Group picture the day Mark (middle) left
Dear friends of Meet Kate
A new year, new plans and projects and of course a new project report! In this first project report of 2012 you can read all about the plans of Meet Kate, our new board and saying goodbye to Mark van Doorn. Let's make it a year filled with challenges and great results:
She inspires... We invest. Get involved!
Friendly greetings from both The Netherlands and Ghana,
Myrthe Oostenbach and Kelly de Vries
Chairman and Director of Meet Kate
- Plans for 2012
After a fantastic 2011 it is time to focus on the new year to come. We are facing and exciting and challenging year. Because, we are starting with the construction of our primary school. This primary school will give high-quality and personal education to 200 children from the surrounding area. Small classes, individual coaching, computer lessons and sports and games will be the main focus of the Meet Kate International Primary School. The construction was supposed to start February 1st, but our contractor was in a car accident and is in the hospital with two broken leg. We expect to start the construction in early April. Feel better soon Robert!
Coming months we will keep you posted through our website, social media, project reports and our newsletter. We have raised 100.000 dollars so far and with this money we can finish the first 2 phases of the project. Through GlobalGiving we hope to raise the final 40.000 dollars needed to finished the first floor of the school. Curious about the plans and blue prints? We have added the link here for you.
- Changing of the guards
To execute all these plans, we need active and enthusiastic board members. We therefore decided to shift and expand a bit in our board. After some good interviews, we have finally completed our new board. This is the group of people that will make it happen in 2012! Click on the link below for everyone's motivation and meet our board!
Kelly de Vries: President
Myrthe Oostenbach: Chairman
Nienke Mauritz: Secretary
Jurriaan Verweij: Treasurer
Muriel Koch: Board member Communication
Joline Deen: Board member Fundraising
Dianne Swinkels: Board member Fundraising
Tom Bijkerk: Board member Webhosting
- Thanks, Mark!
Mark van Doorn, project manager of 'Meet Kate is going to school', has lived in Ghana for a year. He ensured that six children are able to finish their high school. He talk about his experience at Meet Kate:
"What a year I've had. Living and working in Ekwamkrom, Ghana, where the Meet Kate Children's Home has been up and running since August 2010. Coming up with new projects, evaluating them, accepting and rejecting children to the Children's Home and also dealing with all the adjustments in your personal live. I only worked for Meet Kate for 12 months, but it has given me experiences and knowledge I couldn't have gotten in The Netherlands in 20 years. On Monday, January 16th 2012 I flew back to The Netherlands where I'll adjust to the fast, hasty and luxurious life. This way I'm learning about two totally different worlds. I have yet to figure out which suits me best. I do know that the experience that I got from working for Meet Kate convinced me of the use of their work and makes me want to experience a year like this again."
Every month we will give you an update on our projects on GlobalGiving. If you would like to get daily update, become friends with us on Facebook for the latest pictures, movies and stories. You can also visit our website: www.meetkate.org for more information or to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.
The Meet Kate Children's Home and Daycare Centre