Who we are

Chairman/initiator Downkids International foundation

Len Dingler-van der Wal

Was interior architect. After selling the business active in doing volunteer work for children with a mental handicap in the Netherlands and Eastern Europe.

My activities for Down started in 2006.
Vice chairman

Jet Stoutenbeek-Hoek

I have worked for years for the childrens Telephone in the Netherlands, where children could anonymous ask for help. I was availbale for the children and promoted the organization at schools.

To work for Downkids is very satisfying for me.

My responsibility is to find as much knowledge about down syndrome as I can and to inform other countries.


Carla Vermeulen


Since october 2011 active for Downkids International.

My background is physiotherapy and healthcare and I’m still working in this area.

Judith van Overbeek


Since 20I0 I look after the Finance for Downkids International. I look after my 90% child and my other daughter and son.

I am interested in psychology, pedagogy and daily life.