As a social tech entrepreneur, Mathys wants to disrupt the charitable sector by creating a direct and transparent channel to donate to highly effective organisations, so that available funds will actually contribute more to making the world a better place. Besides Kinder, Mathys runs several tech companies and he acts as a mentor for young entrepreneurs and other creatives.
Maarten is responsible for the strategic operations of Kinder Foundation, working mainly on developing the vetting framework and fundraising. Knowing the NGO sector from within, because of his previous work with AMREF Flying Doctors, Maarten is well-placed to contribute to the longer term goal of Kinder Foundation: to improve the performance of the charitable sector.
Laura takes care of daily operations in the office. This includes, but is not limited to, the much needed bowls of fruit and candy, organising office parties and streamlining communication with partners, charitable organisations and app users. Besides working at Kinder she's a volunteer with TEDxAmsterdamED.
Sam has been working together with the team designing the back-end and web interface for the Kinder platform. When not at work, Sam is studying for his Masters in Computer Science, specialising in computer systems security.
As a tech geek, Rens helps translating our ideas into flows, smaller pieces and eventually code, and oversees all technical processes. He has teamed up with Mathys and Bram before on other projects and likes to do things fast, precisely and to have fun doing them.
Creative (Creative man... dunno what the 'O" stands for)
As founder of VANABBETOTVESSEM and Studio van Abbe Michiel knows his way around all kinds of NGOs. For the past ten years he has been working as a creative director and producer for a lot of organisations that are 'doing good' every day.
Erik is a passionate 16-year-old iOS developer who wants to help make donating easier and more transparent by building the iOS app. He has been awarded a scholarship by Apple to the annual developer conference ‘WWDC’ three times.
Hien is doing a Bachelor of Sciences at Amsterdam University College (joint UvA & VU), with a focus on Informatics. At Kinder, she helps with the front-end implementation of the different platforms and portals. Besides studying and working, she spends her time taking photos, exploring Amsterdam, and occasionally teaching.
Marnix takes care of the financial aspects. Besides his work for Kinder he is a secretary for Stichting Coolsingel and the chairman of Stichting Mammarosa Den Haag. Marnix also works as an independent personal coach.
Andrea is completing her last semester of Msc in Political Science at Leiden University. Following the family tradition of working for a good cause, she has had first hand experience with charity organizations while she did a volunteer project in Bahrain. She believes that charities can have a great impact on societies and can make the world a better place.
As an English Literature student from Birmingham, Morgana is interested in all things media and believes that books, television and education have the power to change the world. She now puts her reading and writing skills to good use as a operations intern for Kinder, writing some Kinder World articles as well. Passionate about the environment, she shows her commitment to anti-food waste by munching through the snacks of the Kinder Office.
Safiya is currently studying for her MSc in International Development at the University of Amsterdam. As a keen writer, she contributes to Kinder World as well as doing some research on the side. Besides interning for Kinder, Safiya works as a freelance writer for The Investment Observer.
Tanisha is an International Development student at the UvA and a passionate advocate for gender equality. Her talents include making pancakes and singing in the shower. At kinder, she is one of our research and operations interns.
Ida is currently studying international studies with a specialisation in Africa at Leiden University. After studying for a few years, she is now hoping to put her acquired skills to use and do something more concrete. That is why she’s vetting charities and working as a research intern at Kinder. Whilst not drinking tea, you can find Ida trying to hide from the rain and trying to find the rare Dutch phenomenon called “the sun”.
Theo is one of our interns, and is responsible for vetting charities. He is also currently studying for a Masters in Philosophy, specialising in the Philosophy of Science. If you know how he can escape from Brexit, please let him know.
Sam is currently studying for a MSc in International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He has experience working for an international charity, and is currently vetting new charities for Kinder, fuelled by copious amounts of tea.
Nina is a bachelor student at UvA, studying politics, psychology, law and economics. She is now hoping to apply her broad education and critical thinking skills at Kinder, where she is a research intern.
Huib is in the final year of his biology bachelors at the University of Groningen. He spends his free time reading, practicing martial arts, and commuting between Groningen and Amsterdam. Huib is one of the research interns at Kinder, where he complements the research team with his knowledge of ecology and conservation.
Menno is currently studying Communication and Multimedia Design at the HvA and is helping Kinder with front-end development tasks. In addition to improving his programming skills, he likes to interfere with design and usability. In his free time, Menno likes to play competitive games, read books in the sun, and drink loads of coffee.
During his study Communication & Multimedia Design Daan learns about Frontend, Design and UX. At Kinder his internship wil be focussed on the latter. He likes to spend his free time doing anything Blockchain & Cryptocurrency related and would love to do something with Blockchain in the future.
Peet is currently studying communication multimedia design at the University of Amsterdam. What makes Peet happy? Beautiful and useful visual designs with a good cup of coffee. His next big challenge will be behavioural design. More psychology to improve designs!