After the sudden death of Kees Hoogendijk, founder of, and driving force within the SmartKids Foundation, a hectic period started. The Board Members only then fully realized how much time and work Kees devoted to his dream.

It is almost a mission impossible to fill the gap he left behind. Now that reality is sinking in, the board has to re-shuffle and fill more or less two vacancies. One a replacement International Coordinator and a Treasurer.

Every year the SmartKids Ghana community is organizing an Annual Meeting in Kumasi. This time the meeting will take place on June 2nd, 2012. Like every year Kees Hoogendijk was the representative of the Board of Management in the Netherlands.

Coming up is the first Annual Meeting without him.

Board member Ruud Nassette will travel to Accra and Kumasi end of May/early June. He will try to fill the absence of the “Father” of the community, also that seems a “Mission Impossible”.

‘As for me, everything is possible. You just have to go for it!’
Kees Hoogendijk 1955- 2012