funding project for a hospital wing in Roeselare, Belgium: how to?
This project does not look like it's attracting attention, so it's likely not to get a green light.
Before I leave Belgium, or what's left of it, I would like to find out if anyone finds the following idea realistic. If so, there's ample time for me to create a project out of the idea.
Basically, I would like to "donate" a wing to one of the new hospitals being built in and around Roeselare. I'd like to find pointers to people who have completed such a project. It would involve fund raising, business negotiating, selecting some hand-picked Belgian individuals (myself excluded) for glorious things such as name choosing, the first-stone ceremony, you know, all that kind of stuff people dress up for, and elbow their way into the limelight.
Come next spring, Belgium will feel the effect of the austerity measures dictated at the European level, and at their own level. Shortly thereafter, the gloves will come off. Already the growth of the fourth-world right here where I am, is growing exponentially, and it is, sad to say, unstoppable. I tried during the last 13 years of my life to actively contribute, hands-on, to the preservation of the most beautiful social and economic system a country has produced, second only to Sweden, I believe. All that is washing down the drain, fast, very, very fast.
Sourcing (funding) a non-profit project such as building a wing or (think creative) adopting a wing, with U.S. money to me seems like a rock solid security that in generations to come, Americans will continue to find the welcome and support at least for, let's say, a stayover.
To illustrate, the closest bed-and-breakfast is, I'm estimating, 30 miles away. Anything within that radius you get to pay, before hand, the same rate a European Commission worker pays, disregarding that such an individual, ten years ago, makes seven (7) times as much money as a local. In my case, it's even worse. Don't ask.
So things are bending the wrong way here, in a big way. Please do not mistake me for an alarmist. My reputation precedes me, and it says "problem-solver" all over. If you sense any type of negativity about this post, please disregard it.
"All it takes for evil to succeed, is for good men to do nothing." (unattributed)
Last edited by stefaan_meeuws (2010-11-04 11:46:55)