The VSH Community Fund started on the 19th August in 2008 with the goal: managing funds made available by the VSH Group and using these funds for Community projects that serve a social and sustainable purpose.

The themes that are funded by the VSH Community Fund are education, art, environment and healthcare.
Some of our projects that were funded:
Community
Donation of two LUCAS Chest Compression Systems, a PRISMAFLEX CVVH System for Critical Care and a Surdial-X dialysis machine to the “Academisch Ziekenhuis Paramaribo” hospital
Financial support to the Suriname fire department for sports -related activities
Financial support to the Suriname soccer team “Zwaluw”
Donation to the International badminton tournament of the “Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation” (Carebaco) 2018
Permanent projects the daily bread project for the children’s home “ Zout der Aarde”
Donation of two LUCAS Chest Compression Systems; a PRISMAFLEX CVVH System for Critical Care and a Surdial-X dialysis machine to the “Academisch Ziekenhuis Paramaribo” hospital
Financial support to the Suriname fire department for sports -related activities
Financial support to the Suriname soccer team “Zwaluw”
Donation to the International badminton tournament of the “Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation” (Carebaco) 2018
Permanent projects the daily bread project for the children’s home “ Zout der Aarde”
Donation to churches
Animal Shelter for the construction of a quarantine station for sick animals
During holidays religious donations are made to church and community organizations to give comfort to elderly and the disadvantaged
Medical mission for primary health care two sun frost laboratory refrigerators for the safe storage of laboratory samples and medication at the Health care centers in the Nieuw Jacobkondre and Cottica (Interior of Suriname)
Renovation of Fatima Oord home of elderly
Salvation Army Christmas Charity Project
Expansion construction project to the St. Petrus Donderschool and renovation of the St. Tarcisius Boy scouts clubhouse
Rebuilding the children’s home Nos Casitas and the home for disabled persons Stichting Betheljada
supports activities of Raid adventure Suriname
which aims to build team spirit
life skills and self confidence amongst disadvantaged young people of different districts
Renovation of the historical “ Maarten Luther Kerk”
Suripop event
Consecration of Father Mr. K. Choennnie
To the children of the “ Kathedrale Koorschool” to represent Suriname in a choir festival at Curacao
Renovation of the sanitary rooms of the Richenel F. SLoote School
During holidays religious donations are made to church and community organizations to give comfort to elderly and the disadvantaged
Financial support Heart Association
Donation of 5000 bottles of Tropical Bush Insect lotion to the “Chikungunya” campaign of the Ministry of Health
Education
The Building of two classrooms in the “Afobaka” community
Donation of printer and copier to the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Audiobook project - The development of Surinamese literature through a reading stimulation project for young people from VOJ and VOS schools
To encourage reading the foundation initiated a book project for primary schools to encourage reading of books by Suriname authors. 14 primary schools received books
The VSH Journalists Award
The Building of two classrooms in the “Afobaka” community
Donation of printer and copier to the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Audiobook project - The development of Surinamese literature through a reading stimulation project for young people from VOJ and VOS schools
To encourage reading the foundation initiated a book project for primary schools to encourage reading of books by Suriname authors. 14 primary schools received books
The VSH Journalists Award
Periodic financial contributions to SISME Plan for holiday music workshop
Lim A Po/Waaldijk Scholarship for students attending the FHR Lim A Po Institute
Spelling Bee project of the Kiwanis Club
Prize of the VOS Student Excellence Award
Donated computers and internet subscription to schools attended by children of our employees
Donation of printer and copier to several schools
Art
Music education for twenty students at the “Nationale Volksmuziekschool”
Donation to Theatre Society Thalia to promote quality theatre
Villa Zapakara Kindermuseum
National Art Fair 2015
The “ Surinaamse Zwembond” for purchase of new international time registration for keeping the time records of our national swimmers
Environment
In 2010 we became Friend of Green Suriname. We signed a contract with Suriname Conservation Foundation to cooperate in activities regarding protection of the environment and the preservation of nature in Suriname.