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Op donderdag 30 december j.l. ontvingen wij dit mooie bericht van Café Averechts in Utrecht

Beste medewerkers van Stichting Foundation Support Mental Health Care Tanka Tanka,


Van februari 2020 t/m oktober 2021 hebben in ons café geld ingezameld voor jullie stichting. Vanwege een bestuurswissel, een wisseling van de wacht bij onze goede doelen commissie en de afgelopen periode waarin wij tijdens corona weinig activiteiten ontplooid hebben was het bedrag van €2000,- dat aan jullie toe kwam nog niet overgemaakt. Vandaag heb ik dit namens onze vereniging overgemaakt.

Wij willen jullie hartelijk bedanken voor deze bijdrage voor psychiatrisch ziekenhuis Tanka Tanka in Gambia

Twee bestuursleden zijn in november en december 2021 in Gambia geweest, onder andere voor afronding van het project
"Renovatie van de traditionele keuken"
Kijk voor de renovatie op de foto gallerij hieronder.

Klik hier:                    voor het verslag van Mireille


Renovation of the traditional kitchen has begun.
On June 14, Stichting Bouwen Gambia started work on the renovation of the traditional kitchen in Tanka Tanka

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2021-06-14 at 13.17.40

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Fundatie voor de septictank word gestort
Fundatie voor de septictank word gestort

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Wat een prachtig eind resultaat
Wat een prachtig eind resultaat

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2021-06-14 at 13.17.40

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Wonderful news Collaboration with Wilde Ganzen a fact!



In collaboration with the Partin Foundation and Wilde Ganzen, we can renovate the Traditional kitchen in Tanka Tanka.


Lida van de Maat (fundraising) and René de Graaf (secretary) have worked together with the Partin Foundation in an exciting preliminary phase to realize the project plan “Renovation of the traditional kitchen in Tanka Tanka”.


The Partin Foundation supported us in making the project clear and concrete so that it could be submitted to Wilde Ganzen as a Wilde Ganzen Klein project through the Partin Foundation.

The working method of the Partin Foundation, to sharpen the four projects together with 4 different projects for developing countries, including Kenya, Ethiopia, Namibia and Gambia, meant that we could learn from each other's projects and therefore gained a broader view of working developing countries.


Wilde Ganzen has now approved the project.

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Huidige staat van de traditionele keuken

The current state of traditional cuisine

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Now cook outside out of necessity

In recent months we have raised a lot of money through a card campaign and benefit auction of paintings.

Various donations were also made, we received materials and furniture for the wound room in Tanka Tanka and we could make free use of a bus to take these things away for transport to Gambia.

We are very happy with this help and donations !

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We would have loved to leave Buren on November 7 to drive to Gambia via Amsterdam and Dakar. A wonderful adventure, above all with the aim to enable the realization of a number of much needed facilities in the psychiatric hospital Tanka Tanka in The Gambia through sponsorship. In the meantime we had formed a team with 5 cars!

However, together we had to decide to postpone Driving for Tanka Tanka Gambia by one year. Uncertainty about the spread of COVID19 in the Netherlands, but also the countries we cross during our drive. How is the situation in Africa developing? Will Spain indeed remain closed to tourists this year? In the short term, we do not expect the certainty that makes it possible to drive to Gambia safely and responsibly.

What is certain? We go! We have adjusted our plan and our intention is to start driving in October 2021! Of course we will continue with the preparations. The sponsorship money already received remains 'in the pot' and we continue to raise funds and contributions from companies, family, friends and everyone who cares about our goal.

7100 Kilometer

21 Days

1 Target

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  Magnificent News !

The ZR VerAf working group of Rivierenland Hospital has decided to donate an amount of € 6700,- Euro for the "renovation of gates of the men's section" project


Look at NEWS for: € 1 per month promotion for Tanka Tanka


We demand maximum attention for psychiatry in Gambia!

Foundation SMHC Tanka Tanka is door de belastingdienst met ingang van 4 april 2019 aangemerkt als Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI status).

We are looking for 2 members of the Board for the following focus areas:

  • Expertise "Fundraising".

For more information board member with focus area "Fundraising".

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