By Muriel Koch - Secretary of Meet Kate Foundation
This month, Meet Kate got some visitors from other organisations. They said so many lovely things about us and about the great work we are doing. For me, being a part of Meet Kate is such a marvellous thing but sometimes working within it, you can lose sight of just how remarkable it is. It is nice sometimes, to take a step back and look at Meet Kate through the eyes of visitors. Then I can fully appreciate that we can only do what we do because of all the wonderful people involved.
Kate inspired Kelly to start Meet Kate Foundation and she is still an inspiration to us today. But behind the scenes, there are other people without whom Meet Kate wouldn’t be the same. Today we would like you to meet just a few of those special people.
We can’t forget that Meet Kate only works because of the collaboration between you and the team in Ghana. We couldn’t do any of it without you: our lovely donors and followers.
Mr. Annam has great vision! He is open-minded and is always ready for new ideas to make the school better. He sees so much potential in both the children and teachers and wants to see them all succeed. This month, he entered the school in a cultural competition. Even though the school is only a few months old and competition was tough, Mr. Annam believed in the children and they won 1st prize. Meet him and you will understand why Meet Kate Academy, though barely a year old, is already thriving.
Lives in the Meet Kate Children's Home
She is beautiful, funny and confident. Sometimes, she is shy in the way that teenagers are when they are unsure of themselves.
Janet wants to be a hairdresser. She said to Naa “I want to do your hair for you so that you can look beautiful. That’s why I want to be a hairdresser, so that I can make everyone look beautiful”. There is so much beauty in this young girl and that is why she inspires!
He is the head administrator at Meet Kate. He is also the one who now oversees the cocoa plantation.
One of Meet Kate’s visions has always been self-reliance. We are at the stage now where we really want to focus on the projects being run by locals. With Kelly now living in Accra, Kofi is one of the keys in making this transition smooth. He sends daily updates to Kelly and takes all the beautiful pictures you see on Facebook.
Helen works for GlobalGiving UK: an online platform that allows people to make online donations to charities. They also help small organisations with training and advice.
Helen was with Meet Kate for one week. She met all the staff and children and will write a report on what Meet Kate does well and suggest some tips on how we can be even better. GlobalGiving UK and Meet Kate UK are starting an exciting partnership. Helen worked with Naa to get this off to a great start.
She brought so many ideas, enthusiasm and positivity! That’s what we love at Meet Kate. Thank you Helen. Meet Kate UK looks forward to working with you. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NEWS FROM GHANA
Meet Kate has recently expanded with a school shop and a carport. Parents will be able to buy school uniforms, gym clothes, school books, notebooks, pens and pencils at our school shop. The new carport is to protect our car's from the wear and tear caused by the wheather conditions in Ghana. Our pick-up is currently at the garage for a major overhaul. There is a lot of rust on the car, and because of the many potholes in the roads, the car has a lot to endure. Hopefully, in two weeks time, the car is in good condition again.
The school year is coming to an end. August 1st is the start of summer vacation in Ghana. Right now, the children are working hard at their exams! Exciting!
Our 'my bood buddy' library project is up and running for about three weeks now and it's going very well. The children are very enthusiastic and make sure to bring their books on Fridays to switch it for a new one! 'Reading is fun!'.
Last Friday, the students of the Meet Kate Academy played a friendly match against the teachers of the Fairview school, to strengthen our relationship. The match ended in a draw: 1-1.
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