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The news and other messages from 4 Smiling Faces. The latest message is at the top. For more news see our social media channels; use the buttons at the top of the website for this.

1 april 2022

Wilco and Cas


Today our ambassador Wilco van Rooijen and his best climbing mate Cas van de Gevel start their very special expedition: after 3 weeks of acclimatization on the Mera Peak (6466m, Nepal) they go as ‘clean’ as possible to the world’s third highest mountain, the Kanchenjunga (8586 meters, Sikkim, Nepal).

We are very honoured that Wilco and Cas want to support 4 Smiling Faces with their expedition. We want to use the proceeds to make scholarships possible for at least three young people without any safety net, so that they can have a bright future.
Will you help us, just like Wilco and Cas? 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 

#4smilingfaces #kanchenjunga2022

27 maart 2022

New website


We are more than proud of our new website, which was made for us for free by Remco de Waal of Remwerk. 🙏🏽 Remco, what a great gift you have given us! We are very happy with it.

Come and have a look at… it is bilingual…

9 maart 2022



No words really
Dazed and upset
Unbelievably angry and sad

8 maart 2022

International womansday


Girlpower uit Nepal.
You go girls!


5 maart 2022



Today is 4 Smiling Faces’ birthday: 13 years old. Proud of everything we could and were allowed to do. Grateful 🙏🏽 for all donations, help and support from everything and everyone. Never thought we’d get this far. With your help we can go much further in the future.

16 februari 2022

At last


At last, the time has come. I’m going to Nepal, and this time I am not going alone; one of our board members will come along to see with his own eyes, for and with whom 4 Smiling Faces has been working since 2008.

So after more than 3 years, it will happen: Nepal, we are coming. We are very excited about it. Originally, the plan was to go at the end of 2019, but due to circumstances that became spring of 2020. Then corona came, and the world turned upside down. Like everyone else, we fell back on WhatsApp and FaceTime to keep in touch with our children and friends in Nepal. That went well, but nothing beats being able to look each other in the eye.

That will happen this spring. We will visit the children and talk to them. How have they fared in the past two corona years? How is their health? Are their parents (if they have any) back at work? Have they fallen far behind in school? Can they find their feet again now that the measures in Nepal are reversed? What are their concerns, and what can we do to address them?

Time will tell. We are so looking forward to meeting everyone again.

4 februari 2022

Thank you


As a charity, 4 Smiling Faces regularly receives large and small donations. As a result of an application, a promotion, a birthday or just sometime completely out of the blue. The latter often comes from anonymous and/or unknown donors, who we can’t contact because we don’t have their details. Always nice to receive, but hard to thank.

Therefore, here is a public thank you to all anonymous and unknown donors. We are very happy and grateful for your generosity. With your donations we can offer even more children and young people in Nepal a promising future. For that they and we are very grateful to you. 🙏🏽