These three men just received their Identity Card, which gives them access to government allowances and services


The board of KarunaNl consists in 2024 of the following two persons:

Prof. dr. Geert H. Blijham,           chairman

Dr. ir.  Charles Nijman,                 treasurer

The board members have the following ancillary functions:

Mr. G.H. Blijham:

– Ndlovu Care Group, Groblersdal Zuid Afrika: Chairman Board of Trustees

– Foundation NIPED Research, Amsterdam: Member of the Board

– Stichting John and Marine van Vlissingen, Zeist: Member of the Board

– African HIV Care & Cure Foundation, Rotterdam: Board Secretary

– Faculty Association Utrecht Sams, Utrecht: Member Supervisory Board and Advisor Medical Students

Mr. C.M. Nijman:

– Stichting Vrienden Kasteel Amerongen: Chairman Board

– Stichting Kasteel Amerongen: Board member

– Charles Nijman Fireplace Antiques B.V.: Director

– Lievendael Real Estate B.V.: Director

The board has asked the former director of the KarunaNL Foundation (Dr. Ir Annet van den Hoek) to support them with a limited number of activities in 2024, which is seen as a transition year.  These activities mainly concern communication with the directors in Nepal, and communication with and reporting to the funding partners.