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, ...
Mar 4, 2013

Love, Kate

 
 
 
The sun was out yesterday and I thought that finally spring had come. Today, the clouds have come back with a vengeance and with it the low temperatures. But nothing can quench all this excitement. I absolutely love being president of Meet Kate Foundation UK.
 
We had our first board meeting and it was a great success. We left with lots of positive energy and bursting with ideas. We have a few things up our sleeve but can’t reveal them yet. Be on the lookout in the next newsletter, or better still on Facebook.
 
We have been overwhelmed by your support and we love hearing from you, so feel free to send us an email: uk@meetkate.org, especially if you have any ideas about fundraising for us.
 
Last year, I had a great time visiting Myrthe in Holland, a year after we first met in Ghana. This time my trip to Holland is more for “business” purposes but I can’t think of business that’s more fun. Love, Kate is going to be such an amazing event! It will be so nice to meet all the followers and supporters of Meet Kate and the music is set to be top class.
 
The preparations are underway, and even in the UK we are inspired by the idea. Watch our version of the “Share the word, Spread the love” video!

Think you can do better? Send your version to myrtheoostenbach@meetkate.nl. Personally, I am most excited about meeting the people behind Meet Kate Netherlands: the team that make the magic happen. Kelly will be visiting from Ghana, so it’s a perfect opportunity to see her again and of course my dear friend Myrthe; but also, the board, ambassadors and volunteers.
 
After that, I’ll come back to studying, but I have no doubt I will be inspired and have a lot to share with the UK team.
 
Till next time,
 
Kind regards
 
Naa
President Meet Kate Foundation UK
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Finishing touches

After a successful opening, the school is now almost ready for use. The finishing touches are being made, and it's looking nice! The paths and fence are finished and in three weeks time we'll put up the slides, swings and seesaws. Finally, we'll lay green grass between the paths to give the school a fresh look. 
But, no school without students. Fortunately, many children want to attend our school. Since the opening, so many children have enrolled that we are now full! This is a wonderful start for the new school year and sign that parents in the Ekwamkrom area appreciate and believe in what we’ve been doing so far! 


The paths and fence are finished around the Meet Kate Academy
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Feb 5, 2013

Opening of the Meet Kate Academy

Newsletter January 2013
Newsletter January 2013

On January 25th, after 8 months of hard work, we finally had the official opening of the Meet Kate Academy, where we'll be teaching 150 students. With speeches of president Kelly de Vries, ambassador Peter R. de Vries and several honorary guests, it was a festive and special day.  

 The construction of the school literally cost blood, sweat and tears, but the result is magnificent! We are so very proud! The past few months we have documented the development of the construction and today we'd like to share it with you. 

In the attachment you'll find our newsletter with pictures of the opening.
To get a 30 second overview of the construction of the building, check out this film

 Meet Kate would like to thank everyone for contributing to the construction of this primary school. Without you, we couldn't have done it! 

The Meet Kate Team

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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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