of the sacred and the sense of urgency

Natural interference in the internal affairs of mankind. Seeking and finding the tormented innocent. Alarm, rescue and follow-up. Support. And a vigilant struggle against that which crushes them.

Our team in Switzerland and in the field

Our employees are committed to ensuring that everyone can achieve their autonomy while respecting the intentions of their donors.

Marlyse Morard
Alexandre Kuenzer
Programme Manager Madagascar
Caroline Hostettler
Programme Manager Niger
Catherine Peissard
Jean-Pierre Desarzens
Communication and Fundraising Manager
Joëlle Dentan-Gallati
Programme Manager Care
Khadija Hemma
Digital Communication Manager
Marina de Vasconcelos Pinheiro
Programme Manager DR Congo & Senegal
Nicole Emonet
Executive Secretary and Journal Coordinator
Tatiana Rojas
Programme Manager Colombia
Valérie Elsig
Programme Manager Burkina Faso
Véronica Magalhaes
Accounting assistant

Front, from left to right :

  • Christian Moulin, Member
  • Maryline Clerc, Member
  • Annick Xanthopoulos, Member
  • Christiane Badel, President

Behind from left to right :

  • Manon Chatelain, Member
  • Yvan Muriset, Vice-president
  • Bruno Barthélemy, Member

Organizational chart