About Us

Official Association

  • Social business based in Switzerland
  • Offering professional English services
  • Supporting global education projects

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ACTIVEVOICE is an official Social Business Venture recognized under Swiss law. In December 2008, the Z├╝rich Tax Authorities 
granted the organization its status of Tax Exemption for its support of social education initiatives world wide.



Social Business

ACTIVEVOICE offers English language services,
primarily private English training. Proceeds sustain operations and fund scholarship programs for girls.

Founded by May D. Gavini, a business English teacher from Canada, ACTIVEVOICE received its legal status as an association in April 2008.
Members desire to make a positive social change and promote a conduct of patience, respect and dignity towards others.
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Foto: Rosemary Ratcliff


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens

can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead



  • Tax exemption certificate
  • Articles of association
  • Mission statement
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Foto: Simon Howden


Official Tax Exemption 

by Zurich Tax Authority, Switzerland, December 2008

  1. When you donate or contribute over CHF 100 your funds are tax deductible (according to applicable laws). Zurich Tax Authority granted ACTIVEVOICE tax exemption status on December 2008 for our work and support of social education initiatives:
    • fundraising for girls scholarships
    • consultation on educational programs
    • development of study materials
    • support of teachers for humanitarian projects
    • promotion of ending world illiteracy
  2. Our social business promise:
    • give maximum benefits to our learners and members
    • transparent business practices: cost effective, avoid losses
    • generate surplus for improvement & expansion of association 



Articles of association

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Mission statement

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In your thirst for knowledge, be sure 

not to drown in all the information..

Anthony J. D'Angelo