Sprouteen is open to any and all of your questions, comments and suggestions. But to make things
a little easier (and save us some time) here are the most frequently asked questions, along with
the answers of course!
The Sprouteen Foundation actively promotes and stimulates
better education for kids in Africa. We support local educational projects in
developing countries in a transparent way. When you make a donation, you get to
the project you want to donate to. And we’ll also show you that every penny is well
spent, from donation to realization.
Sprouteen offers you that choice by featuring different projects on the website. For
every project, you’ll see the project’s goal, how much they need and what happens to
your donation. That way, you’ll get to see that your contribution actually
to creating a better world.
Sprouteen is a charity foundation started by Dutch teenagers, to help out African
teenagers and kids. Sprouteen was started by Esmée Cruiming and Roban Reuvers and the
foundation is run by three experienced board members. And we also work with a lot of
volunteers. You can check out more about our team on the Who is Sprouteen page.
Currently, Sprouteen features and supports projects in Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania. Our
goal is to get every child on the African continent to be able to go to school. Because,
in the end, all development starts with education.
We write blogs on a regular basis on how the different projects develop. And, after
you’ve made a donation, you can also sign up for our email newsletter, with all the
updates on the projects. If you’ve helped Sprouteen in any other way and would like to
receive regular updates, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aside from making a donation, you can help us out big time by spreading the word and
letting people know about Sprouteen. We’ve included a few examples on how to do this on
our Stand up for Sprouteen page.
Of course! We’re convinced that everything starts with proper education. Learning
how to read and write ensures that kids are able to broaden their horizons, think
better and go on to live very productive lives. It’s the start of everything.
Sprouteen uses the Dutch CBF quality guidelines for charities, stipulating that at
least 75% of donations go directly to development projects. We’re hoping we can go
up to 85% in the near future though. The other 15% would be used to pay for the site
and promotion. We wish we could rack up the percentage to 100% going to projects,
but sadly, we have our expenses as well.
Despite our strict quality guidelines and regulations, we unfortunately can’t
absolutely guarantee that a project will be successful. But so far however, all of
our projects have been very successful. If that does happen, it will of course be
featured in our annual report.