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Our Mission

The Adinkra Foundation aims at providing assistance on social, financial and technical projects to selected clinics, communities and schools in Ghana (West Africa) and especially with a focus on the Volta Region.De

What is Adinkra? 
The Adinkra symbol that we selected ('nkonson nkonson') stands for unity and human relations. Whether we live in the Netherlands or in Ghana, we are all connected to each other like the links on a chain, and therefore we have to take care of each other.

The Adinkra Foundation has been founded on the 16th of June 2004 by Hans en Toinet van Schijndel from De Mortel, a small village in the Netherlands. The foundation has been established after Mrs. Van Schijndel, who is working in the Dutch health sector, paid a visit to the Akatsi Health Centre, and was confronted there with the harrowing situation of none or small health care facilities and no medical equipment. Knowing from her own experience that in the Netherlands many hospitals and health care institutions have excess material, she made the promise to collect medical appliances and beds for this clinic.


What does Adinkra do?

The Adinkra Foundation has supported the clinics in the Akatsi District in Ghana since 2004 by providing medical equipment (as instruments and beds), and improving the drinking water supply at these clinics. Two sea containers full of charity goods have been delivered to the clinics in the district so far. Thanks to the Adinkra Foundation the health center in the town of Akatsi has been upgraded to District Hospital. Every month 3,000 patients are attended to!

Next to the health sector, the Adinkra Foundation has also supported schools and communities
in the Akatsi district by donating playground equipment, toys, and clothing.
Even the local football team has received new shirts.

The Adinkra Foundation is supporting the extension works on the Akatsi District Hospital,
starting in 2009, by putting up a new structure for the maternity ward.
The foundation was laid in 2009, walls were built in 2010 and in 2011 the roof was put on the structure. The building works will continue until the maternity ward can be fully used.

Furthermore we aim to donate an ambulance and ultra sound equipment to the hospital.
But we still need a lot of support to be able to provide for all this.

Contact numbers

Would you like to contribute, or do you need more information?
Please contact the secretary of the foundation on the following address:

Postal address


Meester Derksstraat 10, 5425 PK De Mortel, NL






NL02 RABO 0144 0926 46

Chamber of Commerce


Registration nr. 17166865