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 27, 2013

Have a very merry challenge!

Dear friend,

Last month we presented you with our brand new websites. Unfortunately, a technical error prevented you from actually seeing the websites. For that we apologize. Once again, we would like to invite you to visit our website. A little tip: check our beautiful infographic, which tells the Meet Kate story in a nutshell. 
                                                                              
But, there is more! November has been a very productive month in Ghana, The Netherlands and the UK! Read all about our UK-activities in this month's newsletter. 
Wishing you warmth and happiness!
 
Naa Akle Dromo Okantey & Myrthe Oostenbach
Presidents of Meet Kate UK and The Netherlands
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HAVE A VERY MERRY CHALLENGE!

 

Tis the season to be jolly, and at Meet Kate, we are overflowing with joy this season! This summer, a Global Giving UK representative came to Ghana to evaluate our projects and we embarked on what was to become a beautiful partnership. Global Giving UK is an online fundraising platform that works with small not-for-profit organizations to raise money for their projects. To make sure that the charities they invest in are motivated, they set us a challenge: Raise £2000 in 30 days. Completing the challenge will give us access to one of the biggest online-fundraising platforms out there, training, big corporate partnerships and so much more! This challenge has given our team the new burst of energy we needed to propel us from raising awareness into fundraising.
 
Our followers have overwhelmed us with their support and it warms my heart to see that we are really beginning to build a Meet Kate family in the UK too! Do you want to help us reach our target of £2000 by the 23rd of December? Click here!

 

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LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LINE

Four medical students did something special for us last month. They decided that they were going to challenge themselves to spend £1 a day on food, for 5 days in solidarity with the 2.4 billion people worldwide who are living in poverty. They have raised £800 and counting for Meet Kate. We are thankful that they are raising awareness of an important global issue as well as the positive message of Africa that Meet Kate wants to show the world.
 
Have you got any ideas of something fun or challenging that you can do to raise money for us? We would love to hear from you. Get in touch: uk@meetkate.org

 

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A LITTLE PIECE OF GHANA

Any occasion is an excuse for a party, so it was no surprise when everyone came out in their best Halloween outfit for Meet Kate night! If you look closely, you will see that they are wearing Meet Kate bracelets on their wrists. These were handmade by a craftsman in Ghana and were used as tickets to enter the club. Everyone loved having a little piece of Ghana to keep with them forever and all proceeds from the night, went to Meet Kate! Thank you to Medsoc for organizing it. 

 

 

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Dec 27, 2013

2013: highlights of the year

Dear friend , 



2013: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR
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JANUARY 25: MEET KATE ACADEMY
 
The first milestone of the year: the Meet Kate Academy was opened on January 25th. From that day on, 150 children from the neighbourhood receive a good primary education! And we are so proud!
 
Without Foundation to Build and all our sponsors, this project wouldn't have been such a success. 
 
 
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POULTRY FARM EXPANDS
 
What started in 2011 as an idea for a second self-reliance project, grew into a project with three thousand chickens! 
 
 
 
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KATE TURNED 11 YEARS!
 
Kate, our inspiration, turned 11 this year! Let us introduce her to you with this video.
 
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MARCH 10: LOVE, KATE 
 
We look back at a wonderful evening in the Little Buddha in Amsterdam, where we held our Love, Kate event. An evening where we celebrated our successes with friends, family and donors. 
 
Many thanks to all the artists who volunteered to perform for us that night and to our wonderful ambassadors Peter R. de Vries and Veronica van Hoogdalem!
 
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BRAND NEW ON THE INTERNET
 
With the start of Meet Kate UK, the expansion of our projects and the developments we've gone through as a foundation, it was time for a new website. And, thanks to Nico Veenman and Pim Veger, we got one!
 
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MEET KATE UK
 
We would like to take a moment to thank the Meet Kate UK team for their enthousiasm and support this year. They did a wonderful job raising funds and awareness with the Halloween Event and Global Giving Challenge. Meet the English board here.
 
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MEDAASI PAA! (THANKS A LOT!)
 
We would like to thank everyone for following and supporting us this past year! A foundation like ours cannot exist without the confidence of our loyal donors.
 
We'll be back next year!
 
Kind regards,
 
Meet Kate NL: Nienke, Muriel, Kiymet and Myrthe
Meet Kate UK: Naa, Guy, Rebecca and Tanya
Meet Kate Ghana: Kelly, Steve and Philomena

 

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Dec 5, 2013

Have a very merry challenge!

 

Dear friend,

Last month we presented you with our brand new websites. Unfortunately, a technical error prevented you from actually seeing the websites. For that we apologize. Once again, we would like to invite you to visit our website. A little tip: check our beautiful infographic, which tells the Meet Kate story in a nutshell. 
 
                                                                              
But, there is more! November has been a very productive month in Ghana, The Netherlands and the UK! Read all about our UK-activities in this month's newsletter. 

Wishing you warmth and happiness!
 
Naa Akle Dromo Okantey & Myrthe Oostenbach
Presidents of Meet Kate UK and The Netherlands
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HAVE A VERY MERRY CHALLENGE!

 

Tis the season to be jolly, and at Meet Kate, we are overflowing with joy this season! This summer, a Global Giving UK representative came to Ghana to evaluate our projects and we embarked on what was to become a beautiful partnership. Global Giving UK is an online fundraising platform that works with small not-for-profit organizations to raise money for their projects. To make sure that the charities they invest in are motivated, they set us a challenge: Raise £2000 in 30 days. Completing the challenge will give us access to one of the biggest online-fundraising platforms out there, training, big corporate partnerships and so much more! This challenge has given our team the new burst of energy we needed to propel us from raising awareness into fundraising.
 
Our followers have overwhelmed us with their support and it warms my heart to see that we are really beginning to build a Meet Kate family in the UK too! Do you want to help us reach our target of £2000 by the 23rd of December? Click here!

 

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LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LINE

Four medical students did something special for us last month. They decided that they were going to challenge themselves to spend £1 a day on food, for 5 days in solidarity with the 2.4 billion people worldwide who are living in poverty. They have raised £800 and counting for Meet Kate. We are thankful that they are raising awareness of an important global issue as well as the positive message of Africa that Meet Kate wants to show the world.
 
Have you got any ideas of something fun or challenging that you can do to raise money for us? We would love to hear from you. Get in touch: uk@meetkate.org

 

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A LITTLE PIECE OF GHANA

Any occasion is an excuse for a party, so it was no surprise when everyone came out in their best Halloween outfit for Meet Kate night! If you look closely, you will see that they are wearing Meet Kate bracelets on their wrists. These were handmade by a craftsman in Ghana and were used as tickets to enter the club. Everyone loved having a little piece of Ghana to keep with them forever and all proceeds from the night, went to Meet Kate! Thank you to Medsoc for organizing it. 

 

 

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