News & activities

Two open positions at Welkom in Utrecht

Currently, we have two open positions at Welkom in Utrecht. Vacancy for Contact Person at the Hercules hub (24 hours per week). Click here for the full job description (in Dutch). Vacancy for Program officer Ukraine (24 hours per week). Click here for…

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Dwarf owl Gaya visiting Welkom in Utrecht

Special visitor at Welkom in Utrecht! Gaya, our Fatima’s dwarf owl, is popular with young and old alike.

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Soccer tournament at Sporthal De Dreef

On Sunday, April 14, together with COA and JongGras Sports Buddies from Academie van de Stad, we organized a soccer tournament at De Dreef Sports Hall. In the presence of RTV Utrecht and supporters in the stands, four teams from three locations competed against each other. In the first…

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Gifts from neighbor women for Eid-al-fitr

What sweet neighbors Plan Einstein Pahud has! In the morning, someone brought dozens of cups of delicious homemade puddings. In the afternoon, someone else brought cookies and cakes for the azc residents. Eid mubarak!…

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Visiting Plan Einstein Pahud during your history class

On Thursday March 7, a 3 HAVO class of the Vathorst College in Amersfoort visited Plan Einstein Pahud during their history lesson and it was a great success! The students interacted with a number of residents to learn more about their lives in the Netherlands, at the asylum seekers’ center…

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Baking cookies together with Buurtmaaltijden

On Saturday, March 23, we organized a super fun activity together with Buurtmaaltijden at Plan Einstein Pahud as part of #NLdoet. Together with local residents and lots of children, we baked delicious cookies in the afternoon and then went into the Overvecht neighborhood to distribute them to residents.

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Only love during Norouz

In a world full of misery that results in people not having a dignified life and then having to flee, we make a world where people can be themselves, feel comfortable, get motivated, feel equal, and everyone accepts each other. In a world full of misery in which many live…

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The Persian New Year has begun!

Spring began on Thursday March 21 at 4:06 a.m., and that also means it is Persian New Year! Norouz is celebrated in a big way especially by Iranians, Kurds, Afghans and Azerbaijanis and symbolizes the return of the sun and of light. During Noruz, the Haft Sin can be found…

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Aldermen at work on Plan Einstein Pahud for NLdoet

Look at them go! Four aldermen came to volunteer at Plan Einstein Pahud as part of NLdoet, together with azc residents and a local resident. They worked hard: a tree bed was planted, a wall and 10 stools were painted, and a coffee table was taken care of. The very…

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To the Turkish rocker Haluk Levent

Last Saturday night, a group of Turkish refugees went to the concert of Turkish rocker Haluk Levent in TivoliVredenburg via Welkom in Utrecht. Read some of the rave reviews from participants below! Kazim really liked the concert. It exceeded his expectations. He said he was surprised because it was…

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