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The members

Remco de Groot (chairman)
DSC03035I am Remco de Groot, currently 31 years old. As a profession I am working in IT as SAP Consultant, and as voluntairy chairman of this foundation.
I started my youth career, as youngster and volunteer at our local youth center Eagle in Baflo. Where my major achievement was to keep track of the budget spend of its renovation activity. After finalizing my youthcenter career I was asked by Ronald to join this initiative. Which I happily accepted!

I live in Baflo, work in Drachten, like to travel and work with youngsters. Hobbies: ice skating, playing music, listening to music and all kind of technical related stuff.

Ania Renkema (Treasurer)

imageMy name is Ania Renkema and I am 24 years old. For my study International Business and Management I participated in an exchange at Lignan University in Hong Kong and did an internship at Robert Bosch N.V. Brussels. After enjoying all the international experiences, I decided to conduct my graduation thesis at Jongerenwerk Barkema & De Haan, where I gained my first experience with youth work. I really enjoyed working in this field so much, that I decided to stay involved with Jongerenwerk Barkema & De Haan after graduating. Currently, I am still studying and am very happy that I can combine my interests for youth work within an international setting for the Go foundation.

My hobbies are: playing soccer, home interior design, watching series (favorites: the walking dead and house of cards), and of course participating in activities for the Go foundation.

Gwen Birza (Secretary)

Gwen fotoMy name is Gwen Birza, I’m 22 years old and have been living on a houseboat in Groningen for the past three years. I grew up in the area where the Go Foundation started. There I founded, together with a group of youngsters, a youthcentre. Here and in another youthcentre I’ve been volunteering for 8 years. After doing my internship at Jongerenwerk Barkema & de Haan, I stuck around to join the Go Foundation. Next to my study in Social Work and my work at Amigo Foundation I enjoy working for the Go Foundation as secretary.

I love watching series, spending time with friends and I enjoy cooking as well as a good puzzle once in a while. Most recently I started studying mediation and I just took up sowing. Recently I took a course so I can give sex education to youngsters.

Steven van der Veeke (active member)


Ronald de Haan (active member)

ronald foto