The Meet Kate Foundation
The Meet Kate Foundation officially opened the Meet Kate Children’s Home in August 2010 in Ekwamkrom in the Central Region in Ghana. The Children’s Home is a collaboration between the Ghanaian Philomena Fynn and the Dutch Kelly de Vries. Initially, it was meant to provide children with temporarily shelter, food and education, especially to those children whose parents were not able to take care of them financially or for other reasons. However they also started with a day care facility during school hours, providing care for approximately 65 Children in the age of 0-5 years. Furthermore, primary school education was offered for children of 6 years and older, in the hope that they eventually will be able to offer day care en education to a maximum of 200 children.
Unfortunately, the Meet Kate Foundation cannot facilitate this primary school extension in the present building of the Meet Kate Children’s Home and day care centre. Therefore, they bought a piece of land in front of the current accommodation, to be able to start the implementation of primary education. These facilities include a building consisting of six classrooms, an office and a computer/library spot, the placement of outside toilets and the construction of a sport/play area.
The realization of the new accommodation and the additional activities are taking place in three phases over the period February 2012 to November 2012. In the meantime a curriculum for the entire target group (children between 1-12 years) will be established, in order to improve the provided day care and to introduce a complete program for the primary school. In September 2012 the entire program can be put into practice since part of the new building will be finished and in use.
In order to achieve their expansion plans, the Meet Kate Foundation are applying for funds and getting involved in corporate social responsibility projects in order to raise donations for this project. With a contribution of €2.500 or more they will mention the company or firm on their website, social media and in our monthly newsletter.
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