Team

StartUp4kids consists of an enthusiastic team of volunteers. Below you can see our core team.

KATJA VISSER – FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN

“My dream is to make sure that every child becomes financially aware and independent so that he/she is able to create an independent and good future for him or herself.”

 

Onno JansenONNO JANSEN – VICE CHAIRMAN

“Children have the resilience and the ability to step out of difficult and stressful situations they sometimes find themselves in. It is up to organizations such as StartUp4kids to make the children aware where it is most needed through education and encouragement and I would like to contribute to that.”

Geert BeekhuisGEERT BEEKHUIS – TREASURER

“Children are our best hope for the future, so let’s help them together!”

Ineke MeijersINEKE MEIJERS – SECRETARY

“Children have the future and every child deserves that future. It is very important that we give every child that future too!“

Tamaam AyyashTAMAAM AYYASH – EDUCATION SPECIALIST AND PROJECT MANAGER THE NETHERLANDS

“I find it inspiring to empower children and adults so that they can live confidently from their unique core. Good education and personal growth are essential.“

Jelle TamanJELLE TAMAN – MONITORING & EVALUATION

“Every child has the right to develop. How far is up to themselves. But with good education we provide a very important basis for this.“

Jeroen HugensJEROEN HUGENS – POLICY MAKER COMMUNICATION

“Every child, anywhere in the world, has the right to learn, develop, flourish and grow in life.”

Maron DekkerMARON DEKKER – SOCIAL MEDIA

“My dream is that children can be child, enjoy their youth and get equal opportunities to develop their talents and to make their dreams come true.”

Marjolein van der LindenMARJOLEIN VAN DER LINDEN – COMMUNICATION

“I believe that creating a better world starts with children. If we provide them with good social and financial education, they will create the base of a fair and healthy society.”

Mascha van SambeekMASCHA VAN SAMBEEK – ALGEMEEN PROJECTCOÖRDINATOR

“My dream is to empower people (children and adults) so that they can create opportunities for a (better) future for themselves.“

Eugenie KortenhorstEUGENIE KORTENHORST – PROJECT MANAGER ECUADOR

“We can not make stars of all children, but we can make them all sparkle in their own way.”

MICHELE JOSEMANS – PROJECT MANAGER GUATEMALA

“Good education is the right of every single child….wherever in the world the child may have been born…”

 

Nienke MiezenbeekNIENKE MIEZENBEEK – PROJECT MANAGER NEPAL (PROJECT VSN)

“I believe in the power when children believe in themselves, in their own strengths and possibilities and in their future. Let us give all children equal opportunities for that future through appropriate education.“

SOFIE BARTELS – PROJECT MANAGER NEPAL (PROJECT UMBRELLA)

“Education is the key, children are the future.”

 

Jolijn LubbersJOLIJN LUBBERS – PROJECT MANAGER PERU

“I believe that changing a child’s life starts with good education. Only in this way they can improve their well-being and embrace the future with confidence.”

SIGURD HOENKAMP – DE VRIES – IT SPECIALIST

“Children deserve a chance to participate, to learn and to become an active part of the local community. That is also what I wish for my children and I think that the StartUp4kids program gives children that opportunity.“

Laura HogervorstLAURA HOGERVORST – TRAVEL COORDINATOR

“I strive towards a society where everybody is able to stand confident in his/her own strength and is free to make his/her own choices. By instilling this message in children, we can generate a long-lasting impact.”

Kim BronwasserKIM BRONWASSER – COÖRDINATOR ENTREPRENEURS CLUB XTRACLUBVAN100

“All those young entrepreneurs who can make a difference in this world, but who are limited by missing the right resources, I wish to help these children.“

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