About the foundation “Stichting Netherlands Sri Lanka”

“He who saves a child, saves the world”

The foundation "Stichting Netherlands Sri Lanka" is a private initiative of four individuals from Goes in The Netherlands that was initiated after the tsunami of 2004 in South-East Asia. The aim of the foundation is to provide essential support for children and orphans in Sri Lanka to ensure that they may have a better and more hopeful future. Thanks to the amount of donations, the foundation has been able to build four childrens' homes/orphanages where a maximum of 90 children can enjoy a safe and loving home life while also benefitting from education and medical care arrangements.   At the end of June 2009 the first home: the Milhous Childrens' Home was opened in Panumugama, giving a home and protection to 24 girls. In March 2011, construction started on the second house for 24 girls in Katupotha, with the work being carried out by local building constructors. It was completed in January 2012. On 11th January 2014 the SMI Child Care and Development Center was opened. This third house is located in Kelaniya near Colombo. The fourth house is situated in Ja Ela and was opened in January 2018.  

PowerPoint Presentations

We would gladly offer you, or your organisation, a PowerPoint Presentation. We will then tell you all about the origins of the four homes, and how the children are doing now. We will also try to give you insight into the history, the nature, the religions and the daily life in Sri Lanka. Interested? Then please contact us. We will be happy to come!  

Support us

If you would like to support the work of the foundation, we would be most grateful. Being a foundation, we are entirely dependent on the generosity of donors for the maintenance of the children's homes and for the care of the children, who have absolutely nothing. This is the reason that we are not afraid to ask for your support on their behalf. So please support our foundation and help ensure that these children will be able to have a good life in the future. You can support us by: BANK ACC.NO.:      NL83 RABO 0111 7991 12 of "Stichting Netherlands Sri Lanka" in Goes, The Netherlands. If you donate money to us, would you please include your address, place of residence and e-mail address on your bank statement. Thanks to our short lines, nothing sticks to the bow and your money will all end up on the children's plate.


(A charter of acknowledged charitable organisations) The foundation "Stichting Netherlands Sri Lanka" is registered in the Chamber of Commerce in Middelburg with number 22058464, and has been classified as an acknowledged charitable organisation (ANBI) which means that donations are tax deductible, and no endowment/inheritance tax is payable.
Name: ANBI Tax-id no.: Contact data: STICHTING NETHERLANDS SRI LANKA 8147.79.979 Simon Vestdijklaan 27 4481 DM  KLOETINGE THE NETHERLANDS +31 113 212290 secretaris@stichtingnetherlandssrilanka.nl
Members of the board: Chairman: vacancy Vice-chairman / treasurer: M. Schouwenaar Secretary: T. Uitterhoeve-Geene Board member: E. Sanderse-van den Berg,
Main goal: Provide essential support for children and orphans in Sri Lanka to ensure that they may have a better and more hopeful future.
Reports of activities: See newspaper articles,  newsletters and photo’s
Policy documents:
Policy plan 2017-2019
Financial reporting:
2018 Annual report Financial statement Statement of income & expenses 2018 en 2017
2017 Annual report Financial statement Statement of income & expenses 2017 en 2016
2016 Annual report Financial statement Statement of income & expenses 2016 en 2015
2015 Annual report Financial statement  

2014 Annual report Financial statement Statement of income & expenses

2013 Annual report Financial statement Statement of income & expenses

Privacy statement

In our privacy statement we tell you how we handle your personal data. We explain clearly in this privacy statement which personal data we collect and for what purposes we use it. We also explain how you can view, change or delete your data. We believe it is important that you are well informed of this and advise you to read this statement carefully. Click here to open the privacy statement (PDF) If you can not access the privacy statement, you can click here to download necessary software (PDF-read).

Contact data

Secretariat: Simon Vestdijklaan 27, 4481 DM  Kloetinge, The Netherlands. Telephone no.: + 31 113 212290

Members of the board:


Tanja Uitterhoeve-Geene
Tanja Uitterhoeve – Geene
Telephone: + 31 113 212290

Vice-chairman / Treasurer

Theo Schouwenaar
Telephone: + 31 113 221725

Board member

Elsbeth Sanderse van de Berg
Elsbeth Sanderse – van de Berg
Telephone: + 31 113 214816