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Paul’s safari through East Africa

Paul’s safari through East Africa

From February 2 to 20, 2020, Paul Sutmuller, our treasurer, visited ongoing and candidate projects in Tanzania and Kenya. With all flights and bus tours it was a real safari through East Africa; he visited a craft school for the physically handicapped in the far north...

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Breaking news: annual report 2019

Breaking news: annual report 2019

The annual report of the Van Doorn Foundation over 2019 has been published! Read about what we - thanks to our donors and sponsors - have achieved in 2019! Download: Annual Report 2019

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Impressive visit to Daya Mina in Sri Lanka

Impressive visit to Daya Mina in Sri Lanka

Today's work visit of Paul, our treasurer, to Daya Mina Special Centre in Colombo (Sri Lanka) was instructive, moving and commanded a lot of respect. In this centre, mentally disabled young people learn skills that enable them to participate in society, work...

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Paul’s project visit to East Africa

Paul’s project visit to East Africa

From June 26 to July 16, 2018, Paul Sutmuller, our treasurer, visited current and potential projects in Uganda and Kenya. It became a real tour through East Africa, as he visited 3 locations in West Uganda (near the border with Congo), 3 locations in North Uganda...

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Festively conclusion of project Chepkorio VTC

Festively conclusion of project Chepkorio VTC

This week we received the second progress report from the Chepkorio Vocational Training Centre. Moreover, the project was visited last month by our treasurer, Paul Sutmuller. In the Chepkorio Vocational Training Centre in Kenya, underprivileged young people from the...

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Interview with Paul Sutmuller

Interview with Paul Sutmuller

July 31, 2018 there is a party because ... then Paul Sutmuller, founder of our foundation, turns 70! Therefore…. 7 (o) BURNING QUESTIONS TO PAUL! 1. Of all the trips you made, what was the most beautiful and why? Nearly 50 years ago, in 1969, I was sent to West...

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Street child … what if it were you

Street child … what if it were you

In Kenya, more than 250,000 children live on the streets, of which more than 60,000 in Nairobi. In Dagoretti Corner, in the west of Nairobi, poverty lures many children into the streets. They are known as "chokoraa"; a nickname derived from "garbage eaters," because...

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