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Massive Thank You To

All Our Volunteers & Board Members!

POP is very grateful to its current and previous volunteers for their invaluable contribution to our organisation. The work of POP would not be possible without their time and effort.

Ankie Ulrich

Ankie has assisted POP in the Netherlands by helping with raising funds and by promoting and selling products made in prison since the start of the organisation. In 2012, she visited Uganda and assisted with our Tailoring Skills Project in Gulu.

Anke Rijntjes

Anke Rijntjes volunteered with POP for a month in January 2013. Among other things, she assisted with the construction of our candle workshop in the remand prison in Kampala and with the development of the first candles. Anke works as a Manager Revenue & Channels at Stayokay in Amsterdam, but continues to help POP in her spare time with the sale of prison products.

Bosco Mukiibi 

In 2012, Bosco was a participant in our Career Skills training in Luzira Upper Prison. After completing the training, he became a Career Skills trainer for POP and trained many of his fellow inmates. After his release in 2015, he was given a job at the Radio Station in Fort Portal as a result of having trained the owner of the radio station in Career Skills in prison. Bosco now volunteers with POP and trains prisoners in Fort Portal in Career Skills and Reintegration Skills.

Thijs van den Heuvel

Thijs worked as our first Business Development Manager in Kampala from 2014 to 2016 to ensure that our work can continue. Thijs has now returned to the Netherlands, but is still involved with organising our Uganda Cycling Challenge.

Wouter Klene

Wouter assists POP with designing, developing and maintaining POP’s new website and webshop. Wouter works with Enx Technology, which develops software for inter alia KLM.

POP also would like to thank its previous employees and volunteers:

Alix de Chillaz Hop (2016-2017) – Country Manager

Brian Alcorn (2017) – Business Development Manager

Nadya Mileva (2016) – Business Development Manager

Celesta Duivenvoorde (2011 – 2016) – Founder and Country Manager

Thijs van den Heuvel (2014 – 2016) – Business Development Manager

Katie Jenkins (2016) – Monitoring and Evaluation

Sally Hunt (2014)  – Reintegration Skills Project

Rachel Landman (2012-2013) – Career Skills Project

Anke Rijntjes (2013) – Candle Skills Project

Raul Umuhire Glotzbach (2011-2015) – Prison Wall-Newspaper

Martin Kruizinga (2011-2014) – Website & Computer Skills Project

Loes van Schaijik (2012) – Computer Skills Project

Conor O’Rourke (2011-2012) – Writing Skills Project

Gerry van Ravenzwaay (2012) – Benefit Concerts

Maartje Elderenbosch (2011) – Photography

Lawrence Musoke (2011) – Design of Logo

And last, but not least, a big thank you to our board members:

Clemens Duivenvoorde
Marja Schinkel
Gertjan Becx