The Schouten family have founded “Stichting De Open Poort” (English: The Open Gate Foundation) on Curacao and have done a very good job for 12 years. In the year 2016 we (André and Agaath Vis) left for Curacao to continue this work. Thank you very much for your interest and we hope that you will continue to be interested in us, perhaps by helping as a volunteer, financially or in prayer.

the situation

The Soto region is lagging behind: homes are in poor condition, crime is lurking, many children stop schooling, there is a high percentage of teenage mothers, addiction seems normal and many families have no income. Children grow up here and they think this is how the world works.

our dream

The Open Gate Foundation wants to be a place of peace and tranquility in this multi-colored neighborhood. We want to offer practical and spiritual help in every phase, from baby to adult. We want to help others seize their opportunities, while retaining their own freedom of choice and learning to confront each other on their own responsibility.

what we do

We provide homework support to prevent early school leaving, we invest in individuals to give them a future, we build relationships with people in the neighborhood to be a light, we organize events to connect the neighborhood and we do much more to anticipate this dynamic society.


Please contact us if you want to know something! 


You can contribute financially to our work.



Feel free to contact The Open Gate Foundation.

E info@openpoort.com

support team

We have a support team, based in The Netherlands.


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