The African Albinism Foundation together with approximately 40 (unpaid) volunteers is committed to helping people with albinism 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. See here the SAA-team.
The board consists of the chairman, Jos Hummelen, treasurer Eline van Lummel and secretary Catelijn Katz. The board does not receive any remuneration for their activities while in function.
Jos Hummelen – Chairman
What some have with equestrian sports, or with space travel, I have with Africa. I find the continent endlessly interesting and I have a particular feeling for people in Africa. I think it’s fantastic that I can commit myself to them, especially for those in need. It’s wonderful that we look after each other, in this global village. My father (who has worked as a doctor in South Africa) set the example for me; always be respectful and go the extra mile for minorities and the less fortunate. My mother showed me that there is nothing more beautiful than serving with a smile and positive energy. I really want to bring these things, respect and service, into this position.
With great pleasure and dedication I took over the baton from Julia Klapwijk. She left behind a well-oiled machine, which we will expand together to make even more impact.
Eline van Lummel – Treasurer
My name is Eline van Lummel and I have been involved with the African Albinism Foundation since mid-2018 and I became treasurer in October 2018. Besides working as a doctor, I like to invest time into helping others. Despite not having a direct connection with people with albinism I was directly inspired by the vision of the foundation. It is incredibly fun and motivating to work together with all volunteers for the same purpose: providing sunscreen for people with albinism. By doing this, we hope to improve their quality of life by enabling them to take part in the outside life without getting sunburned.
Catelijn Katz – Secretary
I am Catelijn Katz and since the beginning of 2019 secretary of the African Albinism Foundation. I am fully committed to the African Albininism Foundation because I want to give something back to people with albinism. Our son has albinism. We experience that it is very well organized in the Netherlands, in terms of education, care and acceptance. Our son goes to regular education, practises judo and is busy getting his swimming diploma B. Of course he runs into boundaries and everything is a bit more complicated for him than for his sisters. He does not particularly like the fact that he needs to put on sunscreen very regularly. But we are able to buy sunscreen for him, wherever and whenever we want. That is different in other parts of the world. Certainly in Africa. That is why the African Albinism Foundation appeals to me. To provide practical help to people without pigmentation in a very sunny part of the world. With my experience as a manager in business operations, consultant for complex organizational issues and my private situation, I think I can add value for this beautiful foundation. I am therefore happy that I can contribute to this great goal.