My name is Albertine Visbeek and I am a pediatric, obstetric and tropical health specialised nurse. Besides that I am also an IBCLC lactation consultant.
I went to Ghana in 2007 to do an internship for 3 months as a third year nursing student. After my graduation I worked in Tanzania for 4 months in 2009. Over the years I have lost my heart to Ghana and I visited Ghana once or twice a year to volunteer for various projects and organizations which were all related to the care for children, pregnant women and newborns. My interest mainly goes to this group of patients and therefore I specialised myself in this field.
Currently I am living temporarily in Ghana to establish the foundation and the various projects more.
Previously, students were able to find me and asked me to help them with the preparations for their trip to Ghana, as addition to the guidance provided by the schools. By doing an internship abroad I believe you will develop your personal even as professional skills by participating in a different care system.
In Ghana I got requests from the projects and organizations for which I have been working for, if I can arrange more motivated volunteers and students. It seemed to me that this is the right time to do this. The connections in Ghana have been made, now it’s time to link up the students and volunteers!
The You & Ghana - Connect to Care Foundation is registered in November 2015 at the Chamber of Commerce, region Friesland. The statutes were written by Yvon Notariaat in Drachten.
Secretary - Berber Roosma
“I am a teacher and I teach Dutch to young people within ISK (international transition class). Here I am dealing with students from different backgrounds and cultures.
I would like to use my expertise for the You & Ghana Foundation wherever I can.”
Financial administrator - Rebecca Gout - Tabi
“Orginally I am a Ghanaian and I moved to the Netherlands when I was 16 years old. I work at a nursing school as a group leader. Through this position within the foundation I can dedicate myself for woman and children in Ghana. I am glad I can stay involved with the country I come from.”
Carla van Valkenburg
“In 2016 we went to Ghana through the You & Ghana Foundation for our nursing internship. Meanwhile, we are all graduated as a nurse. We would like to stay involved in the foundation and together with Albertine we take care of the preparations of new students and volunteers.
It is very nice to do from our own experiences in Ghana!”
CO-FOUNDER OF YOU & GHANA IN GHANA
Kate Barnor - Kumi
'My educational background is in midwifery so I'm closely related to the focus group of You & Ghana - Mother and child. I'm currently working on setting up a second office for You & Ghana - the You & Ghana foundation Gh to increase the impact of the Safe Motherhood program.
I hope that in future we can roll out more low cost solutions to save lives of mothers and children.
YOU & GHANA - CONNECT TO CARE
Kamer van Koophandel
Chamber of Commerce
IBAN: NL83 INGB 0007 1335 55
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