The founders

From 1968 to 1972, Henk Boonstra worked as a doctor at the Zithulel missionary hospital. He finished his working life as a medical professor in Nijmegen. Zithulele has always kept his interest. Following his emeritization, he founded the Zithulele Foundation together with his friend Klaas van der Ploeg from Surhuisterveen, retired alderman, and supported by their wives in 2006. In 2007, the duo resumed to the Mqanduli district - where Zithulele falls - to map with the residents the situation and to make a plan of action.

Board members

Following the sudden death of Henk Boonstra in May 2008, the board of the foundation is now formed by:

  • Tiny Boonstra-Jansma, Chairman
  • Klaas van der Ploeg, treasurer
  • Elisa van Egmond, Secretary