Terre des Hommes is one of the charities supported by the National Postcode Lottery and its participants. Since 1996, their contributions have helped empower our fight against child exploitation.
“It is extraordinary that we have been able to count on the Postcode Lottery’s support and commitment for more than 25 years. Together we are ensuring a better life for children all over the world,” says Terre des Hommes director Carel Kok. “We have seen success in our fight against sexual exploitation and abuse of children in countries such as Cambodia, the Philippines, Kenya and Tanzania. We get children out of the most dire situations, ensuring they receive proper shelter and education, and we proactively work to prosecute perpetrators.”
The Dutch Postcode Lottery’s contribution makes all the difference in our readiness to respond. Worldwide, it helps us remove children from situations that exploit them. Terre des Hommes has achieved a lot thanks in no small part to years of support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and its participants.
In 2020 we received a wonderful contribution from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and its participants. Margriet Schreuders, head of charities at the Dutch Postcode Lottery, presented the cheque to Terre des Hommes director Carel Kok, head of marketing, fundraising & communication Lone Vaerndal and special relations account manager Cherryll Prins.
Thanks to the lottery’s participants, we received a contribution of 2.25 million euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery this year. This news was announced on 4 March 2020 at a meeting with all the charities the lottery supports.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery is committed to a green and just world. This year, 123 organisations were its charity beneficiaries. Their support comes from lottery proceeds, and its 2019 total amounted to no less than 376 million euros.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery supports charities in various ways. Besides receiving an annual fixed contribution, organisations can also qualify for extra support for a special project or a contribution from the Droomfunds. The Droomfunds, which means ‘dream fund’ in Dutch, gives bold, pioneering initiatives a chance to get off the ground.
In 2019, Terre des Hommes received an extra contribution of over 2.9 million euros for the #Sweetie24/7 project.
Sweetie is the virtual character of a 10-year-old Filipino girl used to actively track child sex perpetrators and work closely with the police to arrest and convict them. The programme built around Sweetie takes a comprehensive approach to combatting child abuse, online and offline. It also devotes great attention to the care and treatment of victims.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery’s extra contribution will allow us to extend the Sweetie programme to police forces in five more at-risk countries in Asia and Africa and care for identified victims.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij in Dutch) was established in 1989 to support charities. Its approximately three million participants are what make the organisation’s millions of donations possible. The proceeds of half of each purchased lottery ticket go to good causes.