Hi Robert and Julie
Hope you are both well. We see and hear that you are working very hard with your Rotary duties. We know that this is a labour of love for the two of you.
I am attaching a photo I took of Jim and Jeremy last night (one or two drinks under their belts). It is absolutely fabulous to see Jeremy again albeit such a short visit of a couple of days.
We hope to visit in March next year and will look forward to seeing you both again.
Our best regards
Chris and Jim
Message from The Netherlands
In the period August 24 to September 1 Mrs. Alison Carstens , CEO of The Mudita Foundation , partner of Rotary in the above mentioned project , visited , at her own initiative , The Netherlands to finalize the preparations for the visit of the Dutch VTT to Macassar in the first 2 weeks of October .
During this period she had a packed program including various meetings with the Dutch VTT members and visits to a number of leading Dutch institutions in the field of both policy making as well as prevention and treatment especially focused on Youth wherever possible . I had the privilige to organise and accompany her during this trip which included a visit to Kentra 24 (September 1 ) , an organisation focusing on both inpatient as well as outpatient support to youth in the substance abuse area in the Southern region of the country ( see photo with Alison second from left and flanked by Bibi Bressers , Youth Therapy Coordinator ( on her right ) and Irene Dijkstra ( Manager of Kentra 24 ) .
This trip turned out to be an important element in the final design of the VTT program as well as the contents for the various awareness and training sessions for a variety of stakeholders in this field in the Macassar community .
The Dutch VTT members and Alison are scheduled to attend the HSRC breakfast meeting on October 3 .
Students and Trainers with their vision