"a moment for a child"

Sheila de Fretes Foundation

New project "Wisdom Heart"

New project “ Wisdom Heart”

Now the time has come to start e new project . “ Wisdom Heart, situated in the beautiful surroundings of Chaing Rai in Thailand.

Self sufficiency and reciprocity are most important for this project.  Reciprocity for human, nature and animal. 

Please find more information about our new project here.

A moment for a child

A moment for a child

The objective of the Sheila de Fretes Foundation (SDFF) is to provide a safe haven for children all over the world. Every child needs security, warmth and love, regardless of the environment in which they live. SDFF offers practical, efficient solutions that help to improve children’s living conditions and provide them with the love and warmth they deserve.

On-site solutions

The SDF Foundation is affiliated with Stichting de Paradijsvogel, an organisation that provides a safe environment for children in the Netherlands who have a physical or mental handicap. SDFF’s working method consists of identifying needy children somewhere in the world, and then looking for on-site solutions for their problems by facilitating contacts between children, caregivers, and people in their own immediate environment who can offer help. The result is a number of ongoing projects in countries such as Egypt, Indonesia and Thailand.

SDFF advises, acts as an intermediary, and works on projects itself. Its work includes arranging education, training and work, as well as enlisting the help of volunteers who have specialized knowledge of particular areas. Activities can range from cultivating a field to renovating a building, from giving English lessons to caring for the handicapped. SDFF welcomes all participants, and all forms of help.

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Sheila de Fretes Foundation team members

As a young girl I dreamed about giving children around a world a safe place to life.

In 2002 one off my dreams became realitie, a centre called “De Paradijsvogel”.  A centre offering a safe place for children with physical or mental disabilities.

Labby the reporter

news Reporter

I’m the news reporter for the Sheila de Fretes Foundation.

I will travel along with the foundation and report the progression of the children and the projects.

Warm regards to you all.

Nongkran Thid-Un "Nadia"

Companion "Wisdom heart" project

In 2011 Sheila met Nadia. Dreams were spoken about and seeds were planted. Nadia offered the use of her estate in Thailand for this meaningful project ‘Wisdom Heart”. Nadia has a massage salon on the project.


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