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Who are we

The organisation

Until 2008 the organization consists of Christel van der Borden-Schillemans and Robert van der Borden from the Netherlands and Emmanuel Tettey Quarshie, living in Ghana. Over the last 4 years they have supported Yawsae by private donations.

In order to professionalize and expand the support for Yawsae a foundation has been set up. This foundation named  “United Development Foundation” supports in a sustainable way the local community. The foundation focuses on education and health by supporting small projects in Yawsae in Ghana.

The founders are Robert van der Borden and Christel van der Borden

United Development is an independent, non-profit, non religious, non-political and non-governmental organization. The foundation with a board will publish periodic reports by means of newsletters to their sponsors.  The raised funds are directly used for projects in Yawsae.

United Development worked 8 years with our local project manager, Emmanuel Tettey Quarshie, who worked hard with local contractors and authorities to get the job done.

We thank him for that and are most grateful for his support and the sacrifices he made.

Since May 2012 we work with a local contractor who took over Emmanuel's work.

Outside the Netherlands the name of the foundation is “United Development Foundation” whereas within The Netherlands the name of the foundation is “Stichting United Development”.


Why are we doing this?

Why are we doing this?

We know by experience that every individual can make a big difference for another human being. We feel privileged to be in the position to be able to help.

By having meetings with the Chief, the headmaster and the teachers, we have a clear view on what their priorities for sustainable developments for the future are.


Who are we?

Who are we?


Christel van der Borden - Schillemans: Chairman 

founder of United Development Foundation, driving force of the foundation, fundraising


Robert van der Borden: General Affairs and Finance

founder of United Development Foundation, initiator of professionalisation of the foundation, organisation of initiatives and fundraising 

Emmanuel Tettey Quarshie: Local Project Manager

coordinator of development initiatives, contact person and care for direct application of local labor and materials


Christel van der Borden-Schillemans
00 31 23 53 51 527 
00 31 6 5200 5543


Robert van der Borden
00 31 23 53 51 527 
00 31 6 53 57 68 79


United Development Foundation
PO Box 370

The Netherlands

Bank United Development Foundation
ABN AMRO Haarlem

Houtplein 47, Haarlem


Bank account number

IBAN  NL31ABNA0499594525



Chambers of Commerce registration number: 34298390