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F.E.L.I.S. Foundation

Erasmus+

Curaçao

Other

Education

Stichting F.E.L.I.S.

The F.E.L.I.S. Foundation was established at the initiative of Gerda van Petersen in 2010. ‘Felis’ is Papiamento for Happy and the abbreviation F.E.L.I.S. stands for Felisidat, Espasio, Libertat i Speransa (Happiness, Space, Freedom, and Hope). This foundation was established with the aim of forming an effective professional organization that focuses on the after-school care and guidance of children. In this way, the children can receive extra support and education in addition to education at school. Nowadays the organization is a multifunctional centrum in the benefit of mothers, children and the neighborhood as a whole.

The objectives of the Foudation are to:

  •  set up an educational organization that mainly helps women and young people by offering support and guidance regarding the upbringing and care;
  • Promote the spiritual and practical well-being of people who find themselves in or threaten to find themselves in problematic situations by supporting and guiding people based on a Christian identity and putting them in the right circumstances and position. This so that they may be members of society in a dignified way.

The foundation tries to achieve its goal by:

  • Setting up and maintaining a network of volunteers and professionals.
  • Providing education and information.
  • Providing material assistance.
  • Providing practical tools on the basis of conversations, coaching and education.

Contact

Witteweg 44, 0000 CW, Willemstad, Curaçao