Joanne Noordink Foundation.
Joanne’s work focused our work on the support of children and our project was called “Joanne’s Children in Uganda”. However, as we extended our activities in the course of the years, we discovered that we needed a more formal basis for our activities, resulting in the Joanne Foundation.
The way the Joanne Foundation operates is characterized by keywords like: small, controllable, communicative, honest, reliable and transparent.
Our main objective is taking care of the children included in our program and to pay their tuition until the moment they have obtained a vocational certificate. This will enable them to find a job and become self-reliant. The foundation does not want the children to become dependent on its help, we support them until they are able to take care of themselves.
For more information consult the following link (joannefoundation.nl)
Feedback regarding our donation for 2016.
Medio 2016 kregen we het bericht dat de Anglican Church St. Mary een bijdrage wilde leveren aan het werk van de Joanne Foundation. Daar waren we erg blij mee en we denken een mooie bestemming gevonden te hebben voor het gedoneerde geld: een waterpomp in een van de dorpskernen van Ndegeya, Oeganda.
We willen nu graag verslag uitbrengen van de besteding van het door de Anglican Church St. Mary gedoneerde geld. More in detailed report .......
Dabwe Town in Liberia was a flourishing town with a school and fruitful farming projects. The town was founded by the Liberian Dabwe Wiah and his Dutch wife Mineke Muilerman. The Liberian civil war brutally ended their life’s dream and family happiness. Dabwe Town was profoundly damaged.
But now a new, peaceful era has begun. The next generation is dedicated to continuing the life’s dream of her parents. From the Netherlands, aid is provided to the inhabitants of Dabwe Town so that they can develop and improve their living conditions themselves. Help build an independent, self-supporting and self-assured community that will set an example in Liberia and function as a catalyst for sustainable projects.
Mineke Foundation was founded in January 2009 to further the social and economic development of the Dabwe Town community in Liberia, West Africa. This includes the renovation of a school, a school gardening project (which will provide education about basic agricultural techniques), sanitation and hygiene, and entrepreneurship. They focus on women and children, especially girls.
The Mineke Foundation is supported by our congregation.
Young Achievers - Namibia
Youg Achievers is a group of more then 60 youngsters from Katutura (Namibia), ages varying between seven and 22, from the former township Katutura in the city of Windhuk.
Youngsters from this township normally have limited chances to develop and achieve something in the end. From dissatisfaction about this situation and from a strong drive to achieve something a few youngsters did set up the "Young Achievers"
Young Achievers has following three goals:
- Give youngsters a vision towards life or an objective in life.
- Inspire youngsters and motivate them to become responisble citizens (locally, regionally as well as global).
- Support youngsters in their personal growth towards positive avenues.
Young Achievers meet every Saturday between 13:00 and 16:00 in the Multi Purpose / Youth Centre. This Centre has been allocated by the Ministry of Youth. During these sessions all activities are aimed at three essences in the developement of skills:
- Intellectual skills
- Professional skills
- Social skills
The Young Achievers are being supported by a group of adults, acting as coordinators. These coordinators, originating from the same township did experience by themselves the difficulty to achieve something from this background. They, however, have been succesfull (completed their studies at university, promoted and do have jobs at the Ministry or at the United Nations) and do feel a moral duty to support others in this.
The coordinators are, as it were, 'role models' for the youngsters. As expert by experience they know very well what the tresholds area and what kind of help is needed for the youngsters. They too sense that motivation has to come from the youngsters themselves.
Achievers United supports the project Young Achievers Namibia. Our contacts to Young Achievers Namibia are Ferdinand and Pandu Hailonga-van Dijk.
The Young Achievers - Namibia is also supported by our congregation.
Young Achievers: A Personal Testimony by Lowbousky Kaalush
Since the establishment of the Young Achievers Empowerment Project in September of 2004, the Anglican Church has been the sole donor of this youth-led organization in Namibia. It empowers and motivates young people to have a sense of vision and mission in their lives. Highlighting this is the article below, a testimonial from one of the members onhow the funding of the Anglican Church has made an impact on his life.
My name is Lowbousky Kaalushu, and I am a member of the Young Achievers Empowerment Youth project, joining the organization in 2010 when I was in my 10th grade. I am now a final year student at the International University of Management and I am completing my Honours' Degree in Travel and Tourism.
In my first year, I was lucky to get funds from the Anglican Church, which I used to buy my Laptop. Currently, I am still using it to complete my assignments and type up my schoolwork. Ever since I joined the group, my life has changed drastically in a positive way. I cannot imagine how I would have turned out if I were not a part of this amazing project. The organization gave me shelter and a sense of belonging. Before I joined the group, I lacked self-confidence. I had low self-esteem, suffered from stage fright and I had poor communication skills.
I overcame all of these in my first few months with the group and was so well prepared that I was able to organize our annual Katutura Career Fair three times in a row as well as educational trips and annual conferences twice. I am currently the events co-coordinator for the Windhoek Branch (main branch). I make sure that the events on our annual calendar happen.
The Anglican Church has been and still is playing a major role in the development of the group in which. I, with many other members, have benefited directly. On their behalf, I am so proud that we have such donors who really support and care for us. As a Young Achievers member with the help of your organization, we will continue making a difference to the lives of young people and make a positive impact.
In conclusion, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all the members of the church who give their offerings every Sunday. Extending those funds out to our organization has really assisted so many young people and has greatly contributed in sustaining the organization's activities. May the almighty Lord continue to shower blessings upon each and every member of the Anglican Church Twente. We look forward to welcoming members of the Anglican Church to Namibia so that they can see the wonderful work that their funds have contributed to the success of our organization.