Great to see how motivated these young women are to set up their own workshop after the tailors training

Individual study funding

Scholarships from the Foundation Van Doorn give disadvantaged young people an opportunity to education

Generate income themselves!

By selling products made during their education, students can generate their own income

Gender equality

One of our goals: to achieve equal education possibilities for boys and girls!

Education changes the world

"Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world", said Nelson Mandela. That's where we believe in. And that's why we strive for 'learning opportunity for everybody'.

Safety and perspective

Some young women fled home to escape genital mutilation. In a Safe House and training centre they find safety, learn a trade and receive the necessary distraction.

As obvious as proper education is to children in developed countries, it is not to many children in developing countries. Those children don’t have the financial means to be able to afford proper schooling; therefore, they remain condemned to poverty.


"Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world", Nelson Mandela said. And that is what we believe in. Our aim is to help these vulnerable youngsters to get vocational training, so they have a better chance of getting a job and with it, self-reliance and independence.

Because, every child has the right to education, and because education is the most effective tool in the battle against poverty.


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Great results at Nurture Africa in Uganda!

Inge, a volunteer for the Van Doorn Foundation, was in Uganda in December 2017. She visited Nurture Africa, an organisation that provides health care and training to vulnerable, HIV-infected, young people in a small youth center. It was an inspiring and encouraging visit!

Handing over of equipment on Ugandan TV!

The handing over of equipment to the Pacer Community Polytechnic School - a project of the Van Doorn Foundation and Tools to Work - was aired on the Ugandan local television station UBC TV:


How great is that!!!

Buy a T-shirt for the RTYP-project in Kenya!

Until 10 September you can buy a T-shirt with the summer competition winning design of Leonie Haas! All profits of this campaign will go to the Reality Tested Youth Program in Kenya!

Click here quickly and order this LIMITED EDITION!

Our 2nd newsletter of 2017 has been published!

Download it here!

Our digital newsletter appears every half year and is meant for anyone interested in the activities of the Van Doorn Foundation and in its achievements during the past half year.

You will also find here an overview of newsletters puslished earlier.