de Pellikaan

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Objectives of Foundation "de Pellikaan"

Foundation “de Pellikaan” (Dutch for "the pelican") stimulates development projects by young people from different cultural backgrounds in order to let them experience the value of intercultural cooperation. “de Pellikaan” was founded in Engelen, The Netherlands, March 8, 2010. Foundation “de Pellikaan” mediates between young people and projects. The foundation provides advice and financial support and makes her network available to participants. The foundation is continually looking for sponsors, for young people interested in intercultural experience, and companies and organisations that need enthousiastic young people for executing international, idealistic projects.

If you are interested to become a sponsor, know of a good project to be executed, or would like to participate in a project, please send an email to:

@depellikaan Pellikaan Foundation “De Pellikaan”


August 20, 2014 - Invitation next Friends of De Pellikaan meeting October 4 in Den Bosch.

The board of Foundation De Pellikaan is happy to invite all her Friends and other interested people to the next Friends of De Pellikaan meeting. It will be held October 4, between 2 and 5 PM in Den Bosch. Please let either Han, Frank, or me know if you plan to attend. Or you can use email address Please see for more details the full invitation (in Dutch).

July 2014 - Final report on the SAFE project available.

The report on the project on female entrepreneurs in the townships of South Africa is now online.

July 15, 2014 - Next Partner Meeting October 4th in Den Bosch.

Foundation the Pellikaan will host her next Partner Meeting in Den Bosch on Saturday October 4, 2014. Details on programme and location will follow shortly.

January 2, 2014 - The Foundation de Pellikaan sponsors project SAFE.

Students from the Free University Amsterdam will collaborate with students from the University Capetown in South Africa on the topic of South African Female Entrepreneurship (SAFE). They keep a weblog of their activities and experiences on this website.

April 10, 2013 - The Yearly Report 2012 of the Foundation de Pellikaan is out

The Yearly Report is available here (in Dutch).

January 30, 2013 - The final report of the Waste Management 2012 project is available

The final report can be downloaded here.

September 15, 2012 - Good crowd at yesterday's IDP Waste Management seminar in Amsterdam

The students who worked on the Waste Management project in Kochi this year organised a seminar yesterday on their project and their experiences. There was a good crowd and interesting discussions.

September 1, 2012 - Next September 14, the results of the Waste Management project 2012 will be presentedin Amsterdam

The students are organising the IDP Waste Management seminar on September 14, 17.00 - 19.00 in the CREA building, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018 WV Amsterdam.

August 15, 2012 - A new project team has started working on the Waste Management project 2012 in Kochi

4 students from the University of Amsterdam are collaobrating with students from Rajagiri College and Sacred Heart College on implementations of solutions proposed last year by the previous project team in Kochi.

The project team Waste Management 2012 in Kochi

The project team Waste Management 2012

June 22, 2012 - Foundation De Pellikaan is presenting today at the seminar Leveraging India for Innovation and Partnership, organised by the Indian Embassy in The Hague

The Foundation de Pellikaan has been invited to present here vision and activities at the seminar Leveraging India for Innovation and Partnership. The presentation by board member Hugo Velthuijsen can be downloaded here.

June 20, 2012 - Felix Gras appointed as project counselor for the Waste Management 2012 project

The board has invited Felix Gras to acht as counselor for the Waste Management project this year. That way, students receive excellent support, while the board can keep focus on other issues.

June 10, 2012 - The board has appointed Mary David as Advisor to the Foundation

The board as well as last year's students have received a lot of support from Mary David and sollicited and unsollicited advise in Kochi. The board has valued these contributions enormously and has now asked Mary David to remain involved with the Foundation as official Advisor of the Foundation de Pellikaan.

June 1, 2012 - The board has decided to support another Waste Management project in Kochi in 2012

Because of the success of last year's project and the productive collaboration with SEFA, the board has decided to sponsor a successor project in Kochi on Waste Management in 2012. Moreover, as the board noticed during their visit to Kochi, local partners are very much interested to collaborate on a successor project.

May 24, 2012 - The board of the Foundation de Pellikaan visited Kochi to get to know the local partners of the Waste Management project

Made possible by a business trip to India, the board visited the Kochi area and met with local partners. There were meetings with business and educational leaders as well as government representatives. These provided a lot of new knowledge and insights. The board members were pleasantly surprised by the enthousiastic reception and positive feedback on the Waste Management project.

The board in India

The board in India

January 6, 2012 - de Pellikaan is exploring opportunities for a follow up of the Waste Management project and a new initiative

The promising results of the Waste Management project deserve a follow up. Foundation "de Pellikaan" is investigating whether it can organise this. Moreover, the Foundation also would like to begin a new initiative, in another country, on another topic, possibly with other partners. Suggestions are welcome.

27 november 2011 - Presentation and Auction Waste Management project

The Students working on the Waste Management project gave a presentation of their final report in Amsterdam. They also organised an auction of pictures taken in India. The proceeds of the auction and the bar will be used for funding future projects.

July 15, 2011 - Weblog Waste Management project

The students who are currently in India working on a project on waste management, supported by de Pellikaan, started their own weblog.

June 24, 2011 - Project, participants and money in place for first sponsored project of de Pellikaan

This summer, 3 students from the University of Amsterdam will, together with students from India, work for 5 weeks on a waste management assignement in India, made possible by de Pellikaan. The board is very excited to have been able to initiate the first project and hopes for many more.

May 29, 2011 - Meeting for Friends of de Pellikaan

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, in the garden of board member Frank Donkers, we had our first meeting for supporters of our foundation. Among others, several students from the University of Amsterdam presented a project plan for an assignment on waste management in India. The board is now actively looking for funds to make this project possible as a first project to be sponsored by de Pellikaan.

© 2010 Hugo Velthuijsen