In the beginning, our focus was strongly on disabled orphans in China.
Thanks to Swiss donations, we were able to provide many children with a solid education.


On the 25th In February 1998, the association “China’s Forgotten Orphans” was founded, which aims to draw the attention of the Swiss public to the hardship of orphans and other socially disadvantaged young people in China and its neighboring countries, to collect donations and thus effectively improve the living conditions of these young people.

The conditions in China today can no longer be compared with the conditions of 1998. Over time, we have gained extensive experience with the care of disabled and socially disadvantaged children, which we now also implement in other homes and countries.

Statutes of our association

The ‘TASNA Association’ is therefore a further development of the original association ‘China’s forgotten orphans’. The name TASNA comes from Piz Tasna, an imposing Swiss mountain located at the end of the Tasna Valley in the Engadine and symbolizes both the strength and reliability of our association and the hard life path of orphans. Once at the top, there is a very nice view. Health and education are the prerequisites for these destitute children to reach the summit, which offers them completely new perspectives.


Our goal is to help orphans and socially severely disadvantaged children in Laos, India and China to a more humane childhood and a self-determined future by sustainably improving the level of their care, nutrition and medical care and enabling as many young people as possible to have a solid school, specialist and university education.


So far, the association has invested the Swiss donations in operations, hospitalizations, the employment of nursing staff, teachers and physiotherapists as well as their training. We are increasingly committed to the education of young people, be they disabled or other socially severely disadvantaged children.


Over all the years, due to private calls for donations, memberships, sponsorship contributions and annual charity events, it was possible for us to provide needy children in Asia with a total of approx. 2’500’000.- CHF from Switzerland and to enable you a more humane childhood and solid education.

Originally, our focus was heavily on disabled orphans in China. Since the conditions today can no longer be compared with the conditions of 1998, we have increasingly moved our commitment to Laos and now also India. With our many years of experience in the care of orphans and socially severely disadvantaged children in China, we have been able to greatly expand our projects in Laos for almost 10 years.

We still have the same project managers on site with whom we have established a very trustworthy relationship. Despite Corona, we always have access to the current developments in orphanages, schools and villages.



through your donation
through your membership in the association
through your visit to our charity event 
through a collective donation (e.g. instead of gifts at parties)
by sponsoring care, nutrition or a scholarship for middle school or university in Laos

Donations to our association are tax deductible!