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Terre des Hommes sounds gong in fight against child exploitation

Terre des Hommes opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange to call attention to the fight against child exploitation. The gong is sounded by director Albert Jaap van Santbrink of the children's charity. He is part of an expedition of directors and owners of companies and institutions later this month, climbing the highest mountain in Africa to raise money.

The proceeds of the ascent of Kilimanjaro (5895 m) will be for children who are being exploited in gold mines in Tanzania. The children are involved in heavy physical labour that is also hazardous. In addition, these children are often victims of physical and sexual abuse. With the sponsorship children can go back to school or receive vocational training for building a better and safer future.

The expedition will start next Saturday. Terre des Hommes is being supported - among others - by ASML Foundation, the corporate foundation of Euronext-listed ASML (ticker symbol: ASML).

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