Switzerland 2015. Aeschimann children from Tibet

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Switzerland. Canton Aargau. Brugg. Yangchen Büchli in her showroom "Pema of Tibet". She stands close to a statue of Chenresi, the Bodhisattva of compassion who is also the protective deity of Tibet. The swiss tibetan woman is an Aeschimann's child who arrived 50 years ago in Switzerland to receive custody on a private initiative by an influential Swiss industrialist, Charles Aeschimann. In 1962, Charles Aeschimann agreed with the Dalai Lama to take 200 children and place them in Swiss foster homes and give them a chance for a better life and a good education. Most of the children still had parents in exile or in Tibet, just a few were orphans. 25.02.2015 © 2015 Didier Ruef