XSF was founded in 2002 by
- Marcel van der Wal and
- Sander Daems
With the goal to climb 7-summits together and why not for a good cause ?
Why setup our own ? As there are many large Foundations , who have a lot of overhead costs and directors taking a big salary from the actual donations, we want to make sure that most of the income will go directly into the right project. Clear and direct. No middleman, no 250 employees. So we want to be as direct to the source with funding as we can be. That’s why we keep it simple.
Now in 2018 , we are taking up our new goals and give fresh input. Not only for the anti-poaching project but also for a new Bird Project. Not many foundation have projects aimed only at birds, and we find that a great miss. Birds are heavily overlook when it comes to abuse and poaching.
We are taught as children to first look at the big things. Elephants, Lions, Tigers and Rhino get a lot of attention, which is good. We learn to value birds as we get older. Like we learn to value the tiny hidden things underwater after we have more than 50 dives. The little things matter in life, remember?
The imprisonment of bird problem is worldwide a catastrophy. How many people hold a bird in small cages at home, or look up an entire population in a voliera in the backyard…. To us, it is a crime. The rest of your life in jail. Born to fly. Never again.
We – XSF- climb to feel free. We climb to share this freedom. We feel free, when birds can fly.
FLYING IS THE ULTIMATE FREEDOM
If you have a bird at home, don’t feel offended by this, please reconsider your hobby and say to yourself: Guys, your are right, it’s time to stop this.
We welcome all of you to catch up and connect their sportive goal to one of ours and start fundraising with us !