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

May-Dah-Say, Ton

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Last week we had to say goodbye to our former Chairman AJCM (Ton) Willekens.

We got the sad message that he suddenly passed away in Montreal, Canada on October 14th at the age of 71.

Ton was enjoying a holiday in Canada when he was struck by heart failure. Ton Willekens was chairman of the SmartKids Foundation from 2005 till February 2014. During his chair he guided the foundation through a very difficult period characterized by the global recession. His vision, guidance, network and financial support was of great influence on the SmartKids organization.

 At the age of 70, Ton decided to throttle down a bit from his very active life. Ton retired from our board and a number of other social activities to be able to spent more quality time with his wife Brigite. Unfortunately this period did not by far  last long enough.

The SmartKids familyTON W presspapier wishes Ton’s family all the strength in this coming period.

Ton will be missed on many places.

May-Dah-Say , Thank You Very Much,  Rest In Perfect Peace.

SmartKids Foundation is looking for an accountancy firm as a fan !

Like each foundation in the Netherlands, the SmartKids Foundation (SKF) is finishing the school year with an Annual Report and a Financial Report.

One of our main objectives is to keep the overhead as low as possible. Well below five percent has been the result for many years. Our small foundation has always been successful in finding an accountancy firm to monitor our financial administration as a gesture towards a non-profit organisation.

In the last few years our accounts have been checked free of charge by:  “De Beer Accountants & Belastingadviseurs” from Oisterwijk and Tilburg.

Of course the SmartKids Foundation is extremely grateful for this service by de  Beer Accountants and especially Drs. Olaf Huls.

However “De Beer accountants” has expressed the wish to stop that for SKF and help another non-profit organisation in the near future.

Therefore the SmartKids Foundation is looking for an accountants firm to check our financial administration on the same basis.

Who is willing to take over ?????

 

Please contact the treasurer Ruud Nassette at: treasurer@smartkidsfoundation.nl