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Stepmother of 4000 newborns

Zwart Wit (Black White)

Episode 61: Yvonne Geerdink

First aired: Friday, 5 February 2016 at 18.32 hours

Stepmother of 4000 newborns

As a child she had only one ideal: I want to have the cancer out of the world. In some way, that original drive to want to make the world a better place. Yvonne Geerdink prompted it to achieve better world: the construction of a large maternity hospital in Tanzania where each year 4,000 children are born: safe, clean, good medication and good shelter.

Pregnant women come from far and wide to give birth in the clinic. It has become her life, where she puts her energy and soul. As an 'entrepreneur' Geerdink had already built up an impressive track record in the North, particularly in the housing and management. As HTS engineering she was struck by both the social side of living, as well as the technical side of it. But it was obviously not enough for her: she had to work for the happiness of others and when this project came she made a quick choice and made it with such conviction.

Website: www.yvonnegeerdink.nl

About this program:

A good conversation in Zwart Wit. Interesting, controversial and fascinating.

Jan van Friesland has a long TV career and therefore extensive experience in the world of television. His career began for him in 1981 with Koos Postema. In the past 30 years he worked among others on programs such as Klasgenoten, Jongbloed en Joosten, Sonja, Achter het Nieuws, Buitenhof, Van Dis and NOS Journaal.

All the guests of the program Zwart Wit have their own story. A story has always two sides. In Zwart Wit these different sides are going to be discussed.