TRY (The Red Yarn) Foundation was founded on January 6, 2020 by Henriëtte and Thea Scheffer and Fawad Anwar as Co-Founder.
Chairman: Henriëtte Scheffer
Treasurer / Secretary: Thea van Bommel-Scheffer
Members: Tim Ellemeet, Lisanne van ‘t Hull, Ali Fawad and Luiza Braga
The foundation is registered under the Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam (KvK), number 76937003
The aim of the foundation is to create more understanding together with as many parties as possible and to call on people to work for children in the developing world who do not receive an education. In doing so, TRY Foundation aims to bring West and East together, so that both sides will mutually benefit from the connection.
The foundation started on January 6, 2020. We have drawn up a policy plan in which a first step and direction is established., but because we want to be a learning organization ourselves, the starting points are fixed but the content is determined along the way. You can find the policy plan here.
The foundation will be the first to make an effort to permanently get the 2,400 children who cannot go to school in Karachi (location of the Al-Karam textile factory) to school. In order to achieve this, € 2,577,000 are needed for building primary and secondary schools.
The foundation has the following remuneration policy:
The Board is unpaid and does not receive a fixed expense allowance for regular board activities. The start-up phase of the foundation requires a structured and structural approach to the activities in the Netherlands. A completely voluntary basis is not considered realistic and justified. In addition to the voluntary efforts of all board members, a board member carries out executive activities in a number of specific areas, including organization, coordination, fundraising and cooperation with organizations in the Netherlands and Pakistan, on the basis of an annual self-employed person. It receives an NGO market-based payment for this. The total paid workforce amounts to approximately 0.6 FTE. The Foundation has no management or employees