Van Uden already has a long history of giving back to the community, through annual donations and sponsorship of arts-based organizations and charities. Over the years, we have provided support to museums, philharmonic orchestras, the Rotterdamse Schouwburg theatre, the Sophia children’s hospital, Rotterdam Zoo and numerous other institutions and projects.
At the end of the nineties, Van Uden set up a foundation to promote sailing, particularly among young people. This foundation, which is known as Stichting Benodet, has organized many events over the past 15 years, including the Van Uden Reco Cup in Stellendam, and has put together and coached numerous sailing teams.
At the end of 2012, Van Uden took the first steps towards doing something a bit further afield, mainly in Africa, where people are a lot worse off than us here in the “West”, in order to help the poorest populations. The result of this was the creation of the Stichting Van Uden Charity. As its first project, this foundation provided support to the poorest population group in Namibia, known in the vernacular as the “Bosjesman”, or Bushman in Afrikaans. A number of Bushman tribes, including the San, are provided with free healthcare through the local N/a’an ku sê foundation and the children are educated in the Clever Cub schools. The second project involved providing support to an orphanage in Vietnam which was set up by a couple from the Netherlands and France who were touched by the plight of these orphans.
More details can be found on the website of the Stichting Van Uden Charity, and the N/a’an ku sê foundation www.naankuse.com en www.mai-nha.org.
Stichting Van Uden CharityAt the beginning of 2013, the Van Uden board became partners in N/a’an kusê Holding Pty. This company is established in Windhoek, Namibia and by developing and exploiting various lodges and wildlife reserves in Namibia can support various good causes such as the N/a’an kusê Foundation. In 2006, the successful Dutch entrepreneur Jan Verburg and his . Read more…