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We are ANBI (government recognized charity) and the required financial statement, policy document and statement of activities are published here and accessible to everyone so you can hold us accountable for what we do with your donations and how we do our work, as mandated by Dutch law.


  • the foundation is called Stichting Yworks (Yworks foundation)
  • the RSIN is 854359898
  • the contact information is our email address info @, the phone number for questions is +31629006722 to contact Patrick Bos Kessen and our mail address: 139 Opaalstraat, 9743 HN GRONINGEN, the Netherlands


Almost all abandoned and rejected children in underdeveloped Sri Lanka, are teenage girls with no economic value to their parents because they are pregnant and unmarried.

This way, every year 20,000 girls and their 20,000 unborn children, are the victim of abandonment and rejection. Sexual education is important and being dealt with by the UN.

Meanwhile, the rejected and abandoned children, victims of ignorance and shame, need help.

To give these children a future our goal is to:

“Improve the position of unwed pregnant women and single mothers in Sri Lanka”

This is not because we think women should be single mothers but because children are more important than shame.

We believe love is the answer to lovelessness that shows itself in child abandonment and rejection, about which you can read more by following this link


[i] policy (pdf)


Fré Riepma — chairman

Wubbo de Vries — secretary

Harmen Stamhuis — treasurer

Patrick Bos Kessenoperations


The board receives no payment for it’s activities, there is no paid staff and/or management. We only work as and with unpaid volunteers.


We’re working every day of the week to:

  • support and train our local volunteers that implement and run our program
  • expand our local network to offer our program in more locations
  • find donors and motivate people/organizations to join us and help
  • inform donors and people/organizations that support our vision
  • grow the group of people with whom we realize the vision


[i] financial statement (pdf)


Wikipedia information about the history of Sri Lanka.

OpenDoors provides information on persecution of Christians in Sri Lanka, the situation in which our local volunteers work and live.


More about Yworks


Nederlandse website

The Yworks foundation is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Groningen by number 61480258. The RSIN is 854359898 and the Yworks foundation is ANBI so your support can be tax deductable in the Netherlands. Because we do what we do for God and not for profit, we work with an unpaid volunteering staff and board.

All information as required by Dutch law for our status as an ANBI is available on our transparency page.

It’s safe to do your donation on this website with your Debit/Credit Card, iDeal and other payment methods through Mollie. Alternatively, you can wire transfer your support to our bank account NL84INGB0006326109 for Stichting Yworks.

Our mailing address is Zilverlaan 97, 9743 RE Groningen, the Netherlands

direct contact

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