Vision AfriKa Europe
Vision AfriKa Europe was established in the Netherlands on January 3th, 2012. By fundraising in Europe we wish to contribute to the maintenance, development and improvement of the Vision AfriKa programmes!
Our president, Emma Berkhout, has been working on the Vision AfriKa programme in Kayamandi for two years. Back in the Netherlands, she is still involved with the South African organisation. Inspired by her stories and based on own experiences in South Africa, the board members feel strongly about Vision AfriKa.
To run an organisation like Vision AfriKa, funds and donations are very important and always needed. We hope to inspire others who will help us support the South African youth.
Please feel free to contact us for questions, comments or advice.
* Emma Berkhout, President
* Charles Cornelis, Treasurer
* Nienke Groen, Secretary
If you would like to contact us, please use the following details:
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Telephone number: +31(0)644268344
3062 Bk Rotterdam
KvK number: 54359902 (Netherlands)
Account holder: Stg Vision AfriKa Europe
Bank Account No: 21.24.05.071
‘Taste South Africa’ - A Successful Benefit Dinner in the Netherlands!
Organised by Rotaract Club Rotterdam and Rotary Club Rotterdam Nieuwe Dag
On Wednesday October 31st 2012 the Benefit Dinner named ‘Taste South Africa’ took place at the World Port Center in Rotterdam. A beautiful venue located on the banks of the river Maas. On behalf of the board of Foundation Vision AfriKa Europe, Nienke Groen spoke about the programme of Vision AfriKa and the importance of support by donations from countries like the Netherlands. After Nienke’s presentation Joop Van Caldenborgh, a renowned Dutch Art collector, gave an inspiring lecture. He spoke about the Caldic Collection, his sculpture garden in Wassenaar (The Netherlands) and his plans for opening his own museum.
During the benefit dinner a jazz band provided musical entertainment. We very much enjoyed the South African dishes combined with a tasteful wine. A special thank you goes out to the students of the Hospitality Trade School of Rotterdam, who served a delicious three course dinner.
This great evening ended with handing over a cheque of €6,000 (!). This wonderful amount is an important contribution to the programmes of Vision AfriKa in Kayamandi en Vlottenburg. We are very grateful that Rotaract Club Rotterdam and Rotary Club Rotterdam Nieuwe Dag put so much effort and energy into the organisation of this amazing dinner. We would also like to thank all the others involved in making this evening to a great success!