From 1 August 2018 on Masarang International has a new board consisting of Hans van Willige (chairman), Esther Klinkum and Wim van de Meerendonk. Esther and Wim have been volunteering for Masarang for more than 6 years, while Hans has been actively involved in the activities of Masarang for a year. Hans is fascinated by the innovative ideas of Willie Smits to restore the balance between man and nature. Together with Esther Klinkum he visited the Masarang projects in Indonesia several times.
All efforts of Masarang International are aimed at supporting the pioneering work of Willie in the field of reforestation and sustainability in Indonesia. The new board builds on the foundations that the old board has laid.
We thank Steven Smit, Marie José van Schaik and Willie Smits for their tireless efforts and great enthusiasm. Both Steven and Marie José were no longer able to combine their volunteer work with their other business activities and busy private lives. Willie will of course remain involved with Masarang International as honorary board member and “founding father”.
From left to right: Hans van Willige, Rowena Façee Schaeffer, Esther Klinkum, Willie Smits, Marie-José van Schaik, Adrienne Watson (Masarang Hong Kong), Steven Smits, and in the foreground Wim van de Meerendonk