Introducing PHASE Austria's executive board and supporters

Mag. Brita Pohl - Chair
Brita Pohl

Mag.a Brita Pohl – Chair

„PHASE inspires with its integrated approach to supporting disadvantaged communities, enabling them to emerge from the viscious circle of poverty, poor health and lack of education and to actively shape their own rights, empowering them to advocate for their own rights. By working for PHASE, I can contribute to achieving a noticeable and sustainable improvement for the people in our project communities.“

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 Dipl. Psych. Senta Vogl - Deputy Chair
Senta Vogl

Dipl. Psych. Senta Vogl – Deputy Chair

„In my youth, there still were similarly remote farms in Austria and South Tyrol as there are in Nepal. We successfully developed these. I support PHASE so people in Nepal can find their way out of poverty and lack of education, while still being able to integrate their ancient knowledge into progress.“

Beatrice Leidenfrost, BA - Vice Secretary
Beatrice Leidenfrost

Beatrice Leidenfrost, BA – Secretary

„In my eyes, PHASE Austria is an exemplary and transparent NGO which I am happy to support. We enable local experts and people living in remote areas in Nepal to implement useful projects that empower beneficiaries in the long term.“

Muriel Harloff - Secretary
Muriel Harloff

Muriel Harloff – Vice Secretary

„My stay in Nepal gave me an insight into the culture and lives of the people there. From the start, the country fascinated and shocked me at the same time – with the beauty of the Himalayas, and the hard living conditions it entails. I believe the work of PHASE enables me to help give local people access to functioning healthcare and education , and thus to strengthen their empowerment in the long term.“

P. W. - Treasurer
Our treasurer wishes to keep his name and photo private.

P. W. – Treasurer

„On my first trekking tour to Nepal, children asked me for ‘one Rupee’ more than once. Of course I knew at the time that this wasn’t even the proverbial ‘drop in the ocean’. Some 25 years later, I am very happy to be able to help people in a more sustainable manner by working with PHASE.“

Mag. Daniela Gahleitner
Daniela Gahleitner

Mag.a Daniela Gahleitner – Deputy Treasurer

„I am immensely impressed with the way this organisation implements the concept of empowerment.“

Olivia Schneider
Olivia Schneider

Olivia Schneider – Volunteer

„From the start, I was inspired by the sustainable and empowering approach of PHASE. With increasing insight, I became even more aware of the cooperative and transparent approach of the organisation that is evident in all its work. At the heart of every project is the long-term improvement of people’s lives and their interest, and this without making them dependent on external help. This approach to development cooperation is evidence of high value, and I feel very lucky to be able to support this project.“

Mag. Petra Popovic
Petra Popovic

Mag.a Petra Popovic – Communications and Press

„PHASE Austria is an NGO with a very concrete approach that doesn’t focus on publicity but on the issues and the implementation of projects.
I think this so great and commendable that I needed no persuasion to help PHASE gain more attention and media presence.
Hopefully, lots of people will get to know us and learn how to do development in the most remote regions of the world!“

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