FOUNDATION CHILD (‘Stichting’ Child) was founded and registered at Blaricum, The Netherlands, on 16th January 1996 (Chamber of Commerce registration no. 41194865), is a The Netherland’s officially registered charity (tax registration no. 805107344). The board members of CHILD do not receive any payment or allowances.
CHILD aims to increase chances for optimal development and good health of vulnerable children in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.
It focuses on financially supporting education of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) at primary and secondary school level and, when needed, in higher education, i.e. college and university.
From 2003, more effective presence of national and international Aids programs in Tanzania, allowed Child to broaden its activities from providing care and education of Aids orphans to education of vulnerable and poor children in general.
To guarantee continuation of schooling OVC, CHILD executes sound financial control, supervision and direct contact with schools.
Mr. Hans Baart, member of CHILD’s board and director of “Multiflower Ltd” (MF, Arusha), stepped back as board member and from 2014 onwards took responsibility to supervise the execution of CHILD’s school program by selected MF staff.
3. School Program
Contact with schools is by e-mail or “Dropbox”, with a visit of each school in a two-year period. When needed, schools are offered a cell phone. CHILD aims at an optimal contact, including communication how pupils do and progress. Visits offer an impression of schools in general and allow MF staff to directly talk to OVC pupils.
Schools are paid for OVC pupils through “M-Pesa”, East Africa’s most popular digital payment system, by cell phone. A pre-requisite for payment is schools providing CHILD (MF) with information on progress and well-being of pupils.
In 2016, cost of schooling at primary school (Standard 1-7) is around € 64.- and at secondary school (Form I-IV) € 83.-. An 'advanced student' (Form V-VI or college) costs around € 200.- per year, depending on type of education and need for boarding. Included is approximately 12.5% costs per pupil to execute the program, mainly caused by two-yearly school visits of MF-staff.
We aim to keep the average expenditure per pupil at € 80.- annually.
In 2014 CHILD supported 137 schools and 397 pupils, 142 in primary (Standard 1-7) and 255 in secondary school (Form I-IV). At the start of 2015, to compensate for school leavers (after Standard 7 or Form IV), we included 100 new primary school and 20 new secondary school pupils. During 2015, this resulted in 491 by CHILD supported pupils, 235 in 51 primary and 256 in 78 secondary schools. In December 2015, a large number of 130 pupils left school. Since we aim to distribute numbers of new pupils over classes evenly, we could not compensate the total number of school-leavers fully. This resulted in 2016 in 412 supported pupils, of which 183 are in 57 primary schools, 209 in 83 secondary schools and 20 'advanced students' in Form V-VI (A-level) or technical college. In 2017, numbers rose considerably to 493 CHILD-supported pupils, 314 in 49 primary schools, 159 in 44 secondary schools, while the number of 'advanced students' remained at 20. For 2018, the number of supported pupils are in the same range, details will become available at the end of August.
To stabalize the total number of supported pupils to at least 500 in the years to come, preferably in a lower total number of schools. This will result in more efficient school visits and more detailed knowledge on pupil’s progress and performance of schools. New is the possibility to support higher education for some 'advanced students' after completing A-level or technical college. A five-year guaranteed financial support by a Netherlands private foundation enables CHILD to offer 5 selected students scholarships of € 400.- per year for a five year period, starting with the academic year 2018-2019.
6. External assessment
The Dutch daily newspaper "Trouw" classified CHILD in the top 50 of all The Netherlands' charities. Considering the total number of 800 charities that were assessed, CHILD was within the group of 3% best.
On 1 september 2016, already having The Netherlands' charity ("ANBI") status for many years, CHILD was also awarded "Recognised Charity" status by the independent Central Bureau for Fund Raising (CBF) and allowed to carry the CBF logo in CHILD's communications.
7. DONATE your contribution for schooling of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) to: NL 43 RABO 0308423003, CHILD, Almere
To school ONE PUPIL is averagely costing €80 per year.
Please, state your e-mail address in the bank transfer.
Board of CHILD, May 24, 2018
Rob Moot, MBA, treasurer
Jaap Mulder, MD, chairman
Henk Stokking, BSc, member
Jules Tolboom, MD, PhD, secretary
Aat van Rhijn, MD, CHILD board member in charge of fundraising, retired on May 24 2018, after more than 9 years active and successful service. Until a successor has been identified, treasurer Rob Moot will take on this task as well.