Foundation Creative Nepal
‘by remaining small, Creative Nepal can do big things’
Welfare, Education and Care are important factors in a human life.
In Nepal these three factors cannot be taken for granted, which causes their basic needs to come in danger. To work with local initiatives who focus on improving these factors, once can start to develop a sustainable company.
We think that local initiatives work well, definitely if there is a good collaboration between people who have the same goal in mind. Our base model is therefore aid for personal development.
My name is Douwe Kiran Soeting, born on 14th of February 1979 in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. After finishing the Free School in Bergen I took the first step in going abroad: I worked a year on a Camphill in Norway. Another language, another culture, new people.
I have loved traveling ever since and have been to the most diverse places in the world, either to work or travel. Soon I found out that it meant much more to me to work and live somewhere and to really get to know the culture and people, instead of exploring a country as a tourist.
In the past years I have often been abroad, which resulted in creating my dream. Creative Nepal, an initiative with which I can do something others and make sure I can deploy myself at places where it’s necessary. What started as a comparable website with Outdoor products, is now getting to the core, what is way more important to me: charities and good initiatives.
In 2016, Douwe told me he would go to Nepal to work, never expecting that it would yield Creative Nepal. After his six months of voluntary work there, he came back to The Netherlands for 1,5 week and asked me to help him shape Foundation Creative Nepal.
Because I’ve always been interested in other cultures and ways of life in other countries, I read about the initiatives that occupied Douwe. This made me decide I wanted to join him.
Besides holidays in Europe, I’ve backpacked through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Mexico. I also recently went to Paramaribo.
Last march 2019 I’ve been to Nepal and met the people who we are working with and saw the projects we support. This time in Nepal has made a deep impression on me. I have always wanted to mean something in countries where things are worse than in Western countries for both nature and the indigenous population. Now I can make this happen by being part of the Creative Nepal board.
I currently live in The Hague, working part-time at Passion Support, an ICT company that offers support to companies using mostly Apple products. Beside that I work for myself as webdesigner and photographer at www.josijo.nl and joostvanriel.nl
I am Annemijn Marieke Mors, born in Haarlem, The Netherlands. I ended up in Nepal in 2017 through my passion for discovering new cultures. Where I volunteered in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal for a few months at a primary school. My visit to Nepal wasn’t a one time adventure, since I returned to the country and its people within the year. This time I spent my time helping Douwe with the projects of Foundation Creative Nepal.
During my study to become a physiotherapist, I made my first backpack trip to Thailand and Vietnam and fell in love with traveling. After graduation in 2016 I worked at a rehabilitation center in the Netherlands for two years. Even though I loved my work in both the pediatric department and the clinic, I knew I wanted to travel again. This time for a longer period of time and in combination with working or volunteering. When I saw an advertisement about an organization looking for physiotherapists in Nepal, the decision was easily made. At the 1st of November 2018, I arrived in Nepal and the following months were about working at Khagendra New Life Home in Kathmandu. I worked together with Douwe at Khagendra and that’s when I got inspired by his ideas and projects.
My name is Iris Veenhuizen, born in Barneveld, the Netherlands and by being a part of Foundation Creative Nepal, I hope I can contribute to a better world for the people in.
Information Foundation Creative Nepal
Address: Welgelegenstraat 15, 2548 SE ‘s Gravenhage, Nederland
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: +31 (0) 614 256 439
Accound number: NL 48 BUNQ 2206 0230 59
Bic/Swift code: BUNQNL2A
Registration numbers: KVK 70825726 – RSIN 813228852
Legal persons: Joost van Riel – Voorzitter
Joost van Riel – Chairman
Annemijn Mors – Secratary
Iris Veenhuizen – Treasurer
Douwe Soeting – Initiator
The promotion of development cooperation in Nepal;
the promotion of education, welfare and health in Nepal;
the provision of all further acts, set within the above, in the broadest sense may be conducive or relate.
Our Foundation is a small organization, where everyone works on a voluntary basis. There are no salaries paid to Board members and/or volunteers. Only be expense declared as maintaining the website and the use of office supplies and the like. Also working visits to Nepal are for own account of the Board members.
Khagendra New Life Home (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Local Women’s Handicrafts (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Stichting ProActief Nepal (Arnhem, Nederland)
Stichting Veldwerk (Nederland, Nepal)
Help Silent Voices (Nederland, Nepal)
Each year, Creative Nepal prepares an annual report and an operating overview. In these documents, the foundation gives account for the policy pursued and the projects.
Targeted donations are used to fund our activities in Nepal. The costs in Nepal are the communication and transport for monitoring the projects, and contributing to local projects.
The commission generated by the provision of various stores and companies are used for both Nepal and our activities in the Netherlands.
In The Netherlands these are expenses related to:
- Maintenance of the website of Creative Nepal
Only costs incurred can be claimed.
Policy plan – Articles of Association – Privacystatement
SCN has a policy plan as the Foundation and statutes which, inter alia, the objectives of the Foundation. You can read also how the Board is composed and how members of the governing board are chosen and appointed.