Our corporate identity

Our mission
Help a Child provides a future for children in need, their family, and their entire community.

Our vision
As a Christian non-profit organization Help a Child wants every child – regardless of their social, political, religious, ethnic or economic background – to have a life in dignity, with love and with a promising future.


‘Orphans starving.’ This short and alarming message from India meant the start of Help a Child. After receiving this telegram in 1966, Mr. Hans Rookmaaker and his wife, Mrs. Anky Rookmaaker-Huitker decided to raise awareness about the difficult situation of children in India. They published an article in the Dutch church magazine ‘Opbouw’. The response was overwhelming and a lot of donations came in. This resulted in the establishment of Help a Child, on 28 March, 1968.