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    Welcome

    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.

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    Our Post Office.

    This is where the shipment of all your orders takes place. But before everything is being shipped, a number of things happen first. 

    1 When you place your order, you will automaticaly receive an email of that specfic order..

     

      “”Awaiting processing””

     

    2 When we prepare your order, you will get the following message:

     

      “”Processing””

     

    3 When your order is ready to be shipped, it will be taken to the postoffice. Delivery to the postoffice happens once a week. When this is done, you will receive the following message:

     

      “”Shipped””

     

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    Expansion of the Board with Pr and online store team.

    To be able to work better and faster. And also due to the tremendous growth in the Foundation, we have two teams established that will help the Board of Directors.

    1–the Web shop is supported by Christian Willems.

     

     

    2–A real PR team, that makes the name of the Foundation even bigger.

    Here we find real specialists back: Nico Huizinga and Cor Seltenrijch.

     

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    Maintenance of Amirapark and Sarafina.

    On-the-spot report of Frieda.

    As you all already know we would recruit someone to keep the two parks pure.

    Seobie, a boy of 22 years who is 3 days working for us, hopes to get some money  to pay for his studies. 


    As much guts as our Amira so,  that earned our support.

    Is he not nice  in his new Amirapark uniform?

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    A new R – grade playground at Lesego Primary School.

    On Monday 11th June 2018 Amira opened her 5th playground in South Africa. It was a gift from her fans in honour of her 14th birthday. It is a small playground, but sufficient for the 90 younger children at the school, 6 to 8 years old.
    And they were given a big sand pit too! This was made possible by donations from fans in honour of Fincent’s 16th birthday.

    The official opening started at 11:00h that morning. Amira and Fincent had exams beforehand, so they arrived in their school uniforms.

    Words of thanks were given by the Principal of the school and by the Head of the regional Department of Education. Then all the children sang beautiful songs; and Amira had to sing too, of course!
    She sang three songs that morning — in ‘turbo drive’! — quickly and powerfully. After the first song, children from the older classes crowded around the fence. It was like a big party for everybody there.

    After all the necessary formalities, the children took over and swamped the playground area. And the new sand pit became crowded in a few seconds too. There were soon queues at the merry-go-round, slides and swings. 
    There were so many happy faces! It was an emotional time for all who were there.
    The children were also spoilt with sweets (candy) and lemonade. The lemonade was poured into special cups that Amira had decorated herself. And all those cups now stay at the school, so that all the children have their own cup.

    The South African national anthem “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika” was then sung by all the children.
    It certainly was a wonderful day for the children. For Amira it was emotional and joyful, all at once. 
    For us who were present too, fans and board members, we were happy to be there and to be of service to Amira and her foundation “Gelukskinders”.

    The older grade children already have a playground. An earlier gift from Amira’s foundation.

    (Together with the pictures of the Dutch version. All these might give you a nice view of what went on there)

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    Promosa Primary School :1st graders getting black boards.

    NEWS FROM GELUKSKINDERS

     

    Promosa Primary School — Installation of Blackboards — 12th June 2018

     

    Talk about being just in time…

    The workers had just about finished their jobs when Amira and Fincent arrived.

    And the cement had not yet dried!

    The pupils and teachers were very excited: especially the headmaster.

    They were happy to see Amira again – with another gift from her foundation: four large blackboards, placed outside in between the existing playground equipment.

     

    During the past year, the foundation, in co-operation with the play equipment manufacturer Jolly Jungle Gyms, has made it possible to expand the playground that was opened last year (in June 2017). And Gelukskinders has also had a new fence installed around the playground.

     

    For the youngest children, a separate playground was installed, where the blackboards are placed now.

    And so they would have the privilege of experiencing the festivities up close. The impatience shone from their faces.

    But first, they had to wait nicely for the speeches to be finished. And the Headmaster, Mr. Adams, surely knew how to make a speech! His words reflected the joy and wonder about what Amira and her foundation had already achieved. He was also surprised by the delegation that had travelled all the way to South Africa: “Where are you all from? Really?” he asked.

     

    The school staff had a present for Amira, made together with some of the pupils. They handed her a nice photo collage, which Amira gladly accepted.

    In her speech, Amira stated how happy she was to be able to do all this for the children. She also specifically thanked all those who had sponsored and made donations to support her foundation. She said, “None of this would have been possible without you”.

    Of course, Amira couldn’t leave without singing a song or two… so “Nessun Dorma” and “O Sole Mio” soon sounded through the microphone and speakers.

     

    Once children are ‘released’ something happens, I can tell you!

    They were told beforehand that they were not allowed to draw on the blackboards yet, because the cement had to dry first. Sure!

    They quickly ‘forgot’ about what they had been told — probably because Amira picked up a piece of chalk herself…

    Children soon surrounded and embraced her… and not just Amira, but the whole delegation was included.

     

    It was wonderful to see the children enjoying drawing and playing. The photos show what an event this was.

    Then it was time to relax with sweets (candy) and drinks. There were a lot more cups this time: three tables full — all of them nicely decorated by Amira, with a little help from others. What a lot of cups!

    The teachers had their hands full to keep the children in check. So we also took some sweets to the playground.

    The pouring out of the lemonade and handing out of the sweets was held up a little. Amira thinks these are delicious too, you know!

     

    While the children flooded the playground, it was time for the delegation to retreat.

    The school had provided snacks and drinks, which were gratefully enjoyed.

     

    Children happy… the school happy… us happy… Amira and Fincent happy…

    What else could you want?!

    The foundation has big plans for next year. Gelukskinders will have existed 5 years by then. That is worthy of another playground or two, we think.

     

    The Board of Gelukskinders wishes to thank all its sponsors and donors for their support, which makes it possible for Amira to fulfil her dream.

    So a big “THANK YOU” to you all!

    WE WILL KEEP BUILDING PLAYGROUNDS!

     

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    EDS supports Gelukskinders

    Excellent Dressage Sales again supports charity. This year they have chosen Stichting Gelukskinders. This foundation was established by opera singer Amira, winner of Hollands Got Talent. Stichting Gelukskinders finds it important to extend the wellbeing of less fortunate children. Their goel is to reach this by building playgrounds in the direct neighbourhood of the child.

    During the auction night, Gassan Diamonds, partner of EDS, will offer a beautiful steel Longines ladies watch for auction. The proceeds of the auctioned watch will benefit the Gelukskinders foundation. Of course, Amira will do a great performance during this evening.

    bron: EDS
    vertaling: Gelukskinders

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