Today we’re publishing our annual report for 2019. We are happy to share it with you. The theme of our annual report is “Building”. In 2019, Woord en Daad saw the revenues from our loyal supporters grow. Director-director Rina Molenaar: “We build our programs on the strong foundation of a committed support base and a solid partner network. Even in the uncertain times of the corona crisis, that foundation is vital.” We would like to tell you the story of the people who build a future through these programs in the video below. Thank you for your commitment to
The corona crisis affects all of us. People here in the Netherlands, but also farmers, families and entrepreneurs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. From all corners of the world we are getting updates about a growing number of people infected with Covid-19, governmental measures and lockdowns. Since we know first-hand about the lack of clean drinking water, hygiene and health care in many of the countries we work in, we are greatly worried. How to take care of good hygiene without clean water? How to have enough to eat when there is no work tomorrow? How to protect
During the “Week of Creation” several events had been organized to debate about living sustainable lives. I was going to have a talk with students in the morning and at night a debate was planned with several keynote speakers and entrepreneurs. However, on Thursday our Prime Minister held a press conference and all meetings were canceled. That afternoon many decisions had to be made. At Woord en Daad all events and fundraising activities had to be cancelled. Our fast moving, dynamic country came to a screaming halt. The virus that is moving around the world also brought our country
With a solid stick, Sorie Koroma bashes on what looks like a pile of dried grass. While Sorie continues to bash the dry blades, two women kneel at the edge of the pile. They set aside the dry grass and throw some hands of rice grains in a big thatched bowl. The rice harvest is in full swing, these are busy weeks for Sorie, his wife Mamusu and his mother Yeabu. The harvest time should be a period of happiness, but for the Koroma family the joy is overshadowed by worries. The 35-year old rice farmer lives in Mecca,
November 20th, 2019 2 sessions were organized to highlight some new features of the WDCAP dashboard which was released on November 13th, 2019. In case you were not able to join us during the sessions, one of the recordings has been made available for you. You could find the video on this page. Please forward your questions or feedback to Annelien (email@example.com).
On October 3rd Woord en Daad organized an event about Sierra Leone. About 40 sponsors were present during this event. Sanday Kamara from our partner organization CTF and Jonathan Bambara from partner organization EFSL spoke about the impact of the sponsorship program in Sierra Leone. They highlighted the INCE program, the ebola epidemic in 2014/2015 and the WASH program at their schools. After the presentation of Sanday and Jonathan there was time for discussion between sponsors, CTF staff and Woord en Daad staff. We had good discussions in 4 different groups. Questions were asked about the context of Sierra
September 24th, 2019 2 sessions were organized to highlight some new features of the WDCAP dashboard which was released on August 29th. In case you were not able to join us during the sessions, one of the recordings has been made available for you. You could find the video on this page. Please forward your questions or feedback to Annelien (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Tuesday 17 September the ambitious and unique water project ‘WaterPricing’ was launched. Six parties from Ethiopia and the Netherlands are working together to realize a good water management of the Awash river. This river provides a green oasis in a dry region and is the lifeline for millions of Ethiopians. The Awash river source originates near Addis Ababa, is 1,250 kilometres long and gives an important boost to employment and productivity in adjacent areas. Along the Awash river a silent disaster has been taking place for years. A lot of water is drained upstream for agriculture and industry
In Nepal we are working on the development of a bachelor’s program for education. Unfortunately there was a delay in the legislation process and therefore the Nepal Open University (NOU) decided to postpone the development process for some months. In April NOU made a decision to start with a one year post graduate course instead of a four year bachelor’s course. A task group was formed of Pitambar Neupane from ECEC and Ruma Manandhar from NOU to develop the curriculum framework for the one year course. The task force submitted the first draft of the framework to the Dean of
On June 27th, 2019 the director of Parole et Action, Daniel Jean Louis, visited our country. He visited our country for the kick-off of the INCE project. During his stay, he also made time to talk to a group of 80 sponsors. They were invited to join a presentation of Daniel. During his presentation, Daniel spoke about the sponsorship program in Haiti, the local context and the emergency relief after the hurricane Matthew in 2016. After this presentation a Dutch book writer, who lived in Haiti, was invited to tell something about the book he wrote called ‘land without
Theme of both evenings: Correspondence with your sponsor child: current situation & future possibilities Our goals of the evenings were to gain more in-depth insight in the sponsor’s need regarding the correspondence with/from their sponsor child the sponsor’s experience the current way of correspondenc the need of digitizing the correspondence to / from their sponsor child the experience of sponsors regarding the service of Woord en Daad Target group We invited a small group of sponsors to be able to have more quality time for discussions. Both evenings 15 – 20 sponsors were present in different age groups.