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    Welcome to the web site of Stichting Gelukskinders (English: Lucky Children’s Foundation), the charity organization of Holland’s youngest opera talent Amira Willighagen. Here you can find information about the activities and plans of our foundation, which aims to provide a happier youth for underprivileged children.If a child grows up in happiness, it will become more happy as an adult.

    As our foundation is based in the Netherlands, information and documents will be published in Dutch first. Where possible, translations into English will follow.

    Opening second playground in July

    Two years after opening Amira’s first playground in Ikageng, the second playground will be opened in the coming month. The new playground will be built at the Sizamele Primary School, a farm school near Rysmierbult in the South African North-West province. For the playground opening in July, Amira and part of the Board of Gelukskinders will travel to South Africa. (more…)

    New playground coming up

    The delivery of Amira’s second playground, at Sizamele Primary School, is coming up. After a few months in which developments only took place behind the scenes, more concrete plans are being created to deliver the playground.

    This apparent development stop was caused by a number of factors; It turned out that, besides the development of the playground, also proper fencing was required. Also, the terrain on which the playground will be built, needs to be levelled first.

    Also due to this extra work, it takes more time to finalize the budget. At this moment, we’re focussing on building the playground; The expansion of the sports field is still on our wish list, but requires far more budget than estimated earlier.

    Fundraising concert Amira postponed to second half 2016

    Amira will return in Groesbeek (NL) this year. Last year, she appeared as special guest during Opera Familia’s show; This year she’ll be one of the surprising acts at the Gelukskinders fundraising concert in the cozy, intimate atmosphere of the Cardo Theatre, only a few minutes from Nijmegen (NL).

    Originally, the concert was scheduled (although not officially confirmed) for March this year. Unfortunately, the organization had to decide to postpone the concert to the second half of 2016. As soon as a final concert date is set, this will be communicated through the only official channels, being the Gelukskinders web site and Amira’s Facebook-page;