The “Stichting Netherlands Sri Lanka”

 “Whoever saves a child, saves the world”

The Milhous Children’s Home is a private initiative of the ‘Stichting Netherlands Sri Lanka’, which was established after the tsunami of 2004. The aim of the Stichting (or Foundation) is to provide the essential support for children and orphans in Sri Lanka that will ensure that they can look forward to a better and more hopeful future.

Thanks to the size of the donations, the Stichting has now been able to build three children’s 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 Milhous Children’s Home 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 situeted in Ja Ela and was opened in Janary 2018


If you would like to support the work of the Stichting, 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 we are not afraid to ask for support on their behalf. So please support our Foundation and help ensure that these children will be able to build a good life for themselves in the future.

You can do this by:

  • Making donations
  • Becoming a donor for a fixed amount – from €5 per month
  • Making a bequest to the Foundation in your will

Because we keep lines of communication as short as possible, ‘hidden costs’ are avoided and what is given goes to the children.

The bank details are :
Account number: IBAN NL 83 RABO 0 111 799 112
Account holder name: Stichting Netherlands Sri Lanka
Location: Goes

The Stichting Netherlands Sri Lanka is registered with the Chamber of Commerce in Middelburg under number 22058464, and is classed as a charitable organisation (ANBI) which means that donations are tax deductible, and now endowment/inheritance tax is payable.


Address: Simon Vestdijklaan 27, 4481 DM Kloetinge, The Netherlands

Members of the board:
Secretary: Tanja Uitterhoeve – Geene, Phone: +31 113 212290,
Treasurer: Theo Schouwenaar, Phone: +31 113 221725,
Member: Elsbeth Sanderse – van de Berg, Phone: +31 113 214816,