King Willem-Alexander saw how The Time Machine Foundation works with elderly people, healthcare and welfare workers, volunteers and partner organizations to enable people to grow old with dignity in their own way.
Each year, thousands of households in Rotterdam find themselves in a pressing financial emergency situation. The Rotterdam Special Needs Fund provides one-off financial donations in acute emergency situations.
Newcomer children start in an introduction class. They learn the Dutch language in one year and progress to regular schools. IMC Weekend School offers a half day of weekend school education every week.
Campaign to increase victims’ willingness to report sexual exploitation
Most underage victims of sexual exploitation in the Netherlands don’t report their experiences to the police, according to research of CKM. The campaign ‘Make it Visible’ wants to increase victims’ willingness to report sexual exploitation.
Preventing sexual exploitation of children and young people requires a comprehensive and ambitious program, aimed at achieving systematic change. The Coalition against child sexual exploitation operates such a program.
Poverty as a result of problematic debt is a serious social issue. The Van Schulden Naar Kansen (From Debt to Opportunities, VSNK) project aims to significantly reduce the number of households battling poverty and problematic debt.
About 7,000 underage children are staying at women’s shelters or social shelters. Dutch child welfare charity Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland, in coalition with others advocates for independent case files for children in shelters.
Many Dutch people go through a traumatic experience as a result of a crime, sexual abuse or a serious traffic accident. The Pieter van Vollenhoven Emergency Support Fund of the Fonds Slachtofferhulp provides immediate assistance.
The Netherlands Debate Institute Foundation develops enjoyable debating activities that enable young people to develop the competencies necessary to function in a democracy. The topics for the debates are current social issues.
People in social shelters often find it difficult to stay active. The Life Goals Foundation gets vulnerable people into action through sport, like with the Dutch Street Cup, a street football competition between cities.
In the Netherlands, access to health care for undocumented migrants is problematic. It is difficult for them to obtain medical care without intermediation. Dokters van de Wereld helps them to deal with the Dutch health system independently.