Foundation Tolong Flores has 6 boardmembers:
My name is Ruben Pol. I’m 18 years old and live in Alphen aan den Rijn. I’m following bilingual education at the ‘Scala College’. An internship during my study course aroused my love for Indonesia.
In my fifth year, I had to arrange and follow an international internship. A friend of mine pointed me to this website, tolongflores.com. After learning more about Indonesia and this foundation, I was convinced that this is it. This is what I wanted to do, an internship at which I would practise volunteering on the beautiful island Flores. After meeting up with Kees and Linda van Beusekom a couple of times, it was time to leave for Labuan Bajo!
During my internship, I experienced how beautiful Indonesia is, how loving and hospitable the Indonesians are and all the good Foundation Tolong Flores had done already.
However, I also saw that help is still needed. Still, there is a lot of poverty and the level of education is far from where it should be.
For the children in Indonesia too, education determines their future. That’s why Tolong Flores takes action!
Your contribution counts!
My name is Ingeborg Breuseker, I’m 28 years old and I live in The Hague.
A couple of years ago I started to think about doing volunteery work abroad. I got introduced to Kees and Linda van Beusekom and they told me about their foundation, Tolong Flores. I was immediately excited! What a great initiative and what a beautiful dream to give the children on Flores a future by providing and stimulating their education.
In 2013 I made the trip to Indonesia and stayed on the island Flores for 2 weeks, where I got the opportunity to teach English at the Sekolah Dasar Negeri in Gorontalo. Ever since, the island Flores and its people have a special place in my heart, and I’m very grateful and happy to be a member of this foundation.
Tolong Flores gives the children on Flores a hopeful future. A lot has been achieved already, but there are many plans still to be realized with your help. Every child has a fundamental right to education, and this is what Tolong Flores is committed to!
Will you join us?
My name is Patrick Hoop. At present times, I am studying International Relations at Leiden University. Chosen to be a board-member in november 2014, I want to put my theoretical learnings into practice in real-world situations. What better alternative is there than to have the island of Flores, Indonesia as a working-field – aiming to improve the educational situation for the children living there? I am looking forward to be a part of Tolong Flores, to help the children of Flores flourish.