Andre Klomp passed away!

Dear SmartKids,

Bad news again.

Andre KLOMP our former secretary at the Board in the Netherlands has suddenly died.

In 2004 Andre and Kees travelled to Ghana on a holiday trip. During this trip the SmartKids philosophy was born and Kees and Andre were number One and Two, who started their dream to fulfill all your dreams.

Of course, Kees was very important for the Foundation, but so was Andre.

Today the dramatic news reached me that Andre, on a holiday trip, was hit by heart failure during a bicycle trip with friends in Spain.
Apparently, this all happened on April 2nd, 2018. After a few days in coma in hospital he did not recover and unfortunately died on April 7th.

We do loose a good former secretary, a dear friend and both our founding fathers in six years time.

Our thoughts will be with his family and we all wish them all the strength in these difficult days.

On behalf of our Boards in the Netherlands and Ghana.
Ruud Nassette,
International Coordinator and treasurer
SmartKids Foundation

What makes us tick?

For generations the Western World has helped and influenced Africa. Over the years this “Foreign Aid” did not change the African situation substantially.

Although this is a long-term goal, EDUCATION is, in our opinion, the key to success.

But where to start ? If hundreds of millions are in need of proper education, if the drop-out rate is extremely high and therefore the chance of success is limited. Taking responsibility, decision-making, making mistakes and “lessons learned” are the key words on this journey. The SmartKids Foundation aims at the brightest kids. At young people with academic talent and the potential to make a difference for their country. We select children like that nationwide and support their secondary and tertiary education. In return they promise, in writing, to support this foundation and participate in the process during their future professional life.

It is our mission to support future leaders, by educating and nurturing them from a young age.

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