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  • Gelukskinders Foundation


    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.


    The Schoolconcert in Tshupane

    This was the first time we organised a schoolconcert.

    So a little stres came with it but the school helped us a lot in organising this event.

    Take a look.


    No less than three schoolchoires came to show their best.


    Tshupane, Ikalafeng and Promosa


    Amira, Siki Jo-An and Funeka took care of the solos and the duets.



    After that it was Jan’s turn to announce that Amira was about to perform a Medley of The Sound Of Music.


    At the end all children sang together the National Anthem: Nkosi Sikelele.

    We made a mistake in the planning of the duration of this concert.

    We calculated 45 minutes it was 80!


    After her wet adventure at the previous school, Turtlelina found a nice girl to sit on her lap.



    Tshupane Playground 11 and 12

    This report is in two parts, as we organised, for the first time, a real schoolconcert.

    First about the playgrounds. Two again.

    One for the lower grades 1 2 3

    One for the upper grades 4 5 6 7


    By request of the schools this will be the last playground for the upper grades.

    This way we can help the little ones quicker in more schools.

    Children, in the age between 4 and 8, have more need for a playground.

    Anyway, there was a lot of fun at the opening.

    Amira cut the ribbon, with the help of her own headmaster, mister Nicolenas.


    Loula Fourie School, playground number 9 ( lower grades) and playground number 10 ( upper grades)

    After a whole year of waiting, on Friday the 16th of August, it were the children of Loula Fourie Primary school, getting ready to storm their brandnew playground.

    This playground also came in Amira’s favorite colors.


    First it was the little ones getting ready for a refreshment and a candy.


    Then, as if it is a tradition, zoooof to the roundabout.


    This time it was a bit different.


    A filmcrew of the Dutch Youthjournal was there too.


    Two playgrounds opened at once. So after the necessary speeches and songs

    the children of the upper grades could have their turn to play too.


    FAN DAY ALMOST FULL. If you like to come be quick.

    Anyone who has ordered a fanday package or concert ticket has now received an email confirming this.

    It also states your seat at the concert.

    If you do not find this right away, look in your SPAMBOX.

    You should take this e-mail, printed out, to the fan day or concert.

    You will receive the official entryticket there.

    The sender of this mail comes from nicohuizinga@hotmail.com.

    Do you have questions and / or comments, is something wrong? Then you can go to the above email address.

    If you DID order and received NOTHING, please let us know.

    We can provide and help in everything that is within our reach.

    We are happy to be of service.

    Regarding the fanday: Capacity is 130 people. Already 110 people who have registered and paid.

    “Do you want to be there?”: Only 20 more left, so be sure to order your fan day package now! Full is really full. Due to safety reasons it won’t be possible to access it

    Thank you for your attention


    2019: 5 years “Gelukskinders”.

    November 3rd, 2014 Amira and Jos, Jan, Frieda and Hanneke put their signature under the deed of incorporation at the Notary. The Gelukskinders were born. Now we are almost 5 years further and we are going to celebrate it.

    We can already show you the full program.

    For fans who want it, it starts on Friday 29th of November. In the afternoon, together with Amira, we visit the Playing Card Museum in Turnhout.

    Saturday November 30th is the big fan day, about which the special fanpage will tell you more.
    That same afternoon Amira, Marjolein and the children’s choir Cantabile perform in a retirement home. This goes completely live-stream to 62 other retirement homes. The entire concert is also recorded by Eclips-TV. It will be broadcast in full later.

    After their performance, the two ladies come to the fan day and everyone present has the opportunity to meet them. There is also a complete dinner. (registration later)

    Sunday, December 1st, is the long-awaited day. A big children’s opera concert in the Warande in Turnhout. Starting at 14.30 the end is foreseen at 18.00. (for tickets later)

    On Monday December 2nd, admirers of Amira can visit the opera in Ghent or Antwerp.

    PLEASE NOTE: Everything about maps, hotel reservations, meals and opera visits comes within 14 days.

    Until then. 
    Thank you


    Work in progress.

    Michael and John are working very hard to keep

    the playgrounds nice and shiny.

    Painting all equipment.

    The Promosa school is first on the list.

    Looks nice again.

    For those who thought they were the only ones working.

    Then take a look at these diligent girls,

    doing the dishes for the entire class.