"Biltema Foundation has been set up to provide a positive contribution to the education, health and welfare of children and other vulnerable people and animals, particularly in developing countries."
The vision of Angkor Hospital for Children is that all Cambodian children have access to high quality, compassionate care wherever they live and whatever their ability to pay.
The Biltema Foundation supports the Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF) which grants scholarships to financially challenged and academically outstanding girl students from Pune and surrounding areas. The emphasis of the arrangement is to support girls at school level. Especially in India where women’s education is a rare privilege, our Foundation want to provide assistance.
The Scandinavian Children's Mission runs a number of projects in the Philippines such as Hills Of Grace, to provide accommodation to children. The Biltema Foundation is the main donor and supporter of The Open Heart Children’s Village in Manila and has also funded a medical centre. We are continually looking for other areas in which we can support the SCM.
The Biltema Foundation supports the Women’s Charity Association of Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) which contributes to care, education and protection of disadvantaged children, which are major issues of our Foundation. Furthermore the Association runs houses for homeless children, so called Children's Shelters. The Foundation has agreed to support one of these houses for 10 years.
This year, Biltema Foundation has set up Palliative Care Sweden, a test project in the region of Gothenburg. If the project is successful we hope to expand it to other regions of Sweden, making sure support is granted to all families in need. We are very proud to introduce this project and thankful for the administrative support of UBS Optimus Foundation for helping us realizing the idea.
The Organization for professional training in Myanmar, together with the headquarters in Switzerland operates a prototype school – a three year commercial college and a secondary school (for pupils from 5th to 8th class) in Yangon. The school’s aim is to give young people in Myanmar the opportunity to achieve basic qualified training in accordance with the needs of the working market.
Zeitgut is an association that encourages help within neighbourhoods. Especially elderly people and families are in need of help with daily tasks. Neighbours also profit from a well-connected and lively neighbourhood when working together. Zeitgut supports relationships between young and old to create a collaboration everyone benefits from.
The Biltema Foundation supports the LifeSaver Project which was set up by Marc Koska and the SafePoint Trust to promote safe injections by means of non-reusable syringes. With this campaign, the number of contaminated injections (transferring HIV and other disease) shall be reduced and many lives will be saved.
The Biltema Foundation is supporting the research of the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) into cytomegalovirus, which appears to cause a variety of chronic inflammatory infections and to be related to brain tumours and various other cancer types. CMV (cytomegalovirus) particularly affects the foetus and young children. The Foundation has agreed to support the project for a period of 5 years.
Biltema Foundation supports the ISREC Foundation where research into experimental cancer research is conducted, focussing on knowledge transfer between basic research and clinical applications, support of young scientists and academics and the development of high-quality infrastructure on site of the hospital in Lausanne.
The Biltema Foundation supports research concerning the oxygen supply to the brain of new-born babies, which takes place in The Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, The Netherlands. Oxygen is one of the main elements essential for brain cells to function. Especially very young babies have difficulties maintaining adequate and stable oxygen levels in their brains.
Prof Dr Nico Wulffraat, pediatric rheumatologist at the Wilhemina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht focusses his research on children who are affected with chronic juvenile arthritis. In this project on frailty and resilience in JIA, he aims to develop specific tools that will help individual patients to improve physical endurance, advice on educational possibilities and job perspectives that match their individual condition.
Another issue for us at Biltema Foundation is to provide support wherever emergency assistance is required. Therefore we collaborate with several health organisations to help in case of emergencies, such as natural disasters.