For our foundation in The Netherlands, we are now looking for an enthousiastic new member of our board. We now have a vacancy for a secretary, but a boardmember specialized in fundraising or who is able to participate actively in our board meetings is also more than welcome. Further information can be found in the text of the vacancy. Or you can call Maartje (chairman) or Ruben (secretary and treasurer).
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On february 10th, we won the third price for the ‘Goede Doelen Award’ from Booksforlife Nijmegen. Booksforlife Nijmegen owns a shop in Nijmegen and sells second hand books daily. Many quality books can be found in the shop for only a few euros (max €4). 90% of the sales goes to social projects, distributed each year.
There was a lot of interest for the award-event and we had good competition from 2 other quality projects. Kompas Mengelmoes, a local city initiative won the first price. It was very nice to see that so many women in Nijmegen are reached to let them participate in society in a creative and low-profile way. For the third price we received a cheque of €600. We are grateful, this stimulates us to continue our work. With thanks to the team of booksforlife Nijmegen!
First of all we wish you a happy new year. The year starts very good for us. Booksforlife Nijmegen decided to nominate us for their yearly ‘goede doelen’ (developmental project) award. We are very honoured and proud to be selected.
On the 10th of February Books for Life wll celebrate this with an event where the projects will be represented. You are welcome to come, your vote counts if you are part of this! Don’t miss this spectacular granting! The project with the most votes will win!
See also Booksforlife
In the wonderful ambiance of the church of Uitgeest, our wine tasting event was very succesfull!
On behalf of the projects in Ghana, the WOSU organized a tasting party together with Vreeburgs slijterij (liquor store) in Uitgeest. Accompanied by harp-music by chairwoman Maartje Bos, about 60 guests tasted some of the most delicious wines. The final returns have to be rated yet, but we raised about € 600 from entrance fees and our guests ordered a lot of the wines they tasted! Thank you very much! It is still possible to order these delicious wines from our list
Dear friends of Ghana, on the 12th of October we organize a wine tasting dinner in Uitgeest. Vreeburg Uitgeest (local ‘slijterij’) selected a combination of fine delicious wines (red, white & rose). No drinking without eating, so we’ll serve you with some nice finger food. It will be an informal and pleasant evening including live harp music! Interested in learning more about wines and support our programs in Ghana? You are very much welcome. Doors are open @ 19.00 hrs.
Join us and stimulate all your senses in the historical Church of Uitgeest.
On the 5th of sept Elos NL (www.elosnederland.nl) will organize a
Community of Practice about Non Violent communication, together with Maartje Bos. We’ll dive into the challenge of dealing with resistance of people during oasis games and in work/life in general. For instance, restistance to change or to try new things. Everyone interested is welcome. We’ll have guests from Brazil who are very experienced in non violent communicationg. I’ll be co-facilitating the workshop whereby I will also make use of my work experiences in Amsterdam.
To me the ‘oasis’ evenings are always very inspiring with a good combination of having fun, sharing ideas and knowledge and practical experience.
Hope to meet you there! see invitation below for more information!
Foundation Partnership Ghana (Stichting Partnership Ghana) reports a successful first year! Together with partner CPYWD they worked on their educational and beekeeping-projects in North-Ghana.
All volunteers and donors, thank you!!!!!
During their visit to Ghana in january 2012, Maartje Bos and Sanne Peters brought the thoughts of Janusz Korczak further into practice. They let the children from Tamale express their basic emotions (happy, glad, angry, scared) in the most beautiful pictures!
And, for the facilitators Sanne and Maartje organized a competition for the best participating community and for the best facilitator.
In january, three boardmembers of FPG (Foundation Partnership Ghana), Maartje Bos, Sanne Peters and Ruben Koeckhoven visited the CPYWD-projects in Ghana. During their two-week-stay they were hosted by Yakubu Iddrisu, director of CPYWD. Together with CPYWD many meetings were organized with the staff, the facilitators of the ASP’s (After School Programs), the beekeepers, and a mini-conference was held with local partners and potential partners. All these meetings were very fruitful: long-term visions were developed and short-term actionplans were worked out. But most impressive were the visits to the communities to see the ASP’s and to meet the beekeepers and see their (colonized!) hives!
Yesterday, Maartje Bos finished second in her category ‘Good’ at the Viva 400 votings for the most successful young women of 2011. After winner Dina-Perla Marciano she got the most votes. During a great women-only-dinner in Amsterdam, the winners were announced. Among the winners were celebs as Carice van Houten!
We congratulate Maartje with this great achievement and thank all the people who supported her by bringing their votes!