Our Story?

BeneKids is a non-profit organization that raises funds in order to invest in the expansion program of Hotel Con Corazon who invest time, research and capital in improving education throughout the globe, by means of a hospitality establishment. Through organizing events, receiving donations and attracting sponsors, BeneKids does their utmost best to raise as much money as possible every year. Every initiative to extend these channels are welcome! Annual events hold by BeneKids are:

  • Craft Beer Festival
  • Benefit Dinner
  • Dam tot dam loop

We strongly believe that education is not only a ladder to opportunism, it is also an investment into the future.

BeneKids will continuously build upon its strengths and seek for opportunities in order to improve the education amongst less fortunate children. With the international background of the organization, the key to success for the strategic path is to build upon this network and to implement the knowledge and skills throughout the years. Since the money raised by BeneKids is invested in Hotel Con Corazón, we also receive the money back. The aim within the next 15 years is to start our own program with the money collected back in order to further develop education within developing countries.

Foundation BeneKids is run completely by students for students. The board of the organization consists of four students of Hotelschool The Hague in Amsterdam, who voluntarily and passionately dedicate their free time to this important cause. The board consists of a Chairman/Chairwoman, Treasurer, PR Commissioner and the Director of Gracias BV. Apart from the board, the organization has yearly ambassadors who together with the Board Members organize the events every year and support the promotion of the charity. On the bottom of this page, you can find an overview of pictures of most of the ambassadors of board year 2017-2018. Please meet the team!

Timo SchaafsmaIka WondergemPriscille Nguyen-TuSophia Hoek
Timo Schaafsma

Timo Schaafsma

CHAIRMAN - "Schools are about more than solely education and that is why I think Benekids is adding incredible value to so many lives of children in Mid-America. I would love to help support children to develop themselves, prepare them for their future and create a source of stability and happiness in their lives."
Ika Wondergem

Ika Wondergem

TREASURER - "Hi there, I am Ika and I am the treasurer of Charity Foundation BeneKids. I am grateful for the education and opportunities we receive here in the Netherlands and think that every child should have access to education. Therefore I am using the skills I was taught Hotelschool the Hague to make sure children in Central America receive the education they need! I am very excited to dedicate my time, effort and creativity to Charity Foundation BeneKids and support Hotel con Corazon together with you!"
Priscille Nguyen-Tu

Priscille Nguyen-Tu

PR COMMISSIONER - "Being involved in Benekids brought me what I was missing - The proud feeling of putting effort in something meaningful. I consider myself as a lucky student, meeting trough school great people helping me to shape a future.  It horrifies me to think of the ones living in the other part of the globe, deprived of education. I hope, by working in Benekids I will allow some children to have in their hands their future."  
Sophia Hoek

Sophia Hoek

EVENT COMMISSIONER "This year I, Sophia, will be in charge of all the events. I am excited to create some unforgettable experiences with the objective of raising capital for Hotel Con Córazon. I am looking forward to dedicating my energy and time to this great cause. Together with your help I am sure we are going to make many children’s futures in Mid-America brighter."