Archive for the ‘ICC Netherlands – (IKN)’ Category

Greek Award for ICC Volunteer

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

On Saturday, March 14, Dimitri Triantos, an ICC volunteer who lives in the Netherlands, received an award  in Athens, the Greek capital. Dimitri is orignally from Greece, and he received this recognition from the Association of the Greek village, Athamanion.


About six weeks previously, Dimitri received a phone call from Greece. He was invited to a party of the association from hiis native village, Athamanion, which is situated high in the mountains in the west of Greece. Many residents of this beautiful mountain village have built up an existence in the Greek capital. Therefore, the award was issued in Athens. It was the first time that an award was presented in the context of philanthropy. Dimitri received this recognition because for almost 20 years he has committed to the global work of International Children’s Care. Even before IKN officially launched in the Netherlands (May 3, 1994) he organised relief transports to  Romania. Under his inspiring leadership more than  25 aid shipments have been sent all over the world. 

Dimitri (dark suit) receiving award withi his wife, Magda (right), joining him

Dimitri (dark suit) receiving award withi his wife, Magda (right), joining him

Athamanion Village

Athamanion Village


IKN Office Offers Computer Repair Service

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

The IKN office has recently started a new activity to try to raise funds in support of ICC projects.  Next to the IKN shop and the clothing repair service, it is now also possible to come to the IKN office if your computer needs to be repaired.  Rob Nieuwhuizen is working as a volunteer and computer expert since early February. 

IKN also regularly receives 2nd hand computers. Some are intended for the children’s villages that IKN supports. Everything that remains with IKN, will be repaired and sold. All proceeds are used for transport costs of aid shipments to ICC projects.

Rob Nieuwhuizen, IKN computer repair volunteer

Rob Nieuwhuizen, IKN computer repair volunteer

“Miles for Congo”

Friday, March 6th, 2009

“Miles for Congo” was the biggest action that IKN organized in 2008. This action was designed to support the children of the ICC Patmos children’s village, so that they could be provided with all the necessary basics like food, medication, clothing, care and schooling. Extra money was needed because of the world-wide augmentation of the food prices.  Late in 2008, more help was needed needed after a new outbreak of civil war. Rebels came even into the city of Goma, about 20 miles away from the children’s village.

The focal point of this action was to virtually travel the distance between the Netherlands and Congo: approximately 6.300 kilometers (3940 miles). Every kilometer equaled 10 euro.


Thanks to the support of many people, companies and well known Dutch television personalities and also our volunteers and the IKN team, the ultimate goal of 63.000 euro was achieved. Together with ICC Belgium, the amount of 65.221 euro was reached on December, 31st  – this amounted to 6.522 km and 100 meters.

Every month the ICC Patmos children’s village needs more than 10.000 euro for the 164 children to provide them for food, schooling, clothing en medical care.  Perhaps you’d consider supporting this very worthwhile project?


IKN Ambassadors Raised Awareness for Miles for Congo

IKN Ambassadors Raised Awareness for "Miles for Congo"

Romania Transport

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

On the 19th of February 2009, IKN loaded a Romanian truck with relief goods designated for the ICC project in Odobesti, Romania.  Building materials, clothes, toys, bicycles and many other things were transported 2000 km through several European countries.  Under the leadership of IKN’s most dedicated volunteer, Dimitri Triantos, the truck was loaded within 6 hours.  Dimitri was accompanied by four volunteers, an IKN board member and the IKN director.  IKN’s next shipment is scheduled for Guatemala in April/May of 2009.

Dutch Seed Potatoes Headed for Romania

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

ADimitri with donated seed potatoes

Dimitri with donated seed potatoes

on the 16th of February, a Dutch company named HZPC from the little town of Joure, Netherlands, donated 5,000 Kilograms of seed potatoes to the ICC Dutch office, Internationale Kinderhulp (IKN). A further blessing occurred when the van Wierden transportation company delievered the potatoes free of charge.  These potatoes will be transported to the ICC children’s village in Romania where they will be planted in early March.  At the end of this summer, ICC Romania hopes to reap a bountiful harvest. Part of the harvest will go for the foodprogram and the other part will be sold.

Besides the agriculture program in Romania, construction is also underway for a commercial bakery. Throughout the projects of ICC, efforts are underway to help projects become more self-sufficient. Primarily this is being done through agriculture and small industries such as bakeries.  If you share our belief that this is important and wish to help support this inititiative, please contact the ICC office at 800-ICC-PRAY for further information.

ASML Foundation Grant Supports ICC Congo

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

The following is a press release from the Netherlands…

ASML Foundation supports the ICC Patmos Children Village in Congo. The foundation based in Veldhoven (the Netherlands) donates an amount of € 7,500 to Internationale Kinderhulp Nederland(ICC the Netherlands), which raises funds for the Congolese orphans project.
One of the main spearheads of ICC is to stimulate selfsustainability. Education is very important. At the Patmos Chilcren Village in Eastern Congo is also a school where nearly 160 children go. ASML Foundation fully supports this philosophy. They decided to pay for the salary of the teachers in 2009.

ASML Foundation is an indepent organisation, but there roots are from ASML.

ASML is the world’s leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or microchips.

Lambro Triantos (left), director of ICC Netherlands, is shown in the photo below with a representative of ASML Foundation.



DHL Sending IKN Cards to Children

Thursday, December 18th, 2008


DHL will deliver Christmas cards to ICC kids

DHL will deliver Christmas cards to ICC kids


On Thursday, December 11, 2008 the DHL company picked up more than 1,100 Christmas cards from the IKN office. These cards, written by volunteers, will be sent to all the ICC children around the world.

 DHL has sent Christmas cards to the ICC children’s villages for 4 years now.  They do this free of charge. 

 On behalf of the ICC children, IKN thanks DHL for their support!

IKN Hero

Monday, December 1st, 2008

We recently received a link to a video featuring a special event conducted by the IKN office in the Netherlands. Though the event took place several months ago you may find the following report intresting:

On the 7th of May 2008 IKN (ICC the Netherlands) organised a children’s event called “IKN Hero.” Over 300 Dutch children had great fun participating in different kinds of country related activities. The goal was to raise funds and awareness for the ICC Patmos children village in Congo. A 17-year old IKN volunteer made an interesting video. The language is Dutch, but it is really interesting to see how ICC moves kids all around the world.

  • Christmas Cards for ICC Kids

    Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

    On Sunday the 23rd of November IKN volunteers wrote more than 1100 Christmas cards. In December DHL will deliver them to all the ICC projects all around the world. One volunteer, Wieptine, made all the cards by herself.

    I want to thank everyone who contributed with this great event.

    Lambro Triantos

    Director Internationale Kinderhulp Nederland

    Volunteers Prepare Christmas Cards for ICC Children

    Volunteers Prepare Christmas Cards for ICC Children

    IKN takes 3rd Place in Charity Contest

    Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

    On the 17th of November, IKN (ICC’s partner office in the Netherlands) joined a national television program. It was a  contest for best charity of the year.  Inspite of 4 larger charities, IKN was awarded 3rd place. Lambro Triantos, director of IKN, was very thankfull for this award and hopes that IKN will get a lot of attention for their work.  It is needed, particularly if you look at the current situation in the Congo.


    In the picture Lambro (on the right) is together with his wife (and colleague) Kalin and Everon Jackson Hooi, who is one of the IKN ambassadors.