Together with Dutch Flower Group (DFG) companies, Dutch Flower Foundation seeks to connect with domestic and foreign growers and other chain partners. Most of our projects are requested by employees of DFG companies as well as business relations of our companies. The projects vary from a contribution to a sponsor run to a long-term project collaboration. We want to go more and more for longer term projects to realize more connection, visibility and impact for people. Below are a number of projects that have been financially supported in recent years
New X-ray machine for Sher Hospital in Ziway
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.
St Michaels Nyanzou Primary School in Zimbabwe
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.
ALMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Arusha, Tanzania
Dutch Flower Foundation supports the ALMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Arusha, Tanzania for several years. Via Boudewijn Rip (board Dutch Flower Foundation) Stephen 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.
Kinderdienstencentrum De Lotusbloem
Dutch Flower Foundation has committed itself for 3 years to children’s service center De Lotusbloem in Aalsmeer (part of Ons Tweede Thuis foundation) with an annual contribution. The first contribution was used to purchase a ‘4-senses acoustic chair’. This chair reduces environmental stimuli, allowing you to relax in your own safe environment. An employee at OZ Planten in Aalsmeer (part of Dutch Flower Group), told Ferro van Dam about our foundation. His daughter Nova is 5 years old and has multiple disabilities and attends a wonderful school called De Lotusbloem.