Andre Klomp, a co-founder next to Kees Hoogendijk, steps down as secretary of the SmartKids Foundation. Andre was the secretary from day One, back in 2002. So he fulfilled this function for more than 14 years.
Andre and Kees were travelling through West Africa on holiday, when the idea and philosophy of the SmartKids Foundation was born. With the help of a lot of friends the Foundation was formalized in 2004 with focus on Ghana.
The foundation will miss a very capable Member of the Board.
Consequently the Board is searching for a proper replacement for Andre. Somebody that supports the philosophy that education is the key factor in life, and realizes that education should be available to any kid in the world.
However….. That is impossible ! , an “idée fixe” !
Therefore the SmartKids Foundation concentrates on children that cannot financially afford to go to school, but are potentially intelligent and motivated enough to complete any tertiary education. So use the limited resources available, there were the chance of success and future impact on the society is the greatest.
Are you our new Member of the Board ,Secretary or WEBMASTER
please let us know at : Ruud@smartkidsfoundation.nl
And finally, Andre good luck and thank you very much for your energy and wisdom during these 14 years.