Amsterdam Triathlon 2016 for the SmartKids Foundation

On Sunday June 26th, 2016  is Amsterdam the place to be. The ICAN organises the ICAN Amsterdam Triathlon  on that day. The triathlon is a sponsor run for various charity and non-profit organisations.

Wouter Hazenberg, Chairman of the SmartKids Foundation, and four more tri-athletes charge the Amsterdam roads, parks and canals during the ICAN Triathlon.

Four athletes will run the Olympic distances: (1.5 km swim, 45 km bike, 10 km run) and Wouter, the chairman, takes on the half triathlon (1.9 km swim, 90 km bike and 21 km run).

The purpose is to raise at least 2,500 Euro for the SmartKids Foundation in order to provide five talented SmartKids in Ghana the opportunity to complete their Senior High School.

The SmartKids Foundation’s goal is to maximize the impact of its contributions by sponsoring the education of talented children that would otherwise not receive an education. This not only improves their knowledge, skills and future employability, they will also develop into motivated leaders, making a huge impact on their families, communities and country. The ultimate goal of the project is to be self sustaining and self expanding, as the SmartKids  sign a pledge stating they are co responsible for the continuity of the foundation, both organizationally and financially, for the rest of their lives.

The SmartKids Foundation is convinced that education is THE key to success in life !

Of course we hope to raise the 2,500 euro and even more. It would be great if you can help us reaching our target.

Please donate any amount on either the action or directly to one of the five athletes.  It is as easy as pressing one button:

The Amsterdam Triathlon

Jaap vd MEULEN



Marijn TRIP


Thanks for your support.

“The SmartKids Foundation”


What makes us tick?

For generations the Western World has helped and influenced Africa. Over the years this “Foreign Aid” did not change the African situation substantially.

Although this is a long-term goal, EDUCATION is, in our opinion, the key to success.

But where to start ? If hundreds of millions are in need of proper education, if the drop-out rate is extremely high and therefore the chance of success is limited. Taking responsibility, decision-making, making mistakes and “lessons learned” are the key words on this journey. The SmartKids Foundation aims at the brightest kids. At young people with academic talent and the potential to make a difference for their country. We select children like that nationwide and support their secondary and tertiary education. In return they promise, in writing, to support this foundation and participate in the process during their future professional life.

It is our mission to support future leaders, by educating and nurturing them from a young age.

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