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 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 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.
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 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: