Meet Kate Foundation

The objective of Meet Kate is to support needy children and their families in the area of Gomoa and Agona district (Ghana) in their basic needs and rights. Among them are education, housing, food and fun. We also strive to achieve two subgoals. First, we want the families and community but especially the parents of needy children to take and keep responsibility for the welfare of their children. Meet Kate does not want to be a quick fix, we want to help figure out what the best solution is for the child, through thorough research and in consultation with the parents. We believe parents should play a big part in this process. Second, Meet Kate makes sure that at the start of every project, ...
Dec 9, 2014

Questions & answer!

As Meet Kate values transparancy and an interactive relationship with its donors and followers, we'd like to give you the opportunity to ask questions about our work and projects. Are you curious to how a general day of our employees looks like? Or do you wonder how it is to them to work with a Western NGO? Or maybe you'd like to know how the students of the 'Meet Kate is going to School'-scholarships are doing. We would be happy to share it with you.

In two weeks time, the second half of December, Kiymet and Myrthe (two members of the Dutch board) will visit Ghana and the projects of the Meet Kate Foundation. They are wiling to answer any question, so don't hesitate to send them a message (info@meetkate.nl) with anything you would like to know! We'd love to hear from you. 

Dec 2, 2014

19th annual Graduation

Once again we are in another year and as we do every December, 45 girls and one boy are about to graduate on the 6th December, 2014. These students offered programs in Fashion Designing, Catering, Event and floral decor and Cake Decoration and sugarcraft.

During the program, the fashion design students will have a runway fashion show and will showcase beaded jeweleries, hats and bags and Africa print covered shoes. The caterers will have exhibition of foods, pastries, birthday and wedding cakes of all types.

 After the graduation, they will go for internship for 2 months and afterwards get a work.

 

Others would also have the opportunity to get admission

into the university, polytechnics, Nursing trainings and security agencies.We want to thank you for supporting us to give these ones a living and making them independent and economic vibrant.

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Oct 31, 2014

Greetings From Ghana

Naa in Ghana with one of the children.
Naa in Ghana with one of the children.

Hi lovely followers!

I recently came back from Ghana and I am so happy to report to you that, our team in Ghana remains phenomenal, (not that we doubted them for one second). Our vision has always been for Meet Kate in Ghana to be self-reliant, independent of support from the west and we are so excited that we are getting closer to that becoming a realisation.

The children and young people we support are at the centre of the work that we do and when I arrive at Meet Kate in Ghana, this is immediately obvious to me. I should be used to it by now, but it never fails to warm my heart. It is always so good to see the children. They grow so quickly, and their energy is infectious. 

The people I was really interested in though were the scholarship students, because as you know, they are Meet Kate UK’s focus. And we now have our first group of Alumni! Many of them were home with their families after a long, seemingly endless exam period. But I did get to catch up with Philip, who lives in the Meet Kate Children’s home. We took a walk together and he filled me in on what was happening in his life after exams.

Phillip is a charming, kind young man and acts like an older brother to all the kids in our home. He takes this role very seriously and we are very proud of the hard work he put into his final year. We trust him completely and to show him that we believe in his dream, we have now employed him in a small role at Meet Kate. With your help, he majored in business studies in Senior High School and wants to be an accountant.

Of course we already have a regular accountant, but we have now given Philip a small role where he keeps check on the accounts and reports to our accountant, who also mentors him on the side. We are sure that this is just the start of great things to come for Philip and we are so excited to be a part of his journey.

It was just one year ago that we took the GlobalGiving UK challenge to raise £2000 in one month and with your help we were able to raise more than that. Where has the year gone? As Christmas comes round again, we hope you will remember us as you do your Christmas shopping. Why not make a donation to us on behalf of someone else? It will be a nice present for them and definitely for us too!

We hope you are enjoying the last few days of autumn as winter begins to creep in. Surround yourself in warmth and love and thank you once again for being our friend. 

Till next time

Naa 

Phillip has a bright future ahead of him.
Phillip has a bright future ahead of him.

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