Gelukskinders Foundation


When Amira Willighagen was only 7 years old, during one of the visits to her grandmother in South-Africa, Amira’s mother took her daughter to the township Ikageng, near Potchefstroom. Seeing the children there touched Amira enormously, as they didn’t have anything to do and no place to play. Amira decided for herself that, if she would ever get the chance, she would to help these children and started dreaming about building the children of Ikageng their own playground.

The kickoff of Amira’s own charity project for the children of Ikageng takes place in the spring holiday of 2014, when she’ll visit South-Africa for her very first international performance.

Donating a playground to the children of Ikageng became the perlude towards the establishment of Stichting Gelukskinders, Amira’s own charity organization to which Amira can contribute herself, and from where she will be supported in realizing her dream.

On the map

The map below shows where the playgrounds, the Amira Parks, are located.

Projects overview

Stichting Gelukskinders is maintaining the following projects:


Would you like to support Amira’s Stichting Gelukskinders in realizing their projects? Please consider a donation. Stichting Gelukskinders received the ANBI status from the Dutch Tax Authority. With this status, your donation is often fully tax deductible (in The Netherlands; please check what Tax regulations apply for your country).