Wie zijn wij?

Apeksha is opgericht door Henny Bouman, die het bestuur met raad en daad bijstaat en wanneer mogelijk de scholen en pupillen in Sri Lanka bezoekt. Het bestuur bestaat uit (v.l.n.r.) Shelly Linssen (voorzitter), Sander Bouman (financiën) en Nils von der Assen (communicatie).


Voor vragen of om te abonneren op de nieuwsbrief, kun je altijd mailen naar: info@apeksha.nl

Donateur worden? Neem contact op met Sander: 06-24845895

Andere vragen? Neem contact op met Shelly: 06-42345254 of Nils: 06-13301231

Zo stelden we ons bij ons aantreden in oktober 2020 voor aan de pupillen:



My name is Shelly, I am 36 years young and have 2 children, Nadia & Angus. We live in Scheveningen near the beach. Next year I will start a new job as a National Emergency Relief Coordinator at the Red Cross. In previous years, I had my own Yoga school. I love the sea and love to dance. I am part of the crew on board of the martime rescue boat in Scheveningen. I look forward to meeting you all and working together within Apeksha, helping new pupils develop their talents. See you soon!


Hi there,

My name is Sander and I am 39 years ‘young’ and live in The Hague. Together with Claire (my girlfriend) we have two sons, Mika and Kane (4,5 and 1,5 years respectively). 

As you may know, I am Henny’s eldest son, and probably not surprisingly, I was born in Sri Lanka too. At the age of two, me and my (biological) sister Tamara (9 months old at the time) were adopted by Henny and his wife Thea. Casper was born after we were adopted, so we have a Dutch brother too. I am currently working for a Swedish company called Vattenfall as a project manager and I am responsible for the execution of projects related to district heating in several cities in the Netherlands. A few of my hobbies are (wind)surfing, traveling, spending time with my loved ones, watching movies, listening to music, reading non-fiction books and riding my motorcycle. I look forward to meeting you all soon. 

I am proud to be part of the new board of Apeksha and I am confident we can contribute in helping young children develop their talents and become the best version of themselves by providing the necessary tools and resources required. Take care and talk soon!


Vanakkam dear Apekshans!

Completing our band of three, here’s Nils, a 32-year old happy chap from The Hague with an open mind, a quick smile, a curious ear and an eager pen. Books are my passion and my job – I love to read, and professionally, I edit book manuscripts for publishers from around The Netherlands. Also, I am currently writing my first book. 

I’m honoured and excited to have joined Apeksha and look forward to getting to know all of you. As Apeksha’s ‘communications’ person, my big goal is to get your and future pupils’ stories out there – to let our donors and followers know who you are, what dreams and ambitions you have, what drives and excites you in life. Always feel free to reach out to me if you feel like sharing something about your journey. Together, I am sure we can build a strong community, and as a community, I believe we can achieve more than we might think. Let’s go!