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Swiss charitable foundation of public utility operating for the benefit of disadvantaged children of the world.

Created in 1999, AClem foundation today is active in Africa and Asia with its own projects, thanks to a committed team of volunteers. Funded mainly through the professional activities of its founders Laura and Rosario (Attica Real Estate and Attica Art), AClem is also supported through private and corporate donations.



Mrs Clementina Kumin Bianchi, an exceptional woman, mother of the foundation board members Laura and Natalia, is the spiritual and material parent of « AClem foundation ». Mrs Kumin passed away on January 11, 1999 after a long illness and wished to entrust some of her wealth to the cause of poor children and suffering people. The foundation is named after her and was born because of her will expressed two weeks before her passing : a living bond with her daughters. An inheritance far more than financial … Clementina was a principled woman, beatiful and joyful, even if suffering was not a stranger in her life : Widow of Enrico at age of 40 she found support in a newly found faith, a spiritual hand, which followed her in the following 20 years. She devoted her life to her daughters, to her family, to literature, and to the least fortunate. The poignancy of her thoughts and the universality of her values are reflected in her writings, which she left us in her last will.

Since 1999, Laura and Rosario devote much of their time to furthering this cause which is integrated in their daily private and professional activities. It is thanks to the latter that Rosario was able implement a winning strategy aimed at providing a strong financial foundation to ACLEM and its mission. As of now, 55% of funds utilized each year to support the projects are personally donated by Laura and Rosario. An art company, Attica Art, has been created for the very purpose (see ethical links) of helping the 150 orphans of “Little Angels” in Uganda and the sixty Myanmar children feed themselves, obtain an education, and cure themselves. These are powerful means to reconnect with one’s human core.

Tassilo, Damiano and Leandro (Rosario’s grown-up sons) actively help AClem Foundation with fundraising and volunteer work.

In 2013, an “angel” joined the foundation; her name is Céline Gelli, a generous humanitarian professional who has taken over the operational direction of all projects on site and from Switzerland.


We all cultivate AClem’s values: hope, compassion and action.




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La Garenne International School welcomes children between the ages of 5 (Year 1 / Kindergarten) and 16 (Year 11 / Grade 10) of more than 35 nationalities from around the world. As of September 2020 our seniors will get a new home in the newly renovated building of Senior School Le Roc located in Villars. The new location will allow us to create a cutting edge education facility to nurture talents of each student, meeting their individual needs.

We pride ourselves on our English-French bilingual approach, giving students expertise in two languages. Students follow the official English national curriculum, in parallel with developing a mastery of the French language. Academic excellence, a warm international family ambience in which diversity is welcomed, and a safe location in exceptional surroundings, are our core values.

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