About us

Himalaya’s Next Generation Foundation (HNGF) is a registered charity, established on 16-10-2013, based in Vleuten, The Netherlands.

The board members are: Drs. Mirjam Bezemer (Chairman) and Drs. Peter Kersten BA (Treasurer).

In daily life, Mirjam Bezemer is employed as a geriatric specialist doctor. On several occasions she has worked as a volunteer in a health care project in Northern India. This experience has motivated her to contribute to the development of children in particular.



Peter Kersten is an economist and graduate in South and Southeast Asia Studies at Leiden University. Drawing from a Buddhist lifestyle, he is heavily involved in the “ups and downs” of the Central Asian region’s population. In daily life he is engaged in translating Tibetan texts into English.


Heine-Varias has worked as a general practitioner in Germay, Freiburg. She has worked as a volunteer in a healthcare project in India and experienced how poverty prevents children to develop. That motivates her to support the HNGF.



This initiative would not have been possible without the patient and selfless efforts of some friends. Special thanks to: Stefanie van den Berg for creating the website, William Hanhart for designing the logo, Karin jansen for her expertise, Zsolt Benedek-Koteles for sharing the pictures, Shirley Hutter for the translation into English and Anna Bach for her advice and facilitating our activities in Nepal.

Special thanks to Lama Ole Nydahl and His Eminence Beru Khyentse Rinpoche, without their stimulus this plan would never have blossomed.