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Our purpose
Carène is the name of one of the 88 constellations in the sky. Richard de Tscharner chose this name for his foundation to point out the importance of gaining height and thus a broader perspective on our planet, its realities and needs.

our mission

promoting education preserving tradition

In retrospect, the values that have guided Richard de Tscharner’s life journey are education as well as a respect for traditions and foreign cultures, hence his desire to promote the transmission of knowledge and the preservation of cultural roots.

why & when

creation

Recognising that knowledge has always been transmitted by those who came before us and aware of the inestimable value of the memory of those who are gone, Richard de Tscharner created the Carène Foundation in 2008 to encourage the transmission of knowledge and the preservation of cultural traditions.

Over the years, we intervened:

During the Festival Images in Vevey, Switzerland, to contribute to this campaign programme

Over the years, we intervened:

By teaming up with Factum Arte in Nigeria to preserve the Cross-River Monoliths from destruction and raise awareness among the population so that this legacy of the past is respected

Over the years, we intervened:

By offering a new vehicle to the CIOMAL foundation for its leprosy campaign in Cambodia

Over the years, we intervened:

By helping needy and disabled children become responsible adults through the Krousar Thmey project

Over the years, we intervened:

By promoting quality education in the greater Himalayan region through the Karuna-Shechen project

Over the years, we intervened:

By funding the publication of Christ in the mirror of contemporary photography, a doctoral thesis by Nathalie Diestchy analysing the diversity of Christ’s faces

Over the years, we intervened:

By contributing to the construction of the Him Shikar Carène Ustinov School, thereby completing the challenging mission undertaken by Paul Metzener and Käthi Flümann to reshape the destiny of the Nepalese community of Nehle

Over the years, we intervened:

By safeguarding a unique textile collection housed in the Ixchel Museum, thereby helping to preserve the fragile heritage of Maya culture in Guatemala

Over the years, we intervened:

By providing support to the Alexandrie la Divine exhibit and book, which showcase the rich Alexandrian heritage that largely influenced Christianity, Judaism and Islam, as well as the scientists and scholars who built the foundations of our civilisation

Over the years, we intervened:

By helping to safeguard the Bourbaki Panorama, a cultural monument and a memorial to humanity

Over the years, we intervened:

To contribute safeguarding a unique collection of manuscripts in the Saint Catherine Monastery on the foothills of the Mount Sinai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Over the years, we intervened:

By preserving Haiti’s past memory through a restoration project of the archives of the Court in Cap-Haitian

Over the years, we intervened:

By promoting the preservation of Cambodian shadow theatre, a cultural tradition used to convey messages to Khmer communities with high illiteracy rates

Our commitment to educational values has led us to support lately:
Cross-River Monoliths, a Nigerian project on the monoliths from Bakor
The CIOMAL Foundation, recognized for decades for its commitment to the fight against leprosy
The Festival Images in Vevey, Switzerland, to contribute to this campaign programme

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Fondation Carène
c/o Zufferey Panigas Fiduciaire
Place du Scex 11
1951 Sion
Switzerland

info@fondationcarene.org