New board of directors at 100% for the Children

New board of directors at 100% for the Children

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New board of directors at 100% for the Children

100% for the Children held a general meeting on June 27, where we unfortunately had to say goodbye to two strong personalities in the organization. At the meeting, Mette Villekær Østergaard resigned as chairwoman and Torgny Møller as cashier. Both Mette and Torgny have contributed greatly to 100%'s work over the past many years. However, the vacant seats on the board of directors have already been filled and we would like to welcome the new board of directors to 100% for the Children:

  • Romaric Gé - Chairman
  • Erik Grootveld – Vice chairman
  • Tina Bundgaard – Cashier
  • Betina Haugaard Heron – Member
  • Lene Lind Pedersen – Member
  • Helene Gertsen – Member
  • Signe Xenia Pedersen – Alternate

We have invited the board of directors to a talk about why they are committed to 100% for the Children.

We have invited the board of directors to a talk about why they are committed to 100% for the Children.

Why 100% for the Children?

“100% for the Children is a small development organization, and you should not be fooled by that. A small, but highly professional and focused team ensures change-creating development with sustainability and children's rights as the focal point.”

This is how 100% for the Children's new chairman, Romaric Gé, describes the organization and its work for vulnerable children and young people in Kenya and Ghana. Romaric has previously been part of the board as a member.

"I have become a proper part of the team as chairman and therefore volunteer coordinator, and I am proud to be involved in making a crucial difference for vulnerable children in Ghana and Kenya."

Romaric has for the past 2 years, also acted as a volunteer coordinator, and therefore he works closely with the staff and volunteers in 100% for the Children. On a daily basis, Romaric works as a project employee in MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, where he works with young people and entrepreneurship in Denmark - an experience that benefits 100%.

100%'s work to improve children's living conditions and rights is one of the most meaningful things I can think of.

Betina heron, new member of the board.

To the question of "why 100% for the Children?" the new board member Betina Heron answers:

”100%'s work to improve children's living conditions and rights is one of the most meaningful things I can think of. That was the reason for joining the board of directors years ago - and that is the reason for me to rejoin the board.”

Betina has previously been part of the board of directors in 100% for the Children, but had to retire for a period. She explains:

"That I stopped a few years ago had nothing to do with 100%, but was solely due to bustle with me privately and professionally, and hence a feeling of not delivering a proper effort."

Betina is now back and ready to contribute. To the question of what Betina thinks she can contribute to the board, she answers:

“Through my work and involvement in a number of business networks, I have good contacts with companies for whom CSR and the Global Goals fills more and more. So I especially think it is in that direction that my skills/networks should be used in100% for the Children.”

Betina arbejder til dagligt som vice præsident i NIRAS og kommer med sin mangeårige erfaring til at spille en central rolle i 100%s strategiske arbejde.

Our team and collaborators is a great inspiration and make me want to make an extra effort

Helene Gertsen, member of the board

Lene and Helene tells about their role on the board

With us counted in we also have two women who have been a part of 100% for the Children for many years. One has just been able to celebrate their 10th anniversary. These are, of course, Helene Gertsen and Lene Pedersen. In addition to being part of the board of directors, Helene and Lene coordinate internships for social worker students from Copenhagen University College.

Lene tells: "I joined the board of directors at 100% because of my professional interest and because I certainly believe that the efforts and projects that we contribute to our collaborators in the South, help to create a positive development."

And Helene continues: “It is a huge privilege to be allowed to collaborate with people which I can really feel their passion about 100%'s visions and the work we do. Our team and collaborators are a great inspiration and make me want to make an extra effort.”

Both Helene and Lene are crucial to the organization's work towards engaging Danish students in the sustainable development work of 100% of the Children.

Vice chairman and a alternate to the board

After the last general meeting, Erik Grootveld will take on the role of vice chairman of the board. In addition to being committed to 100% for the Children's Board of directors, Erik also works for another charity that focuses on education among children in Malawi. Erik tells:

“In 2013, I visited a poverty-stricken village in Malawi, where many parents struggled to pay for their children's schooling. That's why I started a school project for the children. I have also been committed to 100% for the Children Since 2018,.”

Signe Pedersen is also new on the board of directors and is currently working as a alternate. Signe has actively participated in various charity projects for many years, mainly for vulnerable children in both Denmark and abroad. To the question of why Signe wants to be 100% committed to the Children, she answers:

“When the opportunity came to involve me in 100% for the Children, I knew this was where my energy needed to be focused. These are projects for children in the parts of the world where it is most needed.”

Once again, we would like to warmly welcome the new board of directors in 100% for the Children.

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