Six new playgrounds within two months!

July and August 2019 marked a huge milestone for Amira’s Gelukskinders foundation – 6 new playgrounds were opened!

These were very busy months for those involved in preparations, construction, and openings, but the results are astonishing and well worth all the efforts. Several hundred more children can now enjoy brand new equipment and playgrounds. They were all very enthusiastic and happy about it. Broad grins on their faces said it all!
As always, children received gifts made by Amira who was assisted by her family, friends, and fans attending the events. Joined by local young soloists, choirs, and well-known artists, Amira performed for the children and guests. She was also very eager to demonstrate how to use the equipment!
The sheer joy Amira exhibits when opening new playgrounds is contagious. We are all very proud of her and thankful for being a continuous inspiration to us! 

Below is the list of all six playgrounds. Follow the links for more details and photos.

No. 7 – Ourief Primary School, opened on July 22nd, 2019

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Amira goes to England for memorial concert Rex

RexConcertBrastedOn Saturday September 12th Amira will perform during a special concert in memory of Rex, a 21 months old boy who suddenly passed away on February 7th this year. Mother Camilla: “Rex was a happy, healthy and extrovert little boy with a twinkle in his eyes; A ray of sunshine with the gift to make other people smile and laugh aloud. We brought Rex to bed for his afternoon nap and he never woke up again.” Read more

Amira’s Stichting Gelukskinders has their own web shop

Amira’s charity organization, Stichting Gelukskinders, opened their own web shop. You’ll find special fans products there, among which signed posters, sets of postcards and of course Amira’s debuut album Amira at a very special price.

Sales revenue directly goes to Stichting Gelukskinders, Amira’s very own charity organization which supports her to further extend her playgrounds project.

Visit the Gelukskinders Web Shop.

Video Amira’s fundraising concert on Gelukskinders web site

This week, the first excerpt of Amira during her fundraising concert in Lelystad (on November 19 2014) appeared on the web site of Stichting Gelukskinders, the foundation which was established in order to support Amira with her playgrounds-project in South Africa.

Amira "O Mio Babbino Caro" (HD) – Fundraising Concert Lelystad 19-11-2014

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Amira gets her own charity foundation

In March this year we already reported about Amira opening her first playground in the South-African township Ikageng, near the city of Potchefstroom. Next steps are being made to continue this project.

Soon, Amira’s very own charity foundation will be established, from where further activities in the field of charity can be developed.

Earlier Amira already indicated that she wants to use part of the revenue earned with CD sales and performances for helping other children. With the establishment of her own foundation, it will be easier to develop activities and to coordinate the implementation.

Wonder girl Amira wows learners

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Nine-year-old Amira Willighagen won Holland’s Got Talent 2013. She recently visited Kempton Park, from where her mother hails. (photo: LookLocal)

Amira Willighagen is only nine years old but her extraordinary talent and achievements prove she is not just your average kid.

Fresh from winning 2013’s Holland’s Got Talent (Holland’s version of the talent show America’s Got Talent), Amira was in South Africa for about a week, doing performances and singing at the opening of children’s playgrounds in Ikageng, going to interviews and most importantly, visiting family in Kempton Park and Potchefstroom. Read more