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About Us

Salek represents Encourage African Life through Education for Children, which also shows translate well into English; Stimulate African Life through eductation for Kids.

Salek is a small, transparent and verifiable volunteer organization that builds schools and promotes education and improves in poor rural areas in Africa.

Salek Foundation is a national Charity, now based in Sydney, which is concerned with raising money through funds, donations and through other activities, for the establishment of educational facilities in disadvantaged areas in Africa.

Salek was founded on 27 February 2006 by Marinke of Nuenen, Ronald Remeijer, Ralph van Es and Robert Jan Lamers.

This foundation is currently (April 2013) of 3 board members.
President: Vincent van Wenum
Secretary / Treasurer: Ellen Radstake
Board member Robert Jan Lamers

In the picture we are still six members (from left to right) Vincent van Wenum, Ellen Radstake, Guido Naezer, Yvon Sinke, Inge Butterman and Robert Jan Lamers.

In addition to the board, we also enjoy the support of partners, and other volunteers, so we are able to put down! Serious and enthusiastic organization

Our Ambassadors


Ties KoekGeridderd Hans Rijnbende Since January 2009, we are enthusiastically supported by two ambassadors, Hans Rijnbende Ties and cake, the two celebrities in Rheden and surroundings.

Ties cake is ao from 1986 for 18 years and has been mayor of Rheden always been closely involved in international trade relations.

Hans Rijnbende known as school, choir director, pastor, secretary of the Committee 4 and May 5, not least as a writer of some wonderful books, mostly about Rheden and environment. (Hans has not to take as active ambassador. farewell )

Our current board

Vincent van Wenum Vincent van Wenum, president of Salek and idealistic 'idealist' on a small scale.
Lives in Deventer. I am responsible for recruitment.


I would like in this way contribute to an equal distribution of wealth in our world. Everyone knows that there is no good balance, but how do you create more balance and how to prevent further imbalance. I would rather see a structural approach in development aid. Where you have a transparent organization that ensures that the majority also gets where it is needed.

This is also the philosophy of the foundation and its members Salek is why I am glad that I can contribute to this group of 'do-gooders'! Contribution


My name is Ellen Radstake and I'm already about 5 years secretary and treasurer of the Foundation Salek. Actually, I'm Handyman and jump in when needed.

I think it is important that children around the world have the same opportunities to work on their future and especially to have what their future will look like. Choice And that means there must be quality education, but that education is practical. Children need it later can do anything in the labor market, their family, or within their society.
Salek Foundation is committed to these goals, in close cooperation with the local population. They know exactly what they need. And we also agree how the features independently in position to love. Development only makes sense if they continue to own it, without stay of foreign aid. Dependent

I'm Robert Jan Lamers, 40 years (2012), residing in Doetinchem. I am responsible for the local contacts in the projects and care for automation within the organization such as web sites.

During my work in Africa, I was lit by the problems there. The demand for education soon became clear, because of the lack of transparency of many other major charities, plus the fact that a lot of money in the projects gets but the organizations themselves, why I'm along with four others in 2006 Foundation Salek began to set, so we can offer ourselves. site help

In this way I hope to contribute to a more equitable distribution of opportunities in this world. Bit for

Education is the future!

Did you know that a NIPO survey shows that 53% of employers believe that charities spend money on the wrong things? Fortunately, we now have Salek, a highly transparent foundation where every dollar is where it belongs. We will personally guide!

We are convinced that the only real solution to poverty, hunger and health of African countries is education.

Building the (re) good schools, providing teaching materials and good control at the level we offer the children an opportunity to progress to higher education and good employment opportunities, which will affect. Throughout the environment positively in turn

The reason for our projects is the distressing situation in the poor rural villages, despite the wealth of the country to follow, because of mismanagement and corruption by the rich strata of the population. Proper education
Only teaching children will be able to stop this injustice.

We raise money by participating in activities such as Christmas markets, Queen shearer party and other markets. Establish and In doing so, we go to schools to also organize pick up money. Activities besides education and cooperation Not in the last place we raise funds and often seek sponsorship from companies and organizations.

Because we have helped set up in Nigeria, a partner organization and because we ourselves are regularly present, we keep strict monitoring of projects and associated finances that every euro spent on the project and Salek foundation therefore belongs to the most efficient organizations in the Netherlands.

ANBIs - Tax-free donations

We are also managed to receive, meaning that (mostly used by) companies (periodic) donations can do. Untaxed ANBI status

We also have as a foundation to pay an inheritance or large donations given instance, no tax, so we are not liable to VAT.

If you would like to obtain more information like company please contact the tax office, or contact us via our contact page.

Old board


Hi, I'm Inge Butterman from Rheden and this is our daughter Rosalie (8-6-2009).
6 years I have been a board member at Salek.
I got to know Robert Jan and was eager to do something for Africa. We know Africa well, as my husband comes from. The concept of Salek talked to me a lot, because we can make by ensuring that the money really well spent difference.
At the moment I joined Salek I worked in the commercial fundraising, I noticed that there are many possibilities, but there are also lingers. Enormous amount to the bow
After a visit to Guinea in 2006 was me again as additional well understood that.
There ride there some beautiful cars around UNICEF and UNHCR, but there is a lot of poverty. The richer get rich and the poor are getting poorer ....

Well not anything about myself, I work with mentally handicapped children and am 27 years old. (2009)
We have a foster daughter of 11 at home and then so just a baby. I am also active in the SP, have a small business, www.kist2play.nl and some hobbies!

My name is Guido Naezer (chairman), I'm living in Arnhem 33 years (2009), and married to Rosario.

Since October 2008, I became a member of the Foundation Salek. I like to also signify something socially and having to use me. It would be fun to give. Further shape the foundation and the projects I also find it interesting to see how we can provide and what the best way. Actually support to Africa as the foundation for discussion

And finally, I like to put a club enthusiastic people together something down



I'm Yvon Sinke, 43 years old and live in Arnhem. In addition to former board member, I was volunteer coordinator at Salek.

Have always been interested. Socially relevant I am glad that I joined this enthusiastic locals people of Africa can help to create. Condition for good education

I believe in the power of man, and am convinced that education is the best way to stimulate development., And thus the prosperity of their own country I find it interesting and instructive to actively think and help shape. These projects