Andrew Dijkhoff


Trained as a physicist, with a love for Papiamento* and culture.

Onira Severina

Board member

Onira is a pivotal figure, also serving as the VP of IT. She thoroughly enjoys organizing events and optimizing IT processes for efficiency.

Nathania Velasquez

Board member

Theater maker, producer and can be found on the Boom Chicago stage during the weekends. Human experiences and interpersonal relationships are among her sources of inspiration.

Shirley Elvilia


Shirley, in addition to being the secretary, is also a Papiamento* teacher. She has a warm heart for the language, culture, and our beloved people.

Jerella Polonius


Jerella, in addition to being the treasurer, also teaches Papiamento* for the courses for medical students.

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The SPLIKA Foundation focuses not only on activities within the Netherlands for the societal strengthening of Papiamento* and the culture of the ABC islands but also provides support through Papiamento* courses to, among others, expatriates, medical students, and children going to Aruba, Bonaire, or Curaçao for work or vacation.

Are you interested in one of our Papiamento* courses or would you like to know more about our foundation and collaborate? Fill out the form, and one of our team members will contact you as soon as possible.