Terre des Hommes ambassadors are committed to fighting child exploitation. The celebrity spotlight they selflessly share calls the public’s attention to our cause. For their enthusiastic support, we thank Lucy Woesthoff, The 3Js, Roelof Hemmen and Thekla Reuten.
Actor Thekla Reuten has been a passionate ambassador for years. She uses her fame to bring attention largely to the exploitation of children in mica mines.
“Terre des Hommes has so much knowledge and such a fantastic network. When we help them, we help to make a big difference,” she says.
The work of Terre des Hommes is close to her heart, and Thekla has been familiar with it since childhood.
“On my birth announcement card, my parents wrote that whoever wanted to give me something could transfer money to Terre des Hommes,” she says. “There are so many children in the world who desperately need this help!”
Lucy Woesthoff is a proud mother of four. She co-owns the company Dromenjager, famous for producing the children’s book series Woezel and Pip, and is a first-time author.
“Children are the most beautiful people on earth, so pure and wise. Reading about child exploitation keeps me up at night,” she says.
Lucy is fighting online child exploitation through sharing tools and tips.
“I want to make people aware of how many children are being exploited,” she says. “I hope to inspire parents to take action. And not bury their heads in the sand.”
Roelof Hemmen is an interviewer, coach and presenter. With passion, he voices our radio and TV commercials. Roelof cannot tolerate injustice. He is especially bothered by the online sexual abuse of children in the Philippines.
“Rich men on the other side of the world forcing children to do things they shouldn’t. Those wretches,” he says. “Terre des Hommes is tackling such an insanely big problem. I am honoured to be its ambassador.”
Roelof finds Sweetie, our programme fighting webcam-based sexual exploitation, particularly compelling.
The 3JS have been enthusiastic and committed ambassadors of Terre des Hommes for years. Jan Dulles, Jaap Kwakman and Robin Küller use their music and fame to bring our work to the public’s attention.
“Terre des Hommes makes the difference for children. We are proud to be able to contribute to this,” they say.
At their own expense, the 3JS visited our projects in Cambodia and Lebanon for children on the run.
“We saw with our own eyes how much the help of Terre des Hommes is needed. In Lebanon, for example, children who fled Syria could go back to school,” they say.