In Memory of Eve Yeomans

In Memory of Eve Yeomans


A long time ago now we were contacted by friend, colleague and NTF Sponsor Anne Higgins. She told us that her mother had passed away. Eve Yeomans, loved all handicrafts such as sewing, knitting etc. At her funeral, it was decided to make a collection for NTF. Anne passed on a donation of £350. Rather than it being put into the general fund, we though hard of what would be the best use of the donation. At the time, the Dutch group who we work closely with on projects in Penyem, were in the process of building a Skills Centre in the village. This centre would be for sewing and similar crafts. So we decided to keep back the £350 until such a time that a use for it could be found in the Skills Centre.

We are delighted to announce that the donation will be used to pay the salary of a teacher in the centre. This is fantastic and a fitting way to celebrate the memory of Eve Yeomans.

Below is a copy of the email received from the Dutch.

Thank you to everyone concerned.

Dear Andy.

Great news for the skill centre and Penyem people you gave us .Thank you. My best idea to use this money wise and in the memory of the lady who donated the money is to use the money to pay the salary off the teacher .This will be the salary for a full time teacher who will teach sewing, knitting and crocheting to the older girls and ladies from Penyem and we hope surrounding villages. We will discuss it with the VDC ,Alkalo and our Co-worker Bakary Kujabi .We will announce the donation on opening day.Hope you will hand over the money to Alkalo Kolley when you arrive febr 11.Than he can pay the teacher salary every month for a whole year. After return I will send you pictures off course. With great gratitude we thank you for this donation to the Skill centre and Penyem people. And we hope you can agree how the money will be spend.

Until next time.

Kind regards, Corrie Jordaan.

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