About us

History of the charity

The charity was founded in 2002 by Diederike van Niftrik, a former Youth Health Care employee of the Municipal Health Service of Amsterdam.

Diederike en Phoday

The charity offers adolescents and young adults between 14 and about 23 years of age the chance to follow a vocational training course of three years, which trains them to become seamstress, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, carpenter, car mechanic, secretary, etc.

The charity mainly concentrates on adolescents and young adults. The reason is that the level of development in developing countries appears to increase fastest if girls and therefore future mothers are educated and enabled to support themselves.