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, ...
Jan 2, 2013

Looking back at a wonderful year

Dear followers,

Happy new year to you all! We hope all your dreams come true this coming year. 

At Meet Kate, we look back at a wonderful and successful year. Our anniversary, our new ambassador, the national tv commercial, changes in the board, the construction of the primary school. Our last newsletter of the year sums it all up for you.  

In 2013 we hope to continue doing what we love to do. We want continue working on our projects becoming financially independent and sustainable so more and more children will have a chance to a brighter future. 

We hope you'll stay with us in 2013 and continue to follow and support our projects and foundation!

Love,

Meet Kate

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Dec 27, 2012

Great news: Meet Kate UK!

Meet Kate UK
Meet Kate UK

We have great news! Proudly we present to you... Meet Kate UK!

Below you can read Myrthe's story about how she and Naa (President Meet Kate UK) met and how our little UK sister came to be!

Check out our extra newsletter and read Naa's story and vision on Ghana and Meet Kate.

In 2006 the Meet Kate Foundation was established in the Netherlands. Since then, we have been growing. Expanding in our projects; increasing the number of people who benefit from our work and snowballing in spreading our message. Through online platforms such as Facebook and Global Giving, we are getting more and more international friends and followers.

In 2011, I was volunteering in Ghana, and in my first weeks I shared my host family with another volunteer called Naa; a British girl born in Ghana and with whom I immediately felt a great connection to. Although we only knew each other for a couple of weeks before she flew back home, we stayed in touch, and last summer Naa visited me in Amsterdam. Naa, Kelly and I share the same great ambition and enthusiasm in showing the potential in Africa, and now we unite in one mission: Meet Kate!

So how does it all work? Meet Kate Foundation UK was established in November 2012 and is the sister charity of Meet Kate Foundation in the Netherlands. Its aim is to raise awareness and money for projects that Meet Kate Foundation Ghana undertakes. While doing that, we will show people the positive side of Africa.

Though Meet Kate UK has their own seperate board, Meet Kate’s core values are still the same: we still believe that there is more to Africa than just poverty; we still start each project with the aim of leaving them self-reliant; we still work and co-operate with the local people on meaningful small scale projects; and we still believe in keeping everything 100% transparent. The only difference? Now we can reach more people, and people in England can hear about and get involved with us more easily.

Kind regards,

Myrthe Oostenbach
President Meet Kate Foundation the Netherlands

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Dec 12, 2012

GRADUATING 78 GIRLS IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Graduand collecting her certificate
Graduand collecting her certificate

As usual FrankEve graduates a lot of girls who have gone through the Vocational Training successfully every year as well as give them the opportunities to do internships, attachments and also job placement.

This year’s graduation was a talk in town as thousands of people invited by the graduands (families, friends, club members, church members, neighbours etc) came to cheer them up during End of Course graduation in the following programmes: Fashion Designing, Culinary Artistry, Cake decoration and sugar craft, Floral and Event Decoration and Jewellery Artistry.

Because of the huge number of students graduating, the programme was divided into two sections. The first one was cerebrated on the 29th of September, 2012 which 24 girls were graduated.  

On the 1st of December 2012, 54 girls were also graduated. This brought the Ghana Education Director and The one in charge of Second cycle education to be the Guest Speaker of the occasion. The chairman for the occasion was also a well known Educationalist who was the former Headmaster of Swedru School of Business in the Person Mr. John Quaicooi. These honorable men were overwhelm at the level the Foundation has trained the girls due to the dresses they saw during the fashion parade and the Wedding and Novelty cakes as well as the Internationals dishes exhibited.

To make the graduation more lovely the Royal Babes Choreogrpahy and the Cadet Group of FrankEve also performed under the graduation.

Before the end of the programme, all the students were given according to their courses offered. Others who performed well were awarded respectively.

Director of FrankEve giving her speech
Director of FrankEve giving her speech
wedding dress showcased by a graduand
wedding dress showcased by a graduand
Graduands wedding cake exhibited
Graduands wedding cake exhibited

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