Annual report 2008

About Angel’s Garden

Angel’s Garden is a young foundation established on 8 June 2007 and domiciled in Purmerend (Netherlands). Our mission is to help handicapped adolescents and chronically ill children in Suriname who are falling between two stools. For these young people no day, night, or weekend care is available. This makes them dependent on their families and restricts their social contacts. Angel’s Garden wants to provide a home for them to break the barriers of their social exclusion.

This annual Report is on the 3rd of January 2009 approved by the board of Angel’s Garden.

Establishment of the foundation

The foundation was established at a meeting in Purmerend on 8 June 2007.
As from this date, we may call our project a foundation. We are registered with the Chamber of Commerce in Alkmaar under number 37134218.

The board of the first hour was made up of the following members:
– chairwoman: Zoelaiga Herfst
– treasurer: Ludwich van Mulier
– secretary: Letitia Nelstein

The present board is made up of the following members:
– chairwoman: Zoelaiga Herfst
– treasurer: Reno Boldewijn
– secretary: Sherida Kerpens
– member: Karin Loor


The primary goal of the foundation is to accommodate handicapped adolescents and chronically ill children in a homely environment with a harmonious atmosphere. The foundation aims at providing day, night, and weekend care for these young people. A further goal of the foundation is to carry out all activities broadly connected with, or beneficial to, the primary goal.
One of the ways in which the foundation tries to realize its goals is to organize a day, night, and weekend provision for the relevant groups, with the accompanying facilities.

Board and meetings

In 2008 the board came together fourteen times. Some particulars in the minutes worth mentioning are:
26 May 2008: registration with the 1% Club – drafting donation letters – appointing new board members in Suriname
26 June 2008: submitting the project plan to the direction of Slotervaart hospital in Amsterdam

23 July 2008: reception of giro slips to be used in donation letters
17 September 2008: promise of ten boxes by a day care center for children in Amsterdam South-East

Activities and publicity

Donation letters
Some 400 donation letters with giro slips were sent to citizens. The foundation received a number of donations. As yet the largest contribution, to the amount of 100 euros, came from an orthopedist of the Slotervaart hospital. On behalf of the foundation a card with thanks was sent to the family. One donation was received from an untraceable citizen. A number of citizens reported their intention to become a donor.

Following on e-mail contact with Mr. Pieck, the chairwoman was referred to Skanfonds in Suriname for submitting an application for subsidy. In January 2009, during her visit to Suriname, the chairwoman will pay a visit to Skanfonds.

Slotervaart hospital
After a personal talk with the management of Slotervaart hospital a copy of the project plan was left behind for further information. As yet, regrettably,  no reaction was received.

Reno and Sherida pinned up our posters. These posters may contribute to publicity for the foundation.


List of expenses:
telephone expenses
money to be received
Surosa exchange
notary expenses
Cambio Excess
money transfer Suriname
money transfer Transk
free publicity pens
printing paper.
presentation folder A4  80
presentation folder. A4 50
navigator paper A4.
setting and mounting activities
visiting cards
copying expenses A4 color
show bag
Pritt sell tape
course fees
copying expenses  A3 color
risograph A4 color
azure A4 80 gr
copying expenses A3 color
stamp-pad ink
giro slips
national pen
purchase of stamps
rent (Suriname)
travelling expenses.
Total expenses: 2.811,18


What does our future look like? 
The future of the project depends chiefly on subsidies and on the building lot promised to the foundation by the government.
Our funds are used for the target groups in Suriname mentioned earlier. Good contacts with all participants are essential for the continuity of the project. Our motto for the new year will be the old saying ‘Do good and you will be heard, where there’s a will, there’s a way’.
And of course we will stick to the principle that our special children cannot speak for themselves, but have their wishes like all other children. And mostly they have just one wish.

This annual report was accepted by the board on 3 January 2009.