This is the fourth circular letter in 2019.
After a short holiday break we have started working hard again.
During our annual BBQ we said goodbye to Lonneke vd Gulik and Esther van Velzen. For years they have been committed to our foundation and we are very grateful to them for that. Fortunately both have promised to continue to help if required
Sjaak de Boer (via e-mail):
“I would like to thank Esther and Lonneke for their many years of dedication and creative energy that they have given to Auxilia. The team is what it is thanks to the volunteers. Thanks to all the cooperation, many beautiful things have been achieved. The fact that the working group has been around for 33 years says a lot about the charity and the atmosphere that it is based on. I am extremely proud of the fact that Auxilia is still a name that brings a smile to people, without scandals or fraud. In today's society that is special in itself”.
On May 26, Sjaak applied for help to repair the roof of the cathedral of Itaguai (Rio de Janeiro). “The corrugated iron roof which I installed over 25 years ago is now completely worn out by rust and exposure to great heat. It is in urgent need of replacement. In short the roof must be replaced as quickly as possible to prevent greater damage from leaks in the underlying supporting structure and interior. The church is in a poor neighbourhood and this project is a heavy burden for its own parishioners.” They hope to be ready before the rainy season (October). Padre Eduardo, the current pastor will send us photo material. We have decided to make a contribution for this repair.
Manda Foundation started in 2012 by supporting the setting up a garden in Mwangwei (Kenya). The aim is to show the local population together with Kenyan employees that horticulture can offer people a better life. A group of volunteers from the Netherlands went to Kenya again in October to carry out various activities there. This time a "nursery" was built with a roof made of transparent corrugated sheets so that the plants which had been sown there could be planted out after the rain season. We have supported this project.
Jolinda Zuurbier is going through the IBO Netherlands Organisation to Uganda in April 2020 to help build water tanks, sanitary buildings based on water bottles as a foundation. She gave an impressive story during a meeting. Enough for us to sponsor her.
In the meeting on 31 October we invited Sara Kinsbergen to exchange ideas with us about the ins and outs of our foundation. Sara works at Radboud University in Nijmegen as a development sociologist and does research into Small Private Initiatives and knows how to make a difference. It was an impressive, sometimes confronting, but always positive evening. Martijn put it as follows: “What I always secretly thought was confirmed last night: we are a unique, close-knit and colourful collection of people with enthusiasm and commitment, who find it important to do something for the people around us. I experienced last night as inspiring, enlightening and sometimes confronting (in a positive and pleasant way, by the way)."
- December 2019 Christmas market in Wervershoof
- December 31, 2019 New Year's Eve celebration with Father Sjaak de Boer in Wervershoof
- April 5, 2020 World of Taste in 't Fortuin in Wervershoof
- August 16, 2020 Celebration in the bumper cars during the fair in Wervershoof
Ice block in the garden of the rectory in Wervershoof
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