Our History

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2009

Rock Solid Foundation is an non-profit organization for youth work, based in Lunteren, the Netherlands.

Since 1994, we organize international youth exchanges and training courses. Currently we are also a sending and coordinating organization in European Voluntary Service projects.

Our mission is to offer young people from the Netherlands and all over Europe the opportunity to discover new cultures and connect to their peers from other European countries. This helps them broaden their perspective on issues of interculturality, social inclusion, active citizenship, democracy.

Our vision is that the future can be better if young people are given the opportunity to explore, understand, accept and value the differences among people, countries and cultures. Non-formal education is a very effective way to develop tolerance, creativity and encourage young people to become actively involved in the society, that is why is use it in our activities.

Our goals:

  • to help young people to acquire knowledge, skills and competencies in social issues, such as:  tolerance and inclusion, intercultural communication, human rights, active citizenship etc.
  • to promote volunteering and active citizenship among young people in the Netherlands and all over Europe;
  • to encourage the building of a network among of the active NGOs in youth work all over Europe;
  • to promote the use non-formal learning methods;
  • to send dutch youngsters in EVS short or long term volunteering projects abroad and to receive foreign volunteers in the Netherlands by coordinating EVS projects.
2010

One Year Later

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Primary Skills

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2011

Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars

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2012
2013

Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars

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Some numbers from over the years

22
years in the field. (and counting)
146
Projects completed
$28
Average cost per hour
573
Pizzas ordered

Founder

Chris van Maanen

Chris van Maanen

Founder/President

Chris founded Rock Solid Foundation.