Dean - KidsRights
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Name

Dean

Country of origin
The Netherlands
Current country
The Netherlands
Age
24
Theme:
Loves: Sports, good food, travel

Dean works at a construction machine rental and runs his own company: WhaSUP NL. During the summer he teaches SUP (Stand Up Paddling) and accompanies SUP-tours through Schiedam and the surrounding area. He also likes crossfit, bootcamps, snowboarding, and biking.

Last summer, he and other youths cleaned up the waters of Schiedam on their SUPs. He would like for everyone to take better care of the environment, live healthy and get plenty of exercise. His dream is to do his SUP business full-time and he is working hard to grow WhaSUP NL.

Highlights

Health
Sports with Leonida
What is the problem? Getting a enough exercise is important for everybody, including children. Sports also contribute to the development of children and all children have a right to play sports. Leonida thinks that every child should find a sport that suits them. What is Leonida’s solution? Leonida’s solution is a sports day with as many different sports as possible, because it’s difficult to choose what sports you like when you’ve never played them. A sports day will allow the participants to form an opinion on different sports, based on their experiences. All young participants can play in three different sports of their choosing. The options are: Ball games: hockey, soccer, handball, and basketball. Combat sport: judo, karate, taekwondo, and kickboxing. Other: track and field, sprinting, long jump, and dancing Between events, the participants will receive water, a snack and a fruit shake. What is the goal? Leonida’s goal is to introduce at least 50 child children to a sport they did not know before. She thinks it will be a challenge to gather all children and sports organizations on the same day. How does Leonida work? First, Leonida will figure out which sports clubs in Schiedam she will contact and ask to collaborate. It is important that a wide variety of sports will be available. After that, she will choose a day together with her friends from school. Then she can start making a schedule for that day. What sports classes will take place, and where? Who will teach the class? She will teach handball class herself. What does Leonida need? ·         Flyers to distribute and announce the sports day  ·         Fruit shakes and snacks for during the breaks ·         Sports equipment for the sports classes ·         A photographer to shoot the event Who does she need? ·         Her school, as location for the sports day ·         KidsRights for support ·         The local sports clubs to teach the classes      
Poverty
José's ecological bank
What's the problem? José grew up in poverty. His classmates often came to school without breakfast and had no money to buy school supplies. Many children in José’s neighborhood could not even go to school. What is José's solution? José was 6 years old when his father taught him about money. How do you save? How do you spend it? What is the value of money? José saw that his classmates did not know how to deal with money. If they even had any. He therefore decided to set up an ecological bank for kids, using recyclable waste as payment. Kids collect and bring in their recyclable waste and José gives them money for it. He gets this money from organizations that collect the recyclable waste. This way, children learn to take care of the environment and they learn the value of money. The children can, for example, buy school supplies at José’s store. José also gives the students a microcredit, which is a small loan. This allows children to eat every day and go to school, even if their parents do not have money or are unemployed. Children and their parents pay José back in small amounts. In addition, José provides financial information. With this he teaches other children how to use money. What is the goal? Thanks to José's ecological bank, 2,500 children can now pay their school fees. His goal is to makes it 20,000 children. He hopes that children will have no money problems when they grow older, and do not have to live in poverty anymore. How does José work? José started saving money at an early age. This allowed him, with the help of his parents, to open a small shop. Kids could buy their school supplies here, not with money, but with recyclable waste. Later it became possible for children to exchange recyclable waste for money. José then deposited this money into their savings account. Who does José need? Recycling companies pay José money for the recyclable waste. He has special agreements with these organizations. He gets the highest price for the waste, so that he can save money with the kids. Students support José in different departments of his ecological bank. Such as finances, providing information and helping students. A children's committee that supervises and cooperates.
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