The Team

Our team is always happy to meet you when they’re not busy designing or delivering our solutions. This is us:

Matthijs de Rave


Idris van Heffen


Karlijn Jacobs


Our History

In 1979, a children’s book writer was born.
In 1985, an artist was born.
In 1986, a do-gooder was born.

Their paths did not cross until one spent a big part of his career in international health care services, another built a successful design studio that aims to inspire children, and the last was a children’s therapist that accompanied her partner on an international move.

In 2020, they joined forces and Expat Valley was founded.
In 2021, they launched the First Aid Kid.
In 2022, they continued developing solutions for international children and introduced the World’s Happiest Ecosystem.

In 2023, Expat Valley is a social enterprise with a continuously improving range of solutions and programs, all intended to accomplish our ultimate goal: we want international children to thrive!