Van Deventer-Maas Stichting
'The objective of the Foundation is the promotion of the spiritual, intellectual and material welfare of the Indonesian people with specific attention to education; at the same time the social, spiritual and cultural development of Indonesian women and girls, and everything broadly related to this, will be promoted […] This support can be provided in the form of scholarships, stipends, training, or support of an educational project'.
In line with this general mandate the VDMS currently aims to achieve its objectives mainly by awarding scholarships to young Indonesian students in selected universities, academies and secondary schools. The Foundation also provides short training courses and regional meetings for its scholarship grantees, aiming to promote their personal development and chances in job markets. The VDMS also has the possibility to support additional projects in line with the Foundation’s mission.
Currently (2016) the VDMS provides approximately 800 scholarships each year to students in 33 universities, 2 polytechnics and academies, and 1 secondary school.
The foundation’s general objective is to promote the moral, intellectual, spiritual and material interests of the indigenous population of Indonesia.