In 2006 I worked on a voluntary basis for six months in San Genaro, a slum in Lima, Peru. I saw that the educational level in developing countries is very low: Children go to school for half a day and have three months summer holidays. However, I noticed that children in the slums have the same dreams as the kids here in the Netherlands. So I wondered how the children in the slums could be given the possibility of making their dreams come true.
A few years later I decided that I wanted to bring about a change for the better for these kids. By the end of 2009 I founded the StartUp4kids Foundation, because I believe in children’s strength and creativity to start up their own little business by saving and investing in their own talents in a playful way. So they can make their dreams come true through their own strengths.
Web site: http://www.startup4kids.nl