About us


At the extraordinary General Meeting of 18 September 2020 five new members were elected to the SLS committee. Nabih Yammine, the founder of SLS, well-known and recognised by all the friends and partners of the association, was unanimously re-elected for a further term.

Ms. Christine Thomi, a young retiree, lives in Lausanne. She has worked for 25 years as an educator and director of an early childhood institution. Today she accompanies people with life difficulties.

Dr. Andreas Barth is employed as a deacon in Lichtensteig in the diocese of St. Gallen. He is trained as a coach/coach and is responsible, among other things, for the pastoral care of the disabled and deaf.

Dr. Stephan Rothlin is originally from the canton of Schwyz and lives in Macau where he directs the Ricci Institute of Macau at the Saint Joseph University of Macau. He is a lecturer specialised in business ethics at the UIBE (University of International Affairs and Economics) in Beijing.

Father Nikodem Röösli lives in the Capuchin monastery in Schwyz. He has been engaged – among many other functions – for many years in the pastoral care of workers.

Mr. Franz Bachmann is retired and lives in Goldau, Canton Schwyz, with his wife and two daughters. He has many years of professional experience as an accountant in the financial administration of several companies.

Mr. Nabih Yammine lives in Oberdorf near Stans in Canton Nidwalden.

The assembly, on behalf of SLS and all its members and partners, expresses its gratitude for the commitment of the three committee members who are leaving us after many years of great voluntary work: Armin Gruber, Matthias Senn and Adrian Gander. Without them the successes of the last few years would not have been possible. The whole of SLS thanks them warmly!


Since the founding in 1988 SLS is engaging in Lebanon to help building a durable peace. Since 2008 we mainly invest in scholarships in Lebanon. With these means we want to make a better future possible for young and disadvantaged Lebanese.

We facilitate the Encounter between Muslims and Christians, we also support various combined projects in different regions in Lebanon and we encourage the exchange between Switzerland and Lebanon to better share the human and spiritual values with each other.

SLS links alliances with pedagodical agencies in Switzerland and encourages them to also arrange them between partner schools in Lebanon. In addition to our donators these alliances make it possible for us to give financial help and further education for the stipendiearies.

Apostolic blessing of Pope Francis
SLS has received a certificate and blessing from Pope Francis for his 30th anniversary.
 Apostolic blessing of Pope Francis, French (PDF)


There is more individual information available for the board members.

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Statutes SLS
 Statutes SLS French (PDF) –  Statutes SLS German (PDF)