read to grow

Info Schools

The Giving Child

giving childOn October 1st, 2005, in cooperation with the municipality of Helmond the statue "The Giving Child" has been unveiled in the new district Brandevoort.


The Giving Child is a symbol for all pupils and students from European schools who have donated books to pupils and students in developing countries through Read to Grow.


The Giving Child is also the symbol for all children who share their material wealth with children in developing countries. The Giving Child has been revealed by children, along with Agnes van Ardenne, the Minister for Overseas Development.


The statue, which was the first art object in the district, has been designed and made by a famous local artist namely Willem van der Velden. The picture is a child that extends her arms to give a book. A dove is taking off to bring the book to a project in a developing country.