The Netherlands

Meet Lindsay (8)

When Lindsay fled her home in Iran, seeking refuge in the Netherlands, everything was strange and unfamiliar. Through our TeamUp method, she is able to play and connect with others. This is her story…

"I loved living in Iran because I always went to the zoo or the playground."

What We Do

The impact of war and flight goes far beyond physical wounds. Our programme works to rebuild hope and confidence for the hundreds of refugee children who arrive at our borders.

In fact, TeamUp was born in the Netherlands. Together with Save the Children and UNICEF Netherlands, we use play as a means to help young people process their experiences.

When we’re not busy building on this flagship psychosocial support intervention, we’re spending our days finding new and innovative ways to raise funds for children in war. Our famous friends, including Michaela De Prince and Chef’Special help us do this justice.

Our projects

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Where we work







  • TeamUp

    Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tilburg and more

    During weekly sessions at 38 asylum seekers’ centres and schools across the country, children take part in structured play and movement-based activities led by trained facilitators. Each activity has a specific goal related to a theme such as dealing with anger or interacting with peers.



AMIF: fonds voor asiel, migratie en integratie logo

the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)

The European Commission's Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund promotes the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common approach to asylum and immigration in the European Union.

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Ernst Suur is Managing Director of our Netherlands programme. Have a question or keen to join forces? Please reach out via one of the channels below

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