It’s VelopA’s mission to make spending time together in public spaces more pleasant. All our products are designed to enhance the time we spend together outdoors. For us, it’s all about bringing people enjoyment!
VelopA supplies bicycle parking facilities on a large scale. These products promote cycling and the use of bicycles. We do this because we believe in the future of cycling and we believe that it has enormous potential to help make our society more sustainable. Furthermore, cycling is healthy. For VelopA, cycling is sustainable to the core and by encouraging it, we are also contributing to a healthy society.
To give cycling a further boost, VelopA has developed a charging point for electric bicycles. Promoting the use of electric bicycles means enabling an even larger group of people to cycle.
We also supply sports and play facilities for outdoor spaces. These facilities promote sport and encourage play for everyone. A well-equipped playground or sports area makes it possible for everyone to get enough exercise.
Richard Krajicek Foundation
As part of our efforts to support the use of outdoor sports facilities, VelopA Nederland has formed a partnership with the Richard Krajicek Foundation. This is a charitable organization which promotes sports within a socially safe environment for youngsters who live in areas with limited facilities. In Krajicek Playgrounds, there is supervision available for sport and games for at least nine hours a week. This supervision means that groups of people that would not normally be able to exercise also have the chance to do so. They are also encouraged to try sports that they could not normally afford. The Richard Krajicek Foundation does not buy products or ‘hardware’; it focuses on the ‘software’ – providing supervision on existing sites.
We help the Richard Krajicek Foundation by financing scholarships for three young people. This money allows the Richard Krajicek Foundation to pay for their training to become fully qualified sports instructors. As part of their studies, they provide 100 hours of supervision at a playground. The three trainees that VelopA Nederland sponsored in 2011-2012 provided sports supervision in Amersfoort, The Hague and Rotterdam.
Two of them have recorded a guided tour of the playground where they worked. You can watch the tours here.
Sherilyn, scholarshipper of the Richard Krajicek Foundation in Rotterdam, Hoogvliet
Laila, scholarshipper of the Richard Krajicek Foundation in Den Haag
An example of a project that has been carried out by VelopA Nederland.
For example the Vestia Playground in Hoogvliet, Rotterdam. A combination of sports and play facilities which brings users together.
We are also exploring a number of other projects with the Richard Krajicek Foundation to meet their specific needs. For example, we are currently looking at a proposal for providing supervision at the Krajicek Playgrounds throughout the whole year, instead of just for nine months. We very much hope we can help make this happen.