To be able to finance our activities we depend on gifts and donations.
Regularly activities are organised by primary and secondary schools or other organisations.
A wonderful activity of the primary schools Klimop and ’t Warmelinck
Both primary schools decided to donate the proceeds of their Christmas markets to the Joanne Foundation. Helma visited both schools to tell the pupils something about the work done by the Joanne Foundation and the pupils reacted very enthousiastically. The Christmas market was a huge success! The proceeds were: € 2500 !
Helma went to the school again in February to tell the pupils that the Joanne Foundation could pay for the installation of 2 waterpumps with the money they donated and that the Ndegeya people could collect clean water now. Also two latrines could be built at the Little Stars school.Together with the other donations the Little Stars school needn’t be closed down and the education of more than 600 students was safeguarded.
We are grateful to the pupils, the parents and the staff of both primary schools for their contribution and enormous effort!
Weldam Castle Fair 10 september 2016
We were invited by St Mary’s Chapel Anglican Church Twente to be present at the Weldam Castle Fair on 10 September to inform visitors about the activities of the Joanne Foundation. The weather was incredibly beautiful and about 950 people visited the fair. We had some wonderful conversations with people who were very interested in the activities of our Foundation.
We are very happy that the Anglican Church decided to support our work by donating part of the proceeds of the fair to the Joanne foundation.
A water well in the church….
We are glad that the Protestant Church in Bredevoort is helping us finance the building of a water well in Ndegeya. A “real” well, decorated by the children, was put in the church on 28 August. This well will stay there untill November and money can be donated into this well.
Two wonderful activities
3 February 2016
Messink&Prinsen, a bookshop in Aalten, has donated many school materials and creative materials for Joanne’s Library. They gave us a box full of notebooks, pens, paint and coloured paper. Anja, a member of the board, is leaving for Uganda tomorrow and will take these materials with her.
When going to a restaurant to have dinner there you usually also order a glass or carafe of water. You can either choose tapwater or bottled water. A dilemma for the restaurants is whether to charge something for the water or not. Hotel Restaurant Stad Munster in Winterswijk has solved this problem by charging a little money and donating the proceeds to charity. The first semester of this year the proceeds will be donated to the Joanne Foundation. We are very happy with this wonderful initiative and we hope many people will dine at Stad Munster and drink lots of water!
Christmas present for a Christmas present
The colleagues of the Ludger College in Doetinchem were offered a choice, they could either get a book as Christmas present or they could donate the amount to the Joanne Foundation. We think this is a wonderful initiative and we are very glad that many colleagues donated the value of their Christmas present to the Joanne Foundation.
On 18 December we received a cheque of € 1750,-
We thought it a good idea to spend part of this amount on buying something extra (let’s call it a Christmas present) for some Ugandan needy families.
We asked Apollo to assemble a sort of Christmas box consisting of a big (life) chicken, 3 kgs of rice and matoke ( plantain, a sort of banana) and give this to a number of families who are in need of something extra. Families like the family of Jovia, Jennifer, Owen, Godfrey and Cecilia. All are families connected to the Joanne Foundation. On the day before Christmas Day, Apollo gave this Christmas present to the families. We are very happy that we were able to provide these needy families with a wonderful Christmas dinner.
The Night of the VMBO-Schaersvoorde
Again the fourth-form students of the vmbo Schaersvoorde Stationsplein organised the Night of the vmbo. From eleven o’clock in the evening till seven o’clock in the morning about 190 students participated in lots of workshops and other activities. The students were sponsored by family and friends and half the sponsored amount was meant for Serious Request and the other half for the Little Stars Junior Academy in Uganda. It is our wish to have a number of toilets and washrooms built for the students.
During this night Arent told the students about the bad sanitary conditions and explained what the plans of the Joanne Foundation are to improve the situation.
We are very impressed with the fact that the students raised € 2005 for the Little Stars Junior Academy. Thank you dear students!
On 18th November Helma Noordink went to Oldenzaal to tell a group of senior citizens about the Joanne Foundation. She showed them pictures and videos of the children and the families supported by the Joanne Foundation. Helma also explained the aim and wishes of the Joanne Foundation. Thanks to the gifts and the sale of Ugandan articles €384,- was raised. Thank you very much.
Concert of two choirs
On 14th November there was a wonderful concert of two choirs from two different countries, The Joysingers from Holland and 150Ps from Germany. Admission was free and the people could make a donation which was meant for the Joanne Foundation. In a speech Elske Baron told the spectators and the German guests about the Joanne Foundation. In total the people donated €1040,- We are grateful to The Joysingers for making this possible. It will help us continue Joanne’s dream in Uganda.
Fundraising Event in Markelo
On Saturday November 14 Helma’s travelmate Brecht organised a Fundraising event in Markelo. In a very enthousiastic way, using pictures and videos, she told the people present about her visit to Uganda. During the evening some friends of hers made wonderful music and two other friends had prepared delicious snacks. Brecht’s parents-in-law made their home available and took care of the drinks.
At the end of the evening Brecht had raised €1055,- for the Joanne Foundation. Thank you all very much!
Primaryschool De Höve
On 11th November Anja Lammers gave a presentation at De Höve, a primary school in De Heurne. The students have been saving money for school material for the children in Uganda for months. Up till a few months ago the students of the Höve already saved € 354.The children in Uganda have to buy their own school material like pens, notebooks, schooluniform but also toiletpaper and they need money to pay for their school lunches. If parents can’t afford paying for the school material and lunches then the children will not be able to go to school. Anja reenacted a “day at school in Uganda”. What struck Anja the most was that the students were very interested in the every day lives of their peers in Uganda.
On 17th December the students of De Höve celebrated Christmas with their parents and grandparents in the beautifully decorated church in the Heurne. During the celebration Anja explained about the children in Uganda. It was a wonderful christmas celebration and the people raised € 309 for the Joanne Foundation. The most recent savingscampaign of the students resulted in € 300. What a wonderful result, thank you very much!
Gingercookies VMBO-Schaersvoorde Aalten
On Saturdaymorning 3 October 2015 baker Kuipers from Winterswijk invited Rosalie Setz, Tereza Flachsová and Lika Altink, three students from vmbo-Schaersvoorde to help him bake 5000 gingercookies. Baker Kuipers is well known for his “Achterhoekse Kaneelbeschuitjes”, a local delicacy.
Baker Kuipers sponsored all the ingredients and the total proceeds of selling the ginger cookies will be given to the Joanne Foundation.
The students really enjoyed working at the bakery, it has taught them a lot.
Folk Festival Aalten 2015
On 18 September there was the annual Folk Festival in Aalten. A group of fifteen students of vmbo-Schaersvoorde helped organise the children’s games on Friday by selling candy and softdrinks and tattooing children and painting their faces. Many children visited the stand and the proceeds were enormous: €355,-!!
Children’s market Dijkstraat Aalten
Saturday, 14 July 2015
On this Saturday, during a heatwave (38 degrees Celsius!), some students of vmbo-Schaersvoorde Aalten organised the children’s market in the Dijkstraat.
They ‘tattooed’ and painted the faces of toddlers and infants and pulled them around in a cart for a few coins. They also sold home made products.
The total proceeds was high: €110,-!
The marketstand for the Joanne Foundation 2015
In May and June 2015 some students of vmbo-Schaersvoorde have again worked at the marketplace with their stand filled with goods for sale. All this to help finance the Joanne Foundation.
Especially the home made marmelade and cards sold really well.
A wonderful birthday gift!
One of Anja’s colleagues celebrated her birthday and instead of asking for presents she asked for a donation. She intended to use this donation for the My Book Buddy project. My Book Buddy is a reading project for children living in countries where reading is not self-evident.
Thanks to the Joanne Foundation and My Book Buddy the Paul Mugwanya school in Masaka received a bookcase filled with books for each classroom. Each week the students are allowed to borrow one book.
The donation of 400 euros enabled Paul Mugwanya and Apollo to go to the bookshops in Masaka and buy many books for the school.
Catering during the “Krachtveld Festival” of the Ludger College
On April 28 and April 29 the Ludger College in Doetinchem organized the Krachtveld Festival and the proceeds of the catering were meant for the Joanne Foundation.
Lots of delicious dishes were served, like French crêpes, chocolate buns , homemade cookies and pies and even a real Ugandan meal. Thanks to sponsors (like Jumbo Doetinchem and Aloys Lurvink and others) € 1026 was transfered to the Joanne Foundation.
We are grateful to all of the people who made this possible.
A spontaneous action of the students of the Ludger College
Just before the Christmas Holidays some the students of the Ludger College in Doetinchem started a spontaneous action to collect money for the Little Stars Junior Academy. Their teacher Dianne Hakvoort, was able to make them so enthousiastic that they collected 600 euros in a very short time. Fantastic! With the money we had 24 schooldesks made for the Little Stars school.
The Night of the VMBO School Schaersvoorde
For the third time in a row Schaersvoorde organised the Night of the VMBO School Schaersvoorde. 175 Students spent the night of December 18 doing workshops and other activities from 11:00 pm till 7:00 am the next day. The students were sponsored by friends and family and the aim was to donate money to Serious Request and to the Little Stars Junior Academy. This resulted in the wonderful donation of 1,353 euros for the Little Stars School.
The Autumn Market in Lintelo, an activity organised by the VMBO School Schaersvoorde
On Saturday 1st December a group of students from the VMBO School Schaersvoorde built a market stall at the autumn market in Lintelo and sold products. Within a few hours the students had collected 207 euros for “our” children in Uganda.
Ginger bread cookies
Thanks to Kuipers Bakery and Schaersvoorde students we received a wonderful amount of money for “our” children in Uganda. The students baked gingerbread cookies with the help of Mr. Kuipers who also provided them with free raw materials.