The African Albino Foundation together with approximately 40 (unpaid) volunteers is committed to helping albinos in Africa. The foundation has an organisational structure with a board of three-members, three primary processes and three supportive processes.
Each process has a process owner under who about 30 volunteers work. See here the SAA-team.
The board consists of the chairman, Alma Moekotte, treasurer, Maaike Vanderschuren and secretary Julia Klapwijk. The board does not receive any remuneration for their activities while in function.
Alma Moekotte – chairman
In November 2016 Alma took over from Anita Boelsums, as chairman of the Foundation. She would like to combine two of her favorites : Africa and organizing. Just before her installation she completed her medical studies. For her medical research she was 9 months in Gabon, Central Africa. At the same spot where Albert Schweitzer founded a hospital, for which he later received the Nobel Peace Prize. In the wet armpit os Africa, she has fallen in love with this continent. Alma would like to maintain contact with Africa and the concreteness of the purposes of the foundation attracts her.
Maaike Vanderschuren – treasurer
Maaike has been the treasurer of the African Albino Foundation since the beginning of 2016. After completing medical school in Utrecht she would like to become a pediatrician. Following her trips to Tanzania in 2007 and South Africa in 2014 her love for Africa has only grown stronger. Maaike is therefore delighted to be able to help albinos in Africa as our treasurer.
Combining her position of treasurer with her studies and her hobbies is a challenge that the 24 year old Maaike welcomes eagerly! In her free time she enjoys music and travel.
Julia Klapwijk – secretary
Julia has been the secretary of the African Albino Foundation since late 2016. She is a medical student in the fifth year of her study, and would like to work as a tropical doctor after her studies. One of her main hobbies is traveling to (unknown) countries to get know the people and culture by working out there, to live with host families and to learn their languages. Julia has been in Central and South America several times, and in 2016 she went to Tanzania for her internship, where she also visited several projects of the Foundation. After hearing the life stories of some albinos and seeing their skin problems, she was extra motivated to get started as a secretary and help them by working for the Foundation.