New name, same work
Impact South Asia is the new name of the India Adoption Plan. However, the work and the heart behind have not changed. As a team and board, we are privileged to carry on the work of our founder and friend, Bart Doornweerd.
Why a new name?
From India Adoption Plan:
|India||'India' in the name of our foundation caused many obstacles in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. In addition, the work has not been limited to India for a long time.|
|Adoption||When people hear the word 'adoption,' many think of adopting children. Adoption used to have positive associations 20 to 25 years ago. Nowadays, it also raises many critical questions and misunderstandings.|
to Impact South Asia:
|Impact||A powerful word that fits the gospel's power in word and action.|
|South Asia||This is the part of the world where we work: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.|
Froukje de Lange
Miesjel de Lange
communications and education fund coordination
Marijke den Boer
What started in 1991 with a few missionaries has grown into a ministry that supports 1,400 workers, 85 projects and 95 missionary children. Hundreds of sponsors have joined - a beautiful partnership in the gospel.
When I returned to the Netherlands and continued to be part of YWAM (known as Jeugd met een Opdracht in The Netherlands), the India Adoption Plan foundation was established for the above reason. There was a pragmatic reason for setting up a separate foundation. With regards to administration and organization it was easier to arrange financial flows in this way. In terms of beliefs, vision, norms and values, the IAP is fully equal to Youth with a Mission (YWAM). In that sense, the IAP should be fully regarded as part of YWAM, with its associated vision, norms and values.
In the future, but also now already, the IAP will function very differently than it has always done in the past. The founder is no longer in charge of daily operations. This responsibility now lies primarily with Froukje de Lange, who is now also 'the face' of IAP.