Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire William Butler Yeats
This also being the profound conviction of Huibert Boumeester he decided to set up the ir. H.G. Boumeester Foundation, named after one of his ancestors. This foundation looks to support people who do not have sufficient or possibly any means to cover the costs of an education. Currently priority is given to applications that concern the education of young people living in Africa or Asia.
The ir. H.G. Boumeester foundation, registered in the Netherlands, is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Trustees assess the applications for funding. In this they are guided by criteria that have been set after ample consideration.