It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Mr. Ben Waumans the great man of Eindhoven and the founder of GDCO was passed away last Wednesday 11th November (67 years)… I call him last week inquiring about his health but the phone was answered by his son … on behave of GDCO and its partners specially Gedaref university,,, and on behave of Gedaref state community and on behave of all the disabled I would like to show our deep condolences to his family and to his colleagues in the Digital City of Eindhoven also to the great people of Eindhoven .. Specially Dr. Agnes and Gedaref volunteers in Eindhoven … my condolences to Gedaref state community who benefit from the partnership between GDCO and DSE ,,, also to the disabled all over Sudan who learn how to communicate with their families through the internet our condolences to the Telecentre movement for missing a great hero who help Sudan to join this movement .
Ben Waumans was born in 1942 in Koewacht, Netherlands where he grew up. He attended university in Eindhoven. After university Ben joined Philips Electronics in various functions: researcher, development engineer, plant manager and board member at Philips research. After his retirement Ben worked as independent advisor for organizations as Eindhoven University and Medea. Besides his advisor activities Ben worked in various projects: chairman of Digital City Eindhoven, Chairman of Terre de Hommes Helmond, memberof the advisory board of the ANWB and chairman of the Belgian Dutch Federation. Ben passed away in 2009 at the age of 67.
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