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Hendrik van Dijk Foundation

“We’re all lucky not to have bad luck.”

Hendrik van Dijk

The Hendrik van Dijk Foundation supports building and infrastructural projects in third world countries. Founded in 1994 by Hendrik van Dijk himself, it is built on the cornerstone belief that big results can be achieved with limited resources, as long as innovative techniques are being used and all (local) parties involved cooperate.

“We’re all lucky not to have bad luck”, was a well-known phrase of Hendrik van Dijk. The foundation was built to help deal with the fact not everyone is born equal. Since his death in 2011, the foundation has been run by Hendrik’s children and Drs. Anton van Zeeland.

About Hendrik van Dijk

Work hard, don’t complain and stay grounded

Hendrik van Dijk (1944 – 2011) was the founder of Van Dijk Groep. He started the business 50 years ago with his signature iron will, without help or funding. He was never scared to go his own unique way, both as an entrepreneur and as a person.

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It makes us proud that more than eleven projects have been completed successfully in Africa, Central America and Asia.

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Unidek Children’s Ward

Unidek Children’s Ward

Sumve, Tanzania

Ter gelegenheid van haar zilveren jubileum, in 1994, wilde Unidek een goed doel ondersteunen. De onderneming besloot dat te doen …
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Vocational Training school

Vocational Training school

Baddegama, Sri Lanka

In 2008 is het Hendrik van Dijk fonds in contact gekomen met Pieter van de Laar van de stichting Pikaspon …
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Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla ligt in het midden van Sri Lanka. De Kosgahahinna Primary School aldaar was uit zijn jasje gegroeid; de twee …
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Our board members are volunteers, receiving no fees for their services

Our annual reports offer a detailed overview of our achievements and financials.

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How can we help?

Whether you have an enquiry or want to know more about the Van Dijk Group, please leave your contact details and we will be in touch. First meetings and initial discussions are obligation-free.

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