Michiel moved to Kinshasa in October 2014 because of the work of his partner. Since his arrival he had the intention to work for an NGO and so he came across `En Classe`. Previously, Michiel worked in the oil and gas industry in various places in the world. In Indonesia, he has already educated children, aged 9 to 14, in computer literacy. He firmly believes that improving education and the school environment are amongst the basic requirements for a better life.