Every child deserves to live in peace and happiness, surrounded by friendship, kindness and respect

Welcome to Happy Caravan

Our goal is to provide basic social, therapeutic and educational support to refugee children and their families in Europe.

Education and Creativity in Refugee Camps
Support to thrive, not just survive
Helping refugee children fulfill their potential
Breaking the cycle of conflict

”There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
Nelson Mandela

WHAT WE DO

“Refugees face two journeys, one leading to hope, the other to despair. It is up to us to help them along the right path.”
Filipo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

We are currently working to acquire, adapt and transport a container that will be used as mobile classroom at refugee camps in Greece. Our education program will offer activities consisting of English language, music and cinema sessions.

ENGLISH LESSONS

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.”

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CINEMA

“Movies are like Magic Tricks.”

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MUSIC LESSONS

“Music gives a soul to the universe – It’s crazy how music can connect souls.”

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BUDDY NETWORK

“Nobody wants to be alone.”

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OUR AMBASSADORS


KARSU DÖNMEZ

Ambassador

Karsu (1990) is a Dutch/Turkish musician and composer. She has her own band and plays all over the world. Karsu released 3 albums and in 2016 she won an Edison Award. In 2015/2016 she helped the Refugee Welcome Amsterdam organization and is sharing her experience with her own audience and also with motivational speeches. With ‘Happy Caravan’, Karsu is one of the members that is involved from the beginning. She will passionately continue to tell ‘the story’ as an ambassador of ‘Happy Caravan’.

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ADRIAN RODRIGUEZ VAN DER SPOEL

Ambassador

Adrian is a singer, composer and conductor. He is the founder and leader of the famous music ensemble Música Temprana. Adrian has made many cd’s and is the author of a book in which he tells about his research for the early South American music. Adrian also helped the Refugee Welcome Amsterdam organization.

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LUCIANA CUETO

Ambassador

Luciana Cueto is an Argentine singer and journalist. She has participated in prestigious music festivals around the world with avowed chamber music ensembles focused on Renaissance and Baroque Music. As a journalist, she has specialized in topics related to human rights. Luciana is also an active member of the Refugees Welcome Amsterdam organization and she carries out integration projects through music.

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SUPPORT US


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Your donation is needed to help fund a consistent supply of general needs. Help us help them to never run out.

 
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SPONSORS

Do you think your company can help? We are always interested in working with companies willing to sponsor our activities.

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VOLUNTEERS

Time is precious and can be donated as well! We are looking for volunteers to work in refugee camps and the support team in Amsterdam.

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