In the Netherlands, people with a mild intellectual disability are able to participate in society fairly well.
Supported by passionate and competent care providers they lead relatively independent lives, merging into society.
That same indepency however, decreases the visibility of less obvious problems, such as the need for support in individual and emotional development.
Tighter budgets confront care professionals with a heavy workload, leaving little room for the necessary extra attention.
Jewel Kids was founded to give children and adolescents with a mild disability that extra attention, by means of a day trip or a short holyday.