Dutch Flower
Foundation

Making life colourful from the heart

Dutch Flower
Foundation

Making life colourful from the heart

Dutch Flower
Foundation

Making life colourful from the heart

Dutch Flower
Foundation

Making life colourful from the heart

About us

Dutch Flower Foundation (DFF) aims to improve the living conditions and well-being of people in need and in particular children. This will focus on countries where Dutch Flower Group (DFG) companies are active with an emphasis on connected community projects. Through the activities of DFF, DFG gives substance to its responsibility for the world in which we live.

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Promising Projects

We support around 50 projects annually. Most of these on request from employees of Dutch Flower Group companies as well as from business relations of our companies. The applications vary from a contribution from a sponsor run to a multi-year project collaboration.

Necessaries

New X-ray machine for Sher Hospital in Ziway

02.11.2021

Afriflora Sher recently installed a new X-ray machine worth over $50,000 at Sher Hospital in Ethiopia, which was provided by Dutch Flower Foundation. The Sher Hospital in Ziway, which operates as a regional hospital, treats over 100,000 patients annually for a variety of reasons.

Education

St Michaels Nyanzou Primary School in Zimbabwe

02.11.2021

Dutch Flower Foundation is proud supporter of St Michaels Nyanzou Primary School in Zimbabwe. Zimflora (a Dutch Flower Group company) facilitates this project in Zimbabwe. St Michael is one of the three schools within the community of Zimflora (a Dutch Flower Group company) they work with. One of the recent projects is the Learning Support Program. The objective of the program was to fund one learning support teacher to grade 3 & 4 students who are in need of extra learning support. It is great to hear that 14 children have already progressed through this program. With another 13 months ahead – we are positive that more children will benefit from this very important work the teacher is doing. We are grateful to support this wonderful long term project.

Healthcare

ALMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Arusha, Tanzania

02.09.2021

Dutch Flower Foundation supports the ALMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Arusha, Tanzania for several years. Via Boudewijn Rip (board Dutch Flower FoundationStephen J. Swanson (Medical Director of the NICU) came in contact with the foundation. After a presentation and tour in the NICU, Boudewijn was convinced to support the NICU.

News

Check below our updates on projects around the world. Do you want to stay up to date? Like our Facebook page!

28.11.2022

Lotte Geerars (Business Analist Dutch Flower Group) stuurde ons begin oktober een mail over Stichting Deeltijdzorg Gehandicapten. Lotte haar moeder werkt daar al 25 jaar en op dat moment waren ze hard bezig om te sparen voor een nieuwe bus.

De stichting stelt als doel mogelijkheden tot activiteiten geven voor verstandelijk gehandicapten kinderen in Noordwijk. Wij doneerde voor de aanschaf €2500,-. Vorige week ontvingen wij deze foto, fantastisch! Bedankt Lotte voor je tip!

#Makinglifecolourfulfromtheheart

24.11.2022

Van Dijk Flora B.V. collega Ronald Wouters schaatst in januari 2023 150 kilometer over de Weissensee in Oostenrijk om geld op te halen voor Skate4AIR. Deze alternatieve elfstedentocht doet Ronald voor én met Mike, de zwager van zijn broer. Zelf heeft Mike taaislijmziekte, maar mede dankzij medicatie gaat hij zelf met de vriendengroep mee schaatsen.

Uiteraard proberen ze zoveel mogelijk geld op te halen voor verder onderzoek naar deze ziekte. Wil jij ook helpen met dit onderzoek? Je kunt het team steunen via onderstaande link:

https://skate4air.inactie4air.nl/team/mike-4-air/teamleden

Dutch Flower Foundation bestuurslid Martin van Rijn heeft deze week de cheque overhandigd.

04.11.2022

After a visit by Eline Vreugdenhil Varn and Robert De Boer (both colleagues from The Floral Connection) to Karen Roses Limited in Kenya earlier this year, they requested a donation for the school that the farm has set up. Dutch Flower Foundation donated €5.000,-, so the school can purchase 80 tables and chairs, as well as two basketball nets with the necessary basketballs for their new sports field.

During Robert's next visit last week, he was able to hand over the cheque to Caroline Ronoh, Head Teacher of the school. He did this together with his colleagues Fleur Blommers and Janieke Nieboer. We wish Karen Roses JB School the best of luck with using these funds and we would like to thank our colleagues for their participation in this project.

26.10.2022

Afriflora and Van Dijk Flora B.V. / Dutch Flower Foundation join forces and start School Milk Project in Ethiopia

Recently Afriflora Sher started a special project in Ethiopia together with Dutch Flower Foundation and Van Dijk Flora. This school year, 1350 students at Sher schools aged 4 to 6 will receive a portion of probiotic yogurt full of healthy nutrients and building materials twice a week. One serving of milk provides a 5-year-old with 33% of the daily protein requirement and 10% of the daily calories. The yogurt is added to the existing hot meal that all children receive every day at school.

With this project we make sure that children get the nutritious food they need. In this way we reduce the risk of malnutrition and increase the attendance of the children. For this project, there is a collaboration with two local dairy farmers where their sales are guaranteed, which provides work for no fewer than sixteen people.

Marcel Zandvliet (Chairman Dutch Flower Foundation) is very proud of this project. “The project fits well with the mission, core values and the themes we focus on. The health and wellbeing of vulnerable children in Ethiopia is very important to us. Together with our partners, we want to make a positive contribution to improving the fundamental needs and health of these children.”

NEDERLANDS

Afriflora, Van Dijk Flora en Dutch Flower Foundation starten samen schoolmelk-project

Onlangs is Afriflora Sher in Etthiopië begonnen met een bijzonder project, samen met Dutch Flower Foundation en Van Dijk Flora. Dit schooljaar krijgen 1350 leerlingen op de Sher-scholen van 4 tot 6 jaar twee keer per week een portie probiotische yoghurt vol gezonde voedings- en bouwstoffen. Eén portie melk biedt een kind van 5 jaar maar liefst 33% van de dagelijkse eiwitbehoefte en 10% van de dagelijkse calorieën. De yoghurt wordt toegevoegd aan de bestaande warme maaltijd die alle kinderen dagelijks al krijgen op school.

Met dit project zorgen we er samen voor dat kinderen de voedzame voeding krijgen die zij nodig hebben. Zo verkleinen we de kans op ondervoeding en vergroten we de mogelijkheid voor de kinderen om naar school te blijven gaan. Voor dit project wordt samengewerkt met twee lokale melkveehouders waarbij hun afzet is gegarandeerd, wat werk biedt aan maar liefst zestien mensen.

Marcel Zandvliet (Voorzitter Dutch Flower Foundation) geeft aan erg trots te zijn op dit project. “Het project past goed bij de missie, kernwaarden en de thema’s waar wij ons op richten. Gezondheid en welzijn van kwetsbare kinderen in Ethiopië gaan ons nauw aan het hart. Samen met onze partners willen wij ons inzetten om een positieve bijdrage te leveren aan verbetering van de basislevensbehoeften en gezondheid van deze kinderen.”

#vandijkflora #vdf #dutchflowerfoundation #afriflora #sher #roses #schoolmilkproject #ethiopia #SNV #BRIDGE

Board DFF

The board of DFF consist of employees of DFG companies:

  • Martin Vingerling (Hamiplant), treasurer
  • Iris de Waal (The Floral Connection), general board member
  • Boudewijn Rip, general board member
  • Marcel Zandvliet (Dutch Flower Group), chairman
  • Martin van Rijn (Van Dijk Flora), general board member
  • Ronald de Vos (DFG Africa), general board member
  • Gerda Stokhof (Dutch Flower Group), secretary
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For more information about Dutch Flower Foundation, please contact us.

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