At NST Science we believe in giving talent a chance. Talent that easily gets overlooked or finds it hard to get a foot on the ground.

We help the NGO Woord en Daad with its funding proposals. By editing the proposals in English and giving critical feedback we improve the chances of funding being awarded. Projects that range from using iPads to help teach the local language and English in Sierra Leonean primary schools to a vocational university in Ethiopia []. Woord en Daad’s expertise and their willingness to collaborate with and learn from a wide range of partners in the North and South is what inspires us to work for them.

Through the NGO Compassion we sponsor a child and a student in the Philippines. Eugene is nine, loves playing basketball and cops and robbers and wants to be a policeman. Our student Nizal Mae is studying business administration at the Central Philippine University and wants to become a social entrepreneur. At NST Science, we are grateful for the education and opportunities we have enjoyed and we want to share that privilege with Eugene and Nizal Mae.

Finally, I am a passionate jazz fan. And so we sponsor Taste of Jazz, a series of Sunday afternoon jazz concerts in the historic town of Deventer given by established and emerging jazz talents. The musicians gain a podium, the audience see great jazz at an affordable prize, and the local neighbourhood centre De Fermerie, a pillar in the local community, can host another event.

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