You are invited to join our sponsorship webinar On Tuesday September 22 and Monday September 28 we will organise a webinar to talk you through all the recent ins and outs of our sponsorship program. But above all, by bringing together our worldwide partners, we hope you get inspired! Will you join? In the last few months we have been working on several things. I’m sure you’ve noticed this, because it also means a different way of working for you. We digitized sending the ‘Thank you’ letters to our sponsors, we have been developing and trying out the Child Connect app
“We realized that we live a relatively wealthy life. However, for a lot of children it is not obvious that they can go to school and hear about the Word of God,” Corina explains. She took a look at the website of Woord en Daad and is now sponsor of Gay Seogo, a 9-year-old from Burkina Faso. Corina, married to Henri and mother of Job (4) and Hannah (1,5), has a picture of Gay. “We told our children where he lives and why we support him. Every night we pray for him. Our son also prays for Gay when
Back to school? If it is up to Fabian Garza, he will be going back to school as soon as possible! The 11-year-old boy from Guatemala attends grade 5, but is now following education at home. Not only him, but also his mother is learning new things. “The past months have been tough, but at the same time I have learned a lot. I now know how to use technology to take classes online.” Right now, 1.5 billion children and youngsters worldwide are unable to go to school because they have no online learning resources. Fortunately, this does not
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (email@example.com).
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